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Radio 4, Today programme, 15 Jan 2003 - Result

Dear Hercules Rockafella

Thanks you for taking the time to complete the Jung Type Indicator which has now been analysed. A report is attached. Please note that personality questionnaires such as the 15FQ+ (completed by the BBC journalists) or JTI (which you have just completed), whilst being more reliable than most other forms of assessment e.g. interview, peer ratings etc. are nonetheless not perfectly accurate and provide only approximate descriptions of the personality characteristics they measure. In addition, they only indicate dispositions, personal styles and preferences and can not accurately predict behaviour in specific situations.

The attached report is based on the Jung Type Indicator only. Under normal situations, this report would be be used in conjunction with other information regarding your vocational interests, aptitudes, motivation, experience etc. As we have no access to this sort of information, it is possible that the the report may not entirely meet your expectations. If you do wish to explore some of the issues further, we suggest that you share the report with close friends or relatives whom you can trust to provide an objective picture. Alternatively, visit where you will find further information about your type and it's implications for personal development.

Best wishes

The team @ Psytech





  Hercules Rockafella


  Prepared for

  Psytech Online Reporting

 This is a confidential report intended for use by, or under the  guidance of, a trained professional or psychologist. For a full  understanding of the analysis other relevant data such as ability,  aptitudes, motivation, interests and work experience need to be  considered.




The Jung Type Indicator (JTI) is a questionnaire designed to assess a person's preferences along the four dimensions of Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-Intuition, Thinking-Feeling and Judging-Perception. From knowing these preferences, it is possible to anticipate how a person will normally prefer to act in a variety of different situations. It is also possible to anticipate how a person will typically prefer to approach many aspects of his work.

It is important to emphasise that the Jung Type Indicator only assesses preferences and does not directly assess actual skills. However, people often develop greater skills in those things that they prefer doing than in those which they enjoy less. It follows therefore that to know a person's preferences can provide useful insights into the range of skills that they may have developed.

Before turning to Hercules Rockafella's results, it should also be pointed out that the scores which he has obtained on each of the four dimensions represent his most typical set of preferences across a wide variety of situations and circumstances. However, there may be specific circumstances where his behaviour and approach may differ from what would be predicted from his JTI scores. The extent to which this will be the case will depend on the extent to which he has already made the effort to develop skills in those areas and approaches which are not his naturally preferred ones.

The report below is presented firstly in terms of Hercules Rockafella's scores on the four main dimensions of the Jung Type Indicator. The report then considers a number of different aspects of Hercules Rockafella's approach to tasks and situations at work. Hercules Rockafella's special strengths are next considered and finally, the report concludes with a consideration of the areas which he might wish to explore in relation to self-development.




The dimension of Extraversion - Introversion describes a person's preference either for the outer world of things and people (Extraversion) or for the inner world of thoughts and ideas (Introversion). Extraverts are people who enjoy interacting with the outside world. They like doing things at a practical level, they enjoy expending energy by being active and they enjoy interacting with others. In contrast, the Introvert prefers thought and imagination to action and interaction. Introverts enjoy time spent by themselves. The inner world of their thoughts is important to them and they need time alone to reflect upon their ideas.

It is important to emphasise that introverts are not necessarily shy people, just as extraverts are not necessarily socially confident people. Many introverts have considerable self-confidence when with others and conversely, many extraverts can feel quite shy when with others.

On this first dimension of the JTI, Hercules Rockafella scores fairly strongly in the direction of introversion. On the whole therefore, he will appreciate time spent by himself in order to have the opportunity for thought and reflection. At work, he will enjoy working by himself although will also appreciate at least some contact with others during each day. He will prefer to apply himself to tasks which require concentration and perseverance rather than have too great a variety of things to do.

When communicating with others, he will tend to be precise in what he says and will try to keep to the point. He will normally consider what he intends to say beforehand and so his contributions will tend to be well thought out. From time to time, he may contribute in a spontaneous way in a meeting or discussion, but on the whole will tend to take more of a back seat, allowing others to take the lead. In writing however, he will show less reticence and this will normally be his preferred means of communication.

Where his work, of necessity, involves doing things at a practical level, then he will concentrate well on the task at hand and will often be absorbed by the processes involved in what he is doing. In other respects though, he is likely to pay more attention to ideas than to turning those ideas into action and it is in the area of ideas rather than action that he would probably prefer to make his main contribution.

At the social level, Hercules Rockafella will probably not have a very large circle of contacts and associates and will prefer to spend time with a relatively small number of colleagues. He may quite like meeting new people at work, though the social side of his work will probably not be an especially important factor for him.


