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Keimyung Medical Journal 2018;37(1):31-37.
Published online July 20, 2018.
Personality Types and Application to Medical Education in Medical Students.
Hye Jin Park, Min Seo Kim, Bo Min Jeong, Won Kyun Park
1Department of Medical Education, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
2Medical Education Support Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
3Medical Humanities, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality type test book, which is widely used in the field of personal counseling, team organization, school education and research. This study carried out MBTI of 361 medical students in the second grade of premedical course of Keimyung University School of Medicine from 2014 to 2018, and analyzed the data to use them for the students' education. The personality type was mostly distributed to ISTJ, ISTP, ESTP and ESTJ in order among 16 types. According to preference tendency, it was found out that the introverted type was extroverted, the recognition type was intuition type, the thinking type was emotional type, and the recognition type was more distributed than the judgment type. The psychological functions were ST, SF, NF, NT. MBTI type analysis of medical students shows that it is possible to organize members in group activities to improve their ability to understand themselves and understand others in class scenes. In addition, we expect to be able to design for improvement of stress management, conflict management, and communication ability. In the career counseling scene, in addition to the MBTI data analysis, it is expected that it will be possible to recommend a major suitable for the student personality type in parallel with other psychological tests. In addition, we expect to study the preferred field of study, satisfaction with the major in the future research by continuous data accumulation and analysis.
Key Words: MBTI, Personality type

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