Objectivity plays a huge role in identifying an individual’s true personality. Subjective interpretations can lead to a false perception of Personality, which is completely different from the person. Objective interpretations do not include personal biases, Extreme response bias, etc., thus interpreting individuals’ real personalities. What is the Objective Personality?
Objective Personality is a system developed by Shannon Power and Dave, and it’s a very new topology that has been in function since 2014. First, both Dave and Shannon expressed the limited number of types an individual is classified into and how two people with the same personality type had different behaviors and emotions. They observed this by classifying individuals into Carl Jung’s 16 personality types. Then, due to different behaviors shown by people with the same personality type, Shannon and Dave introduced a new personality typology called the Objective Personality System (OPS or OP).
What is the Objective Personality System?
The OPS designed by Shannon and Dave is a personality system where they employ typing methods of individuals to understand Personality. First, the person needs to attempt the MBTI – Myers Briggs Type Indicator, found online. This test is based on Jungian 16 personality types and helps people understand their personalities. However, due to such limited personality types, many people’s personalities didn’t match each other even though they belonged to the same type. This problem was solved by Shannon and Dave, who have been working for the last 15 years and have successfully increased these personality types from 16 to 512 to include the different variations available worldwide.
Both Shannon and Dave have been working on the 8 Jungian personality types to understand individuals better and have constantly been training their personality tracking operators through their online classes and tests. But, unfortunately, this wasn’t something they discovered in a single night.
Shannon and Dave didn’t understand why MBTI was criticized for being biased and unreliable, and thus, they experimented with the same. They wanted to develop a system where the test results are completely objective and travel the individual’s true self rather than based on biases. They knew that objectively a test could be proved only when two personality types track people, sit in different rooms, don’t get influenced by any external influences, and get the same results.
The system today is quite objective and has 90% consistency.
Why is the system so accurate?
The Objective Personality System developed by Shannon and Dave was developed after many failed experiments. They had to make many alterations in their type tracking ways to bring accurate and true results. The Objective Personality System today is appreciated by a lot of people for its type accuracy.
The accuracy level was matched by removing the self-reporting method from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and including the various Personality tracking operators without any external influences.
Tests can be of many types. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a self-report measure. In such a test, the respondent must answer by stating their feelings towards a particular situation or object. The respondent’s answers are noted and then interpreted quantitatively. Whatever emotions the respondent shows are also noted. This type of test has certain norms developed for them, and the person conducting the test needs to follow them to measure the individual’s personality.
Other common self-report measures include –
- Eysenck Personality Questionnaire developed by Eysenck and is a test to measure one’s personality. The test measures two dimensions of Personality, namely –
Extraversion vs. Introversion
Neuroticism vs. Stability
The third dimension is a combination of the above two dimensions, Psychoticism vs. Socialization.
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory developed by Hathaway and McKinley. The test is widely used to measure various psychopathology ( mental disorders).
- The sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, also known as 16PF, was developed by Raymond Cattell and was used to categorize people into 16 personality factors according to their answers.
Objectivity in the tests was brought by including various external personality tracking operators. So these operators aren’t influenced by any external stimuli that their interpretations are quite objective.
The operators interpret the Personality of an individual using a combination of 512 personality types. In this method, the personality tracking operators are real humans and not machines; thus, whatever conclusions they make need to be similar. If those conclusions aren’t similar, they need to change and modify their understandings to match. However, due to deep research on a person, the results are quite objective and accurate.
How does the Objective Personality System work?
The Objective Personality System employs the MBTI – Myers Briggs Type Indicator, which measures Personality in four spectrums. This test has a series of 90 questions, out of which the subject is given a choice between options that refer to a particular spectrum. All these questions need to be answered, and there’s no correct answer to any question.
The test measures according to 4 spectrums which include-
- Extroversion vs. Introversion – Extroversion refers to outgoing people, getting lost in the crowd, getting excited seeing activities that involve people, and being fun to be around, while quiet people, timid, on the other side of the spectrum lies quiet people prefer to be alone and enjoy isolation.
- Sensing vs. Intuition- This spectrum defines how you process information presented to you. You can either take it positively and enjoy life or take it negatively and feel bad. Sensing over here refers to people who understand information and live and enjoy life without worrying. But on the other spectrum, we have people who are quite intuitive and worry about everything in life and try to understand the hidden meaning behind the information.
