This paper makes use of profiling questions and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test in order to create a profile or psychological report. The subject of this profile report is a person with whom the interviewer feels comfortable with, specifically, a person whom he knows well. The interviewee’s responses to the profiling questions will be analyzed and compared against the interviewer’s knowledge of the interviewee’s behavior and personality.
This is not a clinical report and it should not be used for assessing psychopathology or recommending any kind of psychological treatment for the interviewee. Instead, the objective of this interview is merely to know the interviewer better. Since the interview was not conducted by a professional psychologist, inferences found in this report must be viewed with skepticism. Demographic Information: The subject of this report is a twenty-six year old female, a single mom who works as a home-based web content writer for a year now.
Prior to pregnancy and her home-based job, she used to an investigative writer for an intellectual property (IP) rights firm. She also worked as a magazine in a lifestyle magazine before. Her baby is now almost a year old and she lives with her sister. In accordance to the confidentiality precept of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, the identity of the interviewee will be kept private. To refer to the interviewee, the name “Fray” will be used in this report. (Myers, I. et al, 1998) Responses to the profiling questions
Does the interviewee remember information more accurately if he/she observes the behavior being performed or does he/she prefer to read how the behavior is performed? Fray prefers to read how the behavior is performed. Simply said, she wants to interpret actions and behaviors in accordance to her past experiences and knowledge. She uses her general understanding of societal interactions in her attempts to interpret or understand the way people interact with her or the way other people respond to their environment.
Furthermore, she thinks that actions must be viewed in a cause and effect pattern. For her, everything happens for a reason and the way people behave is probably a product of how the society interacted with them. The interviewer agrees with Fray’s responses. She has observed that Fray often likes to make insinuations on other people based on how they talk and act in public. Q2: Does the interviewee prefer studying in a library, or at home where there are background noises and some distractions?
Fray opts to study at home but she noted that the preference is merely because she feels more inclined to study when she is alone inside her room. She also notes that she can tolerate the presence of background noises and some distractions which are typical in her home setting. In addition to that, she pointed out that she might also prefer to study in a library, provided that the place is not teeming with hushed but busy people who keep on walking around. The interviewer notes that the fact that Fray prefers a surrounding that’s solemn is probably part of the reason why she also prefers to work at home.