The dimension of Sensing - Intuition primarily describes a person's inclination either to focus upon raw information and data as presented to the senses or to focus on the underlying patterns in that data and information. People who have a preference for Sensing prefer to look at situations as they are presented to them, examining the details with care and not wishing to go beyond the obvious and the immediate. Those with a preference for Intuition pay less attention to detail and evidence and are more concerned to absorb the general pattern and to read between the lines. They enjoy dealing with the hypothetical and are less concerned about the precise realities of the immediate situation.

Hercules Rockafella's score on this dimension falls within the middle band, showing more or less equal tendencies towards sensing and intuition. He is likely therefore to show a good balance between attention to detail on the one hand and concern with the abstract and underlying features of a situation on the other. He will want to look for patterns in a situation and try to interpret the situation in an abstract way but will also be keen to ensure that he has made an accurate appraisal of the facts of the situation in the first place.

He will be concerned to see that any proposed innovations are well supported by evidence, and if evidence is lacking, then he will want to see a program of careful evaluation put in place. At the same time however, he will encourage innovation and change wherever he believes this is called for. In considering any course of action, he will be concerned with the future needs of the organisation but not at the expense of the immediate needs. Solutions which will only work in the long term will not be satisfactory to him if they do not also deal with the present realities.

Where innovation is called for, Hercules Rockafella will be happy to join in the innovation process himself and will probably feel that he has at least some capability for creativity. He will feel reasonably content with working at the hypothetical / conceptual level but will also feel himself able to deal with concrete issues which require an accurate appraisal of the facts of a situation.


The dimension of Thinking - Feeling describes a person's preference either for the logical, analytic processes of thinking and decision making or the processes of subjectivity and the reliance upon feeling and emotion. The 'Thinking' person likes to analyse situations in terms of cause-effect relationships and likes to use reason and logic in order to reach a conclusion. The 'Feeling' person on the other hand, likes to reach a point of view in a much more subjective way, letting himself be guided by his feelings and by the feelings of others.

Hercules Rockafella's score on this scale falls within the middle band, showing more or less equal tendencies towards 'Thinking' and 'Feeling'. He will therefore approach most situations initially from a logical perspective but will then try to factor into the analysis his more subjective appraisal of the situation based on his intuitions and his 'gut reactions'.

When dealing with people, Hercules Rockafella will try to strike a balance between how people feel and the requirements of the situation. He will want to know if anyone might be adversely affected by a proposed course of action and will pay attention to their reactions. Nevertheless, he will be firm when necessary, trying at the same time to be fair to all concerned.

Hercules Rockafella will also show a reasonable amount of interest in people at the emotional level. He will want to know how they are feeling and will be prepared to help if people are experiencing difficulties. At the same time, he will not let himself be influenced unduly and will be able to remain more detached if he feels the situation warrants it.


The dimension of Judging - Perception describes a person's preference either for structure, order and planning or for spontaneity, adaptability and flexibility. The person who falls at the Judging end of this dimension likes to make decisions as soon as sufficient information has been gained and then sets about achieving an objective via a carefully thought out, structured sequence of stages. The person who falls at the Perception end of the dimension likes to put off decision-making in order to gain as much information as possible. When he does decide to act, he will do so in an unstructured and flexible manner without detailed prior planning.

Hercules Rockafella's score on this dimension falls within the middle band of the scale showing equal tendencies towards 'Judging' and 'Perception'. He will therefore value spontaneity and flexibility, but not to the extent where he will not recognise the need for careful planning. His approach to projects will be to set up a plan of action once enough information has been gained. He will plan the basics and also some of the details but will prefer to leave other details to be settled at the time.

During the project itself, he will keep a careful eye on progress to ensure that the project is on schedule and that targets are being achieved. He will want to make sure that external circumstances are not changing and will want to keep well informed if they do. If circumstances do change, he will normally think quite carefully before instituting a new plan of action. If circumstances change dramatically, then he will not find it too difficult to adapt, having kept some of his options open at the outset. He should also be able to be flexible where necessary as he will not feel completely constrained by earlier decisions he has taken.



The following section of the report discusses Hercules Rockafella's results on the Jung Type Indicator in terms of five different work style themes. 


Hercules Rockafella's natural introversion combined with his balance between 'Thinking' and 'Feeling' suggests that although relationships at work may hold some importance to him at the personal level, he would not value too high a level of contact with others at work. He is likely to be seen as a reasonably friendly person who is often quite considerate though not especially sociable, preferring to spend quite a lot of his time working by himself rather than with others.

On the whole, he will enjoy working by himself more than working with others on a group task. However, when he does have to work with others, he will try to co-operate and will take a fairly constructive attitude rather than being especially critical. If he does disagree with others, he may not feel particularly inclined to say so unless it is on an issue that he considers to be important. When he does speak his mind, he will do so with a reasonable amount of tact and discretion and will try to take peoples' sensitivities into consideration where possible.