- Thinking vs. Feeling- This spectrum defines how you make decisions. Whether your decisions come from the mind or the heart, on one side of the spectrum, we have all the people who think logically and make decisions keeping the surrounding factors in mind. While on the other side we have people who are feelers and thus make decisions based on their emotions and how they feel. They associate personal life with people’s lives and make decisions based on values.
- Perceiving vs. Judging- This spectrum talks about your decision-making skills. People who fall on the Judging spectrum need things to be done quickly and on time. They don’t wait for new information and thus need immediate actions without proper brainstorming. While on the other side, we have people who are good at perceiving and prefer to delay decision-making to gather all the new information available. They are quite open-minded.
The MBTI has 90 questions, and the subject has to choose one from the given options. This choice determines your personality type out of the 512 personality types. The Objective Personality System has clubbed various types from the 512 personality types into ten spectrums to make the allocation easier. The operators use the provided information by the subjects, their tone of answering, and that behavior to determine their spectrum.
Objective Personality Spectrums
The reason for developing these varied spectrums is to derive an objective and accurate result for the subject. The inclusion of the various type of Personality can help us find the true personality of an individual.
The ten spectra of Objective Personality are-
Single Decider vs. Single Observer
On one end of the spectrum lies a Single Observer who tends to observe a lot. They tend to focus more on things than people and have observers as their primary function. This allows them to observe the information they receive and organize and store it in the cognitive system. They do not make decisions quickly and often worry a lot.
On the other spectrum, we have Single Deciders who focus on people more than they do in things. Their primary function is deciding, and they tend to process information based on how people think about it or how they think about it.
Introverted Decider vs. Extroverted Decider
By its name, we can understand that on one end, we have an extroverted person whose main focus is making decisions based on the people around them. They prefer the tribe more than themselves.
On the other spectrum, we have the Introverted Decider who base their decisions on self. They focus more on themselves than the tribe. Their decisions are based on personal preference more than others’ thinking.
Introverted Observer vs. Extrovert Observer
This spectrum is very similar to the previous one. On one end of the spectrum, we have the introverted observer who is shy and thus doesn’t interact with the outside world. Instead, they depend on the already existing information in their knowledge base and try to organize it.
While on the other end, we have an Extrovert Observer who focuses on external stimuli and tries to gather as much information as possible. They focus on learning new things and thus pay attention to the environment outside them.
Sensing vs. Intuition
On the one hand, some people gather new information and live with it instead of worrying about it. These are the sensors. While on the other hand, we have people who worry a lot and are constantly thinking about something or the other. These are referred to as Intuition.
Thinking vs. Feeling
On one side of the spectrum, we have people who think logically, and on the other side, we have people who think emotionally. So those who think logically belong to the thinking spectrum, and those who think logically, keeping other people in mind, belong to the feeling spectrum.
Consume vs. Blast
On one end of the spectrum, we have people who prove themselves by making valid points seem valuable and get accepted by others. These people belong to the blast spectrum, and they often are seen giving others information.
On the other side, we have Consume. By the name, we know that these people love to consume as much information as they can. They often collect this information for themselves and are very patient because they think there’s always more information that the self needs to know.
Play vs. Sleep
On one side, we have people with the combination of the introverted decider and introverted observer, which is the sleep spectrum. People who fall in this category gather information for themselves and organize it for themselves. They focus on maintaining their energy and not wasting it on others.
Play is the complete opposite of sleep and is a combination of extroverted observers and extroverted deciders. They tend to gather information with others and organize it for others. They focus on the tribe instead of themselves. They also expend a lot of their energy on others.
Dominant Information vs. Dominant Energy
On one end of the spectrum, we have the dominant information people combinations of Blast and Consume. They are good at holding conversations as they are good listeners and speakers. But they are a little weird.
On the other side, we have Dominant Energy people who are goofy. They are a combination of Play and Sleep. They either focus on preserving energy by gathering information from others or expend energy by sharing information with the tribe.
The word dominant over here can be replaced by the word balance. Here we are referring to a balance between sleep vs. play and consume vs. blast.
Masculine Sensory vs. Feminine Sensory
On one end of the spectrum, we have the masculine sensory people who are good with information. They can easily retain facts and random information about things. They don’t focus on the ‘why’ instead focus on the ‘what.’
Feminine Sensory people focus on the ‘why’ instead of ‘what.’ They aren’t good with facts.
Masculine De vs Feminine De
We have masculine de people who tend to do anything to make the tribe happy, and the same goes with feminine de.
This is a new type of system which is quite hard to comprehend. Shannon and Dave present it more easily on their Youtube Channel ‘Objective Personality.’ It’s a great way to learn something new and understand about oneself.