The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a relatively short, noninvasive, self-report questionnaire used to measure and describe people’s preferences for how they like to get information, make decisions, and orient their lives. The MBTI provides a useful measure of personality by looking at eight personality preferences that people use at different times.
These eight preferences are organized into four bi-polar scales:
Extraversion – Energized by people and things in the external world
Introversion – Energized by ideas or impressions in the inner world.
Sensing – Gathers details and facts that can be confirmed by experience.
Intuition – Gathers ideas and sees future possibilities.
Thinking – Makes decisions by logic and analysis.
Feeling – Makes decisions based on personal values.
Judging – Enjoys planning and deciding.
Perceiving – Enjoys remaining open to new options.
Why is the MBTI so popular?
- The MBTI is an indicator, not a test, so there are not right or wrong answers.
- It sorts people into 16 broad personality types. But there are no bad types. Each type has its own strengths and some minor pitfalls.
- The MBTI looks only at normal behavior. It does not measure or detect psychiatric disturbances, trauma, intelligence or maturity.
- The MBTI gives results that are practical and can be used in everyday life: work, romantic relationships, education, parenting
What are the benefits of knowing your type?
With professional interpretation you can use the information to better understand yourself, your motivations, your strengths, and potential areas for growth. It will help you to better understand and appreciate those who differ from you and those with whom you are most comfortable. This understanding and appreciation of the differences in the way people prefer to function can greatly enhance the effectiveness of how people relate to one another.
The MBTI applies to
- Personal growth
- Romantic relationships
- Career discernment
MBTI Applications to Teams and Organizations
If your organization or team are interested in a MBTI workshop drop us a line and we would be happy to discuss your needs.
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