Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


The possibility of a relationship between intelligence and personality has generated great controversy in psychology. This study involves the specific question of the relationship between the Myers Briggs Type Indicator version of Jungian Personality and the Woodcock Johnson III test of Cognitive abilities as the Intelligence test. Myers suggested a relationship but the cluster of intelligence experts working for the Educational Testing Service (on the SAT) disagreed. Our contribution to the empirical study of this question was to review the literature on measures of these concepts, place the indicators to be used in context, gather data on a quarter of the 60 cases needed to test the question empirically, and propose a future study using an IQ test that did not consume 2-3 hours.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies