This study was investigated to provide a greater understanding of international Asian students' learning styles that are relevant to their reported personality types. Predominant personality type (a four-letter code), personality type grouped by temperament type, and personality type by Preferences (each of the four dichotomies) were explored in the population of this quantitative study. The twenty-six participants that were drawn from a sample of convenience of international Japanese, Korean, and Thai students enrolled (Spring, 2007) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale at the undergraduate or graduate levels completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Form M), which is widely utilized to measure personality in individuals.
Findings revealed that ISTJ type (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging), SJ (Guardians) and NF (Idealists) temperament types, and Preferences of Introvert (I), Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N), Feeling (F), and Judging (J) were over represented among Japanese students. Korean students showed no predominant personality type (a four-letter type), but they demonstrated the NF (Idealists) temperament type, and Preferences of Extrovert (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), and Judging (J) the most. Thai students most appeared as the ISFP type (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving), SJ (Guardians) and SP (Artisans) temperament types, and Extrovert (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), and both Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) Preferences. Additionally, when comparing a predominant personality type among Japanese, Korean, and Thai students, ENFJ type (Extrovert, Intuition, Feeling, Judging), SJ (Guardians) temperament type with Preferences of Extrovert (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), and Judging (J) were over represented among them.