Hercules Rockafella's preferred style of management will be to have relatively little day-to-day contact with his subordinates but at the same time to impose a reasonable amount of structure on how they do their work. He will tend not to involve himself at a practical level in their work, preferring rather to offer them a framework for what they have to do in advance and then expecting them to stay within this framework as far as possible.

His approach to project planning will be to set out the main details of what is to be done, but leaving a certain amount open to be decided at the time. He will provide deadlines for task completion where appropriate and will want his subordinates to keep him informed of progress. During the project, he will prefer to leave his subordinates alone for much of the time to get on with the task by themselves, but will still remain available for consultation should any difficulties arise.

On the whole, Hercules Rockafella will want to see a balance between formality and informality in his relationships with his subordinates. On the one hand, he will expect them to show at least some regard for his position as their manager and will expect a reasonable degree of conscientiousness from them, but on the other hand he will want them to feel that status should not get in the way of an effective working relationship and so will therefore encourage his subordinates to be reasonably informal with him.

He will want to see innovation and a forward looking orientation from his subordinates but will also emphasise to them the importance of a firm foundation of traditional skills and approaches. At the same time, he will also discourage either extreme adherence to traditional methods or overly radical ideas which do not have at least some basis in terms of current realities.

In general, Hercules Rockafella will try to strike a balance between firmness on the one hand and sensitivity on the other. If he feels an individual's work is not up to standard, then he will be prepared to raise it with them and will be prepared to be reasonably direct about it, but he will also want to understand the individual's perspective as well and will want to know if particular personal or work circumstances may be contributing to the observed poor performance.

He will be concerned about harmony within the team but will not see this as essential if the team are already performing up to standard. He will want to see that individuals are able to co-operate effectively with one another and are able to work together as colleagues and, if this is not so, then he may be prepared to raise it as an issue for discussion.


Hercules Rockafella's equal tendencies towards both 'thinking' and 'feeling' suggests that his thinking style will show a good balance between analysis and subjectivity. Furthermore, since he shows more or less equal inclinations towards both 'sensing' and 'intuition', he will also achieve a balance between creativity and pragmatism in his thinking. On the whole therefore, he should be able to work reasonably effectively with theoretical and conceptual systems which may be of relevance in his work. He should also be able to be innovative and creative when necessary, yet still maintain his thinking within the bounds of what is practical and of relevance to current realities.

Hercules Rockafella's reasonably strong tendency towards introversion suggests that his thinking will tend to be somewhat internalised in nature. He will need to have a fair amount of time to himself in order to develop his ideas and will only occasionally feel it to be of value to discuss his ideas with others in order to help him shape his own thinking. On the whole, he will far prefer to communicate his ideas in writing rather than presenting them only in oral form to his colleagues.


On the whole, Hercules Rockafella will want to take a reasonable amount of time before making a decision in order to ensure that the issues have been considered with sufficient care and that there has been at least some consultation with others who may have useful opinions or information to contribute. He will enjoy devoting this time to careful reflection on his own part and will prefer to see his role somewhat more as that of the 'decision-maker' than the 'action-taker'.

He will feel it important to gain a global picture of the situation before making a decision but will also want to make sure that he has paid attention to the specific details. In any decision he takes, he will try to achieve a balance between consideration of the longer-term needs of the organisation and the more immediate and pressing needs of the situation.


Hercules Rockafella's responses to the JTI suggest that he will show a degree of independence of mind but will still show a regard for basic organisational values. He is likely to fit in quite well with traditional, hierarchical organisational structures and will feel a reasonable sense of duty to do what is asked of him. Being fairly well structured and organised in his approach and acknowledging the importance of well proven methods, he should be seen as a fairly dependable employee who will make efforts to achieve both his own goals and those of the organisation, though not without the occasional demonstration of a more individualistic approach.

Special Strengths

Hercules Rockafella's special strengths will lie in the combination of his conceptual, theoretical and critical thinking abilities with his determination to achieve the goals he sets out for himself.

Possible Self-Development Areas

The following are areas which may possibly be of value for Hercules Rockafella to look into in relation to his future self-development. Since the JTI assesses only a person's preferences rather than their actual skills or behaviour, it may be that Hercules Rockafella has already developed his capabilities in some of the areas mentioned below:

          He may need to externalise his thoughts rather more and to communicate his ideas to others more directly and on a more frequent basis.

          He may need to shift the balance from merely thinking about issues to the taking of positive and direct action.

          He may need to use discussion with others rather more as a way of opening himself to ideas which differ from his own.

 The 16 JTI Type Categories

 A person's JTI profile can often be categorised within one of the 16 basic JTI 'types'. A description of each of these 16 types is provided on the booklet "Jung Type Indicator: The Sixteen Types" or on the website:

Hercules Rockafella's scores on the JTI place him within the type category INTJ.

End of report.