Personality Types In 12 Angry Men

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Personality is essentially the culmination of the characteristics that make up an individual and that make the individual unique. Personality influences things such as a personas behavior and who that persona interacts with and how the interactions occur. After studying different personalities and reading the play 12 Angry Men I have a better understanding of myself and those around me. This brought me the realization that my close friends and I have very different personalities due to this we all have different outlooks on the world and different ways of responding to the occurrences of the outside world. Although we have these differences I have also noticed that we have a substantial amount of similarities such as our moral standards and for most of us the belief in achieving great things through hard work. All this aside, I have noticed that it is often times difficult for us to make group decisions when we want to go out and have fun. These decisions generally include where we are going, what time we will be going and what we will be doing. In a like manner, the jurors in 12 Angry Men seem to have a similar problem. However, their problem is more difficult especially considering the fact that they don’t know their individual personalities and their decision will ultimately decides whether a person lives or dies.
After taking the online personality test I learned that I am an INTJ personality. Consequently, this was not a big surprise for me because I had already taken a similar test in my psychology class and ended up with the same result. I did not learn how accurate the test was the first time since I did not do further analysis on the exact meaning of my personality type. The 16 personality type’s website describes the INTJ personality being highly intelligent and perplexingly mysteries. It goes on saying that this personality emits self-confidence and relies on a vast archive of knowledge. Furthermore the websites describes this personality type by stating, “INTJs usually begin to develop that knowledge in early childhood (the “bookworm” nickname is quite common among INTJs) and keep on doing that later on in life” (INTJ Personality). I was amused after reading this part because this is exactly like me. During my middle school and early high school years I read an enormous amount of books of a Varity of different genres. I was in fact often called a bookworm by my peers and even relatives of mine. I would even read more than one book at a time; I even remember reading 6 different books at the same time. Admittedly, I read so much that all my grades in school began dropping except for reading. My parents would constantly urge me to stop reading and focus on other aspects of schooling and to even try out for sports. Sadly, I do not read as much now as I use to due to a lack of time, but I often attempt to read during the summer break. Anyway, the INTJ personality type is also describes in this way, “Often they have every...

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