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MBTI- Teams & Communication

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MBTI- Teams & Communication
Personality Types
ENFJ - "Public Relations Specialists"
INFJ- "Catalysts for Positive Change"
ENFP "Anythings Possible"
INFP "Still Waters Run Deep"
ENTJ "Everything's Fine- I'm in Charge"
INTJ "Competence + Independence = Perfection"
ENTP "Life's Entrepreneurs"
INTP "Ingenious Problem Solvers"
ESTJ "Taking Care of Business"
ISTJ "Take your Time and do it RIght"
ESFJ "What Can I Do for You"
ISFJ- "On my honor, to do my duty"
ESTP "Let's Get Busy"
ISTP "Doing the Best I can with what I've Got"
ESFP "Don't Worry- Be Happy!"
ISFP "It's the Thought that Counts"

Developed by Katherine Cook Briggs & Isabelle Briggs-Myers based on Carl Jungs theory of inborn personality preferences
(Influenced by family, cultural, education)

Indicator- Not a test

Results are confidential

Only measures "normal" behavior

There are no "good" or "bad" types

Activity (Name signature)

xtroversion or
ntroversion- Energy (Focusing attention)
ensing or I
tuition- Take in information
hinking or
eeling- Decision Making
udging or
erceiving- Orientation to outside world
16 Personality Types
Preferences and Communication
Extraverts vs Introverts
"Lets talk this over" vs. "I need to think about this"

Sensing vs. Intuitive
"Just the facts, please." vs. "I can see it all now."
Thinking vs. Feeling
"Is this logical" vs. "Will anyone be hurt"
Judging vs. Perceiving

"Just do something" vs. "Let's wait and see"
There are 10 people on a team of staff members. The CEO has invited 7 to attend an all-expense paid trip to St. Lucia (including professional development activities). How do you choose who will attend?
- Communicate through talking, energized by outer world, attuned to external environment, learn best by doing and discussing, readily take initiative in work and relationships.

- Energized by inner world of ideas and concepts, prefer to communicate in writing, work out ideas by reflecting on them, private and contained.
- Take in information concretely through senses (taste, touch, hear, and smell). Here and now approach. Factual and concrete. Observe and remember specifics.
- Focused on big picture. Future possibilities. Imaginative and verbally creative. Move quickly to conclusions. Trust inspiration.
- Make logical and analytical decisions. Cause and effect reasoning. Strive for objective standard of truth. Fair- want everyone treated equally.
- Make decisions that are subjective. Empathetic. Guided by personal values. Strive for harmony and compassionate. Fair- want everyone treated as an individual.
- Like closure. Make list of things. Scheduled, methodical, organize their lives, like to have things decided. Try to avoid last minute stresses.
- Keep options open. Spontaneous, flexible, casual, adapt, energized by last minute pressures.

Basic Mental Processes
We cant use both methods simultaneously, so we develop a preference for using one over the other.
Focus on outer world of
ideas, things, and people
Focus on the inner world of thoughts, feelings, and reflections
Our Attitude toward to the external world and how we orient ourselves to it

Orientation of energy
Take in information in a sequential,
step by step way (Sensing)
Take in and present information in a snap shot
or big picture way (Intuition)
The way we make decisions
Time line
A planned approach to meeting the deadline in a scheduled way
A spontaneous approach to meeting the dealine with a rush of activity
Reported type vs. Best-fit type

After completing this session,
you should be able to:
Discuss how team interactions are influenced by individual

Understand how communication is affrected by
Develop strategies to work with opposite
to yourself
Communication & Teamwork
Pick a topic of interest

1) You must put a counter in the middle each time you talk/make a contribution
2) Once you use up your counters, you cannot talk again until the rest of the group has used theirs
Who ran out of counters first?

How did it feel when you ran out?

Did people who prefer I feel uncomfortable being forced to talk?

What could have been done differently?

Come up with 3 questions to help you better understand your opposite....
Reported type vs. Best-fit type
Reported type PCI results- indictates clarity not "strength"
Personality snap shot

Do the descripters make sense? Highlight those you agree with....
When Communicating with...

Respect need for privacy and build trust

Choose a time & place to communicate with
minimum distractions

Speak slowly & calmly (without being condescending)

Pause & wait for a respone (don't jump to fill silence)

Focus on a topic & stay on topic

Summarize and share your final thoughts & direction
Acknowledge youre listening and show you are preparing a response

Provide immediate feedback

Express overt interest and enthusiasm

Take initative to introduce yourself or start a conversation

Deal with conflict and be willing
to confront issues when they occur

When Communicating with...
Sensing Types

Be practical (bring ideas down to earth)

Provide informtion on specific relaities,
details, and immediate applications

Provide information sequentually

Show a plan and process for change

Use words that relate to sensory and real-life images
Intuitive Types

Consider possibilities

Suspend realities to brainstorm
and generate ideas

Trust what works and be open to changing what does not work

Stretch toward taking a longer term future focus

Let others share their ideas and dreams
Thinking Types

Be calmly objective and demonstrate your competence

Offer honest and frank feedback as well as postivie comments

Avoid becoming overly emotional or passionate when discussing issues

Show cause-and-effect relationships and pros and cons

When communicating with...
Feeling Types

Take time to get to know them and develop rapport

Consider the needs of other and positive atmosphere

Include personal needs in decision making; show people impacts

Connect first and challenge later

If you had a project due in 1 month...when would you start?

When Communicating with...
Judging Types

Make decisions that affect others as soon as possible

Narrow and focus your options before sharing them

Know when to start exporing and start making decisions

Create and share timelines so others know when your part will be completed

Provide structure and clear expecations when assigning tasks
Percieving Types

Allow opportuntiies to explore before deciding

Establish mututal dealines rather than directing others

Describe situations rather than evaulate them

Be willing to take initial steps without making a complete plan

Be open to accomodaying unexpected communication opportunties
Your Team Type

What are some areas of strength within the team?

What are areas of growth?

You are not alone....
Personality Types & Empathy
Reported Type Agreement
2/3-3/4 of any group will agree with their reported types

When people disagree, it is generally on one preference- often where there was a slight result

When people report having
changed type
, they most likely had an incorrect administration - the mind set was not right, resulting in reporting
work type
ideal type
What would an orginization be like if it were run entirely by people who shared your preferences?

What challenge exists in working in a group that has a different "group type" than your own type?

What actions might you take to work together effectively?
Look at the picture for the next 1 1/2 minutes, in silence, and then be prepared to share with your group what you have seen....
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