Katherine Cook

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Katherine Cook was born in Michigan back in 1875. Her father was on the faculty of Michigan Agricultural College. She was home taught until she reached the age of 14 when she went to college. She graduated with a degree in agriculture becoming a well-known academic during a time when it was believed that women who received that much education harmed their reproductive abilities.

After graduation, she worked as a teacher, being a devoted reader and writer throughout her life. She met and married Lyman, that union resulted in their only child Isabel. She wrote essays about child-rearing and education. Her first two articles were published in the journal New Republic. She also read the work of Carl Jung, which inspired her to learn more about psychological types.

That work consumed her throughout the rest of her life. She died in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania in 1968 at 93.

What you may not know about Katharine Cook Briggs is that she was the co-creator with her daughter Isabel of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in 1926. That test is known as the MBTI test that is still in use to this day.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - I know  the indicator well although I prefer to use the DISC profile.

Apr 06, 2019 03:42 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a wonderful read and incredible woman.

Apr 06, 2019 04:01 AM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I always enjoy learning more about history and your blog is a major contributor James Dray .

Apr 06, 2019 04:06 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

We used this test when hiring sales persons. It is right on.

Apr 06, 2019 04:48 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A test many of us have taken to become employed.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 06, 2019 04:57 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Yep, I have heard of it and probably took it a few times over the years! Enjoy your day!

Apr 06, 2019 05:06 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - your daily posts not only share some major accomplishments and achievements but also provide another glimpse into life/thinking of the day.  The combination of these factors make these stories even more impressive as a snapshot of the day. 

Apr 06, 2019 05:41 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, interesting indeed, but I am unfamiliar with this test, so I am not sure what it indicates, haha.

Apr 06, 2019 06:08 AM #8
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray every real estate agent should take that test prior to interviewing.... half the battle is personality....

Apr 06, 2019 06:54 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As my father-in-law was fond of saying, "The apple does not fall far from the tree!" It was the last words he spoke to Ron.  This story illustrates that.  A

Apr 06, 2019 06:59 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - That test was developed almost 100 years ago. Pretty amazing huh?

Apr 06, 2019 07:24 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Katharine Cook certainly led an interesting life. I had no idea about the Myers Briggs but am certainly familiar with it.

Enjoy your weekend!


Apr 06, 2019 07:38 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- how interesting and I know of companies who still use that. 

Apr 06, 2019 11:22 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's hard to believe that people actually believed that a woman could harm their reproduction abilities by getting too much education. 

Apr 06, 2019 01:35 PM #14
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a very important test and a very remarkable achivement for her.

Apr 06, 2019 04:24 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes I remember taking these tests I had no idea, more importantly I had no idea they are still in use today, Endre

Apr 06, 2019 11:53 PM #16
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Of course the MBTI was covered in my college psych classes. Interesting story.

Apr 08, 2019 10:40 AM #17
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm totally in the dark on this one James Dray .

Apr 09, 2019 06:33 AM #18
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