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MBTI & Ethical Philosophies  In Blake Burleson, PhD’s 2001 book, Pathways to Integrity, he discusses how Carl Jung, MD posited that each individual has an innate focus on ethics based on the typological strengths preferred and developed. Therefore, individuated (highly developed; psychologically self-aware) people were more morally mature because they used all four functions rather than just two and were adept at using all the potential ethical philosophies that were congruent with any given situation. Ultimately, STs prefer an ethic of duty (29.9%), which is opposite to NFs who prefer an ethic of compassion (16.4%). NTs prefer an ethic of justice (10.3%), which is opposite to SFs who prefer an ethic of care (43.3%). The ultimate level of moral development is reflected by ethical philosophies of justice and care, duty and compassion.

Self-awareness and personal development enhance moral sensitivity, moral judgment, moral motivation, and moral character, which lead to moral actions. Ultimately, ethics, whether of justice, duty, care, or compassion, are about making the correct moral decision and then acting on that decision. Whether individuals are STs, SFs, NTs, or NFs matters because moral decisions are made and acted upon based on how individuals collect data, how they process that data, and whether the focus for moral decision-making is on things or people. Psychological type is a preference developed over time, which leads to differing ethical focuses (moral sensitivity), decisions (moral judgments, motivators, and character), and actions.

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