Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Step I

The MBTI® instrument is a self-reporting personality inventory, designed to help individuals understand themselves.

It helps people understand their natural preferences, motivations, and potential areas for growth. It aids in understanding others, particularly those with different types.

The MBTI® instrument is my favorite questionnaire for helping individuals learn about themselves.

 It helps to identify preferences in 4 areas:

  • How am I around people?
  • How do I prefer to gather information?
  • How do I make decisions?
  • What sort of lifestyle is best for me?

The MBTI® instrument is based on the work of mother and daughter Katherine Briggs and Elizabeth Briggs-Myers. Today the MBTI® instrument is one of the most widely used tools for self-awareness. It has been translated into several languages and is used to help people in career choices, in relationship and family counselling, in team development and executive coaching.

The MBTI® instrument describes an individuals personality preferences on 4 dimensions:

  • Extraversion - prefers to gain energy from the outside world of activity, people and things OR Introversion - prefers to gain energy from the inner world of reflections, feelings and ideas
  • Sensing - Prefers to focus on information gained from the senses and on practical applications OR Intuition - prefers to focus on patterns, connections and possible meanings
  • Thinking - prefers to make judgments on logic and objective analysis OR Feeling - prefers to base decisions on values and what is important to people
  • Perceiving - likes a flexible, spontaneous approach and prefers to keep options open

Taking the MBTI instrument will help you to understand your natural preferences, motivations and potential for growth. You will find out why you get on well with some people, but with others things don't go smoothly; learn how to enhance relationship, improve your leadership and communication skills. Understand how you make decisions and how this may differ from others and create a personal development plan.

MBTI® can be used to support:

  • People interested in personal development that want to understand themselves more.
  • Employees who want to be more effective when working with others.
  • Career changers to get ideas for future career options.
  • Teams, who want to understand, respect and appreciate each other’s strengths and ways of operating.
  • Understanding relationships at work
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