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Understanding types

Intro to type w/activities

Morgan Connolly

on 18 September 2017

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First published the questionnaire in 1943
Based on Carl Jung's theories on personality
Developed in the U.S. by Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers
MBTI has more than 50 years of research
Most widely used personality assessment
Reflects preferences; Does NOT measure:
- Abilities
- Likelihood of success
- Intelligence or skills
- Maturity or mental health

The Four Scales Measured by the MBTI
Uses of the MBTI
In Organizations
In Education
In Counseling
In Team building
For Improving Relationships
Leadership Development
College/Career Development

The handwriting exercise

Extraversion–- Introversion

Sensing - iNtuition

Thinking - Feeling

Judgment - Perception

Refers to:

How a person is energized

What a person pays attention to

How a person decides

Lifestyle a person adopts

The direction in which we focus our attention and energy
Enjoy meeting & talking with new people
Often verbally skilled & easy to know
Tend to speak out easily & often at meetings

Extroversion or Introversion
Prefer to interact with people they know
Often quiet in meetings & seldom speak out
Often reserved & harder to get to know

The way we take in information and the kind of information we like/trust

Sensors - focus on facts & detail
iNtuitive - focus on ideas & concepts

Sensing or iNtuition
Sensing or iNtuition
See and collect facts and details
Practical and realistic
Specific and literal when speaking, writing, and listening
Live in the present

See patterns and possibilities in information
Conceptual and abstract
Live in the future—- the possibilities

Study the picture in the next slide
Write down what you see
7 dogs at the table playing poker
Table is green velvet
Walls are blue-ish gray
A red lamp hangs over the table
The clock on the wall shows just past 1 o’clock
There is a painting on the wall with a yellow frame
One dog is handing another dog a card under the table
There is a "prezi" symbol in the bottom left corner

The dogs are playing poker.  One of them is cheating.  Maybe they are going to share the winnings after the game.  I wonder if their wives approve of them gambling and staying out all night?  I wonder what was so funny because one of the dogs was laughing.

Thinking or Feeling
Thinking or Feeling
Focus on the values of the group or organization
Good at understanding people and their viewpoints

Explain to a prospective student why UNC Charlotte is a good place to attend college…

Break into 2 groups (
select someone to share what the group discussed -

Group 1 - Hussain, John, Johnny, Ashish, Silvia, William, Ian, Martin, Kayla

Group 2 - Shana, Travis, Noah, Carl, Edson, Ricardo, Petar, Jacqueline, Ross, Matthew, Kenan, Riley

Judging or Perceiving
Judging or Perceiving
Enjoy being decisive and organizing others
Handle deadlines comfortably
Plan ahead to avoid last-minute rushes

Respond resourcefully to changing situations
Often have to rush to complete things at the last minute - but thrive with this

If you self-selected Introvert - join group 1

If you self-selected Extrovert - join group 2

Assign a note taker - Describe the opposite type and what's it like to work with the opposite.

Line up where you feel you fall on the spectrum and think about why you are standing where you are and what each statement means to you.

Personality Type
When combined, your preferences indicate your personality type
16 Personality Types
Your MBTI results
Preference Clarity Index
Class Type Table
Typical Careers by Type
Another Way to Understand your MBTI Results

Natural disposition -—help predict behavior
Observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents.
It encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace, and the roles they play in society.
NF - Idealists
NT - Conceptualizers
SJ - Guardians
SP- Artisans
4 Scales Measured by the MBTI
What patterns do you see in common careers for your type?

Based on those careers, what is a common major for individuals with your type outside of computer science/IT?

For Discussion/Reflection
Discuss 1-2 strengths of your personality type to help you do well in your major.

Discuss ways your type can contribute to the IT field.

Discuss a weakness of your type to watch in your studies or future career.

Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm
Tues 5-6pm

Assess the pros & cons
Focus on the facts and the principles
Good at analyzing situations
A system of preferences to help explain why people favor certain approaches to life

You are hiring someone for a job.
One candidate had a perfect resume and interview.
The other candidate is equally qualified, however the second candidate is a single parent and really needs a job.
You can only hire one person.
Who do you hire and why?

Reveals important and natural differences between people
E/I Activity
plan the perfect party!
S/N Activity

Describe your object!
Break into P & J groups
Plan a summer-long trip to Europe!

Your type doesn't change over time but your ability/comfort with operating out of an opposite preference is cultivated through time and experience
A natural preference doesn’t mean you do not access all the other
Awareness of when/how it may impact choices, communication & success is important information
All types are equally valuable & have their strengths
Used to understand and appreciate yourself and others
Should not be used to stereotype people
Not the definitive statement about your personality
Each of us is more than what a 4-letter code represents
Use to better understand how we fit various teams, careers, etc. (play to your strengths)
Final Thoughts on Type Information
Thinking and Feeling
Extraverts may see Introverts as:
Secretive, private and closed off
Impersonal, unfriendly
Withholding of information
Slow in response
Difficult to read or understand
Too deliberate and lacking flexibility

Introverts may see Extraverts as:
A little pushy and intrusive
Overly friendly and talkative
Too open too soon
A bit bossy
Too much ‘in your face’

Thinkers may see Feelers as:
A little soft

Feelers may see Thinkers as:
Cold and inconsiderate
Uncaring and overly hard
Too robotic and logical
Lacking humanity

Sensors may see iNtuitives as:
Up in the clouds
Unrealistic and impractical
Too theoretical and ethereal
Difficult to pin down
Too many pictures not enough facts

iNtuitives may see Sensors as:
Lacking imagination
Overly factual, resistant to change
Lacking vision and big picture focus
Jumping immediately to the task
Too many facts not enough pictures

Judgers may see Perceivers as:
Unproductive procrastinators
Lacking consideration for deadlines
Not serious enough
Irresponsible and unreliable
Unable to commit to plans
Expedient, jumping in unplanned

Perceivers may see Judgers as:
Rigid and inflexible
Stubborn and rule-bound
Overly controlling
Too ‘black and white’
Committing too quickly
Taking too long to plan

Introvert - energized by time alone - internal processing
Extrovert - energized by time with others - external processing
Use logic to analyze the problem
Use personal values to understand
Make plans and follow them
Leave things open
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