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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator--short version
Transcript of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator--short version
Overview of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Looking at MBTI preferences
MBTI PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK
A better understanding of WHO YOU ARE
How to balance challenges
A better understanding of OTHERS
How to manage differences
A better understanding of decision style
How information is processed and
career decisions are made
WHAT IS THE MBTI?
One of the most widely used psychological assessment tools
Used to understand human personality differences
Developed in 1940's by Isabel Briggs-Meyers and Katherine Briggs
Based on the work and theory of psychologist Carl Jung
Well researched and well tested for reliability
Write your name with your DOMINANT hand.
How did you feel
doing it your PREFERRED way?
MBTI speaks to PREFERENCES.
There is no wrong or right way,
just a matter of preference.
Extraversion/Introversion (E or I)
Sensing/Intuition (S or N)
Thinking/Feeling (T or F)
Judging/Perceiving (J or P)
EXTRAVERSION vs. INTROVERSION
Where do you get your energy from?
Where do you prefer to focus your attention?
Energy = external
Constantly looking for interactions
Thinks out loud
Cultivates many friendships
Jumps from one subject to another
Speaks before thinking
Energy = Internal
Thinks before speaking
Cultivates a few, close friendships (3-5 very important core group)
Speaks in depth about one subject
SENSING vs. INTUITION
How do you prefer to take in information?
The Big Picture?
What might be?
Facts and tangible results
Focused on present
Observant of specific details
Prefer to take on info using five senses: see, hear, touch, taste, smell
Sees patterns and connections
Focus on meanings, associations, and relationships
Thinks outside the box
THINKING vs. FEELING
Do you evaluate & make decisions through...
Logic and Reason
Values and Relationships
JUDGING vs. PERCEIVING
Do you orient your life by...
Organizing the external world
Responding to the external world
Tends not to be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
Seeks information and criteria
Looks for cause and effect
Laws and Logic
Focuses on reason
Trusts facts or principles
Circumstantial (ie boss, teacher)
More likely to be based on personal feelings, tastes, or opinions
Seeks information and worth
Focuses on harmony
Sees others points of views
Concerned with how others will feel and how their choices effect others
Does NOT mean:
Does NOT mean:
Orientated to deadlines
Likes organization and sequence
Makes lists and uses them
Upset if changes to plans occur
Opinions may be strong
Seeks closure/Needs things to be completed
Often uncomfortable with taking in new data while completing a task
Have a difficult time with deadlines
Look for new situations
Makes lists and loses them
May appear "wishy washy"
Hard to pin down
Has difficulty with deadlines
WHAT IS YOUR...
Each of us has our own preferred way of doing things.
Using your PREFERRED hand allows you
to write quickly, easily, and effectively.
Your NON-PREFERRED hand
works more slowly, painstakingly, and less effectively.
Switch and write your name
with your NON-DOMINANT hand.
Why would it be important to understand or know your preferences?
Do you take in information through...
How do you make decisions?
How do you deal with the outer world?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Four Preferences
Personal MBTI Results
Clarity of preferences
Relation to potential careers
16 Personality Types
How about the NON-PREFERRED way?
MBTI instrument is an indicator, not a test.
Does not measure IQ.
Instrument gives you results you can use in:
exploration of tasks and occupations that appeal to you
Let's Take a Look
Careers to Consider: Themes!
What do they have in common with each other? Then, what do they have in common with you?
Think of what you
when you do not have outside pressures to behave a certain way
We all use both ways of perceiving but we typically prefer and trust one more.
Organize Our World
For each category, read the options in columns 1 & 2.
Choose the column that
describes you for each category
Place a check-mark in that column
The column with the
check-marks represents your
1. What are the natural strengths of your preference type?
2. How might your preference type be misunderstood?
(i.e. natural challenges during communication)
Arrange the scene!
Selected Teams 1 & 2: Leaders & Listeners
Leaders must describe to the Listener the arrangement of the objects so that the Listener replicates the arrangement the Leader sees.
The Leader cannot refer to the objects by name!
Class: take notes of the different styles used during the exercise for each team
Where did you fall on the S/N dichotomy? Find your group!
Identify where you fall on the MBTI dichotomy for T/F
Draw something that represents your ideal organization
Where did you most often land on this dichotomy ?
How can your preference be a challenge in school or in the workplace?
Looking for occupations that relate to your personality type? Onetonline.org