Personality Type Indicator (PTI)

1.    At a party do you:
·         Interact with many‚ including strangers
·         Interact with a few‚ known to you
2.    Are you more:
·          Realistic than speculative
·          Speculative than realistic
3.    Is it worse to:
·          Have your “head in the clouds”
·          Be “in a rut”
4.    Are you more impressed by:
·          Principles
·          Emotions
5.    Are more drawn toward the:
·          Convincing
·          Touching
6.    Do you prefer to work:
·          To deadlines
·          Just “whenever”
7.    Do you tend to choose:
·          Rather carefully
·          Somewhat impulsively
8.    At parties do you:
·          Stay late‚ with increasing energy
·          Leave early with decreased energy
9.    Are you more attracted to:
·          Sensible people
·          Imaginative people
10.Are you more interested in:
·          What is actual
·          What is possible
11.In judging others are you more swayed by:
·          Laws than circumstances
·          Circumstances than laws
12.In approaching others is your inclination to be somewhat:
·          Objective
·          Personal
13.Are you more:
·          Punctual
·          Leisurely
14.Does it bother you more ha‎ving things:
·          Incomplete
·          Completed
15.In your social groups do you:
·          Keep abreast of other’s happenings
·          Get behind on the news
16.In doing ordinary things are you more likely to:
·          Do it the usual way
·          Do it your own way
17.Writers should:
·          “Say what they mean and mean what they say”
·          Express things more by use of analogy
18.Which appeals to you more:
·          Consistency of thought
·          Harmonious human relationships
19.Are you more comfortable in making:
·          Logical judgments
·          Value judgments
20.Do you want things:
·          Settled and decided
·          Unsettled and undecided
21.Would you say you are more:
·          Serious and determined
·          Easy-going
22.In phoning do you:
·          Rarely question that it will all be said
·          Rehearse what you’ll say
·          “Speak for themselves”
·          Illustrate principles
24.Are visionaries:
·          somewhat annoying
·          rather fascinating
25.Are you more often:
·          a cool-headed person
·          a warm-hearted person
26.Is it worse to be:
·          unjust
·          merciless
27.Should one usually let events occur:
·          by careful se‎lection and choice
·          randomly and by chance
28.Do you feel better about:
·          ha‎ving purchased
·          ha‎ving the option to buy
29.In company do you:
·          initiate conversation
·          wait to be approached
30.Common sense is:
·          rarely questionable
·          frequently questionable
31.Children often do not:
·          make themselves useful enough
·          exercise their fantasy enough
32.In making decisions do you feel more  comfortable with:
·          standards
·          feelings
33.Are you more:
·          firm than gentle
·          gentle than firm
34.Which is more admirable:
·          the ability to organize and be methodical
·          the ability to adapt and make do
35.Do you put more value on:
·          infinite
·          open-minded
36.Does new and non-routine interaction with others:
·          stimulate and energize you
·          tax your reserves
37.Are you more frequently:
·          a practical sort of person
·          a fanciful sort of person
38.Are you more likely to:
·          see how others are useful
·          see how others see
39.Which is more satisfying:
·          to discuss an issue thoroughly
·          to arrive at agreement on an issue
40.Which rules you more:
·          your head
·          your heart
41.Are you more comfortable with work that is:
·          contracted
·          done on a casual basis
42.Do you tend to look for:
·          the orderly
·          whatever turns up
43.Do you prefer:
·          many friends with brief contact
·          a few friends with more lengthy contact
44.Do you go more by:
·          facts
·          principles
45.Are you more interested in:
·          production and distribution
·          design and research
46.Which is more of a compliment:
·          “There is a very logical person.”
·          “There is a very sentimental person.”
47.Do you value in yourself more that you are:
·          unwavering
·          devoted
48.Do you more often prefer the:
·          final and unalterable statement
·          tentative and preliminary statement
49.Are you more comfortable:
·          after a decision
·          before a decision
50.Do you:
·          speak easily and at length with strangers
·          find little to say to strangers
51.Are you more likely to trust your:
·          experience
·          hunch
52.Do you feel:
·          more practical than ingenious
·          more ingenious than practical
53.Which person is more to be complimented – one of:
·          clear reason
·          strong feeling
54.Are you inclined more to be:
·          fair-minded
·          sympathetic
55.Is it preferable mostly to:
·          make sure things are arranged
·          just let things happen
56.In relationships should most things be:
·          re-negotiable
·          random and circumstantial
57.When the phone rings do you:
·          hasten to get to it first
·          hope someone else will answer
58.Do you prize more in yourself:
·          a strong sense of reality
·          a vivid imagination
59.Are you drawn more to:
·          fundamentals
·          overtones
60.Which seems the greater error:
·          to be too passionate
·          to be too objective
61.Do you see yourself as basically:
·          hard-headed
·          soft-hearted
62.Which situation appeals to you more:
·          the structured and scheduled
·          the unstructured and unscheduled
63.Are you a person that is more:
·          routinized than whimsical
·          whimsical than routinized
64.Are you more inclined to be:
·          easy to approach
·          somewhat reserved
65.In writings do you prefer:
·          the more literal
·          the more figurative
66.Is it harder for you to:
·          identify with others
·          utilize others
67.Which do you wish more for yourself:
·          clarity of reason
·          strength of compassion
68.Which is the greater fault:
·          being indiscriminate
·          being critical
69.Do you prefer the:
·          planned event
·          unplanned event
70.Do you tend to be more:
·          deliberate than spontaneous
·          spontaneous than deliberate
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Isabel Briggs Myers. (1995). Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type. Davies-Black Publishing‚ Mountain View‚ CA.. ISBN: 0-89106-074-X.