Thanks to Westlaw I found an interesting law review article (Randall, Vernellia R., The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, First Year Law Students and Performance, 26 Cumb. L. Rev. 63 (1995)) (note if you have a Westlaw account I would pull the article off of there instead of following the link above as I think the Westlaw version is easier to read as far as how it is formatted) that is very worthwhile to me and helps me to explain why I sometimes feel like I am not a good match for law school but also do reasonably well at it. According to this article, the traits under the Meiers-Briggs test that are most condusive to law school success are: INTJ. (Introverted – iNtuitive Thinking Judger)What is interesting to me is that I am an INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judger). This probably explains why I do well at law school when I can stay motivated but also explains why I often hate law school (it is geared very much to the thinkers and does a good job of stifling feelers) and feel like it is often a heartless endeavor that has no meaning.
For any law students out there who are interested in the Myers-Briggs test, I would recommend these links:
Hale Online.com has a quick and dirty four-question M-B test. Probably not super accurate but it’ll give you a quick idea of how the M-B test works. (I sometimes work this test pretending like I’m answering it like someone else would… a friend, a family member, employer, etc. if I’m trying to figure out how that person ticks and how best to interact with them.)