Myers Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI®)

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI®) is a personality inventory based on the theories of Carl Jung, and developed by a mother and daughter team. The MBTI® is nonjudgmental and allows people to gain an understanding of their preferences, particularly with respect to energy source, information gathering, decision-making and lifestyle/work patterns. It is widely used to help organizations in the area of management development, such as team building, mentoring & counseling, etc. Over 60 years of research and development have demonstrated the validity and reliability of the MBTI®.

 
Why is the MBTI® so Popular?
  • The MBTI® is an Indicator, not a test, so there are no 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 behaviour. It does not measure or detect psychiatric disturbances, trauma, intelligence or maturity.
  • Confidentiality. There is no need to tell anyone your results unless you want to.
  • The MBTI® gives results that are practical and can be used in everyday life!
 
What Are the Benefits of Knowing Your Type?
  • Greater understanding of yourself
  • Greater understanding of others
  • Improved communication skills
  • Ability to understand and reduce conflict
  • Improved time management
  • Knowing your contribution in a team
  • Identifying the tasks and jobs that give satisfaction
  • Knowledge of your managerial style and its strengths and areas to improve.
 
Why Use the MBTI® for Training?
Productivity and profitability will always remain linked to the efforts of individual employees and the teams or work groups to which they belong. Hence, a program that reliably helps people work better together has to be cost effective.
The MBTI® is a well-researched, easily administered instrument that helps people become aware of the similarities and differences amongst themselves and their co-workers.
This leads to better appreciation of each other’s talents and foibles and to a subsequent reduction of interpersonal and intra-organisational conflict. The MBTI® can thereby improve teamwork and productivity.
The MBTI® also helps to place people in jobs they will find satisfying and rewarding; it identifies and describes the various managerial styles, preferred roles in teams and how individuals prefer to solve problems.
When staff cohesion, teamwork and increased productivity are your goals, MBTI® training is your proven tool!
 
How Does MBTI® Work?
The MBTI® is a short, multiple choice questionnaire used to identify your preferences on four dimensions shown here. Usually consisting of 93 items, it takes thirty minutes to answer and self score. By combining your four preference letters, we determine your overall TYPE. Altogether, there are 16 different personality Types and these are shown in the Type Table.
Each of the Types has a its own set of preferred behaviours and personality functioning. By reading the profile for your Type and determining its accuracy in describing your general behaviour, you can decide how correctly you have been Typed. Over 80% of people agree with their MBTI® Typing, but there can be some mistakes in the process. Consequently, we spend a further 45 minutes explaining the underlying ideas of MBTI® and checking that preferences have been correctly identified.

The 4 Dimensions of the MBTI ®

E

Focus of Attention

I

S

Information Input

N

T

Decision Making

F

J

Lifestyle

P

 

Most training then incorporates a series of exercises to bring the theory to life and make it useable in everyday life. Overall, the basic process is quick, efficient, non-invasive and pleasant. Most people are amazed by the accuracy of the profile ascribed to them by their Type and they find descriptions of the other Types most enlightening. Specific uses of the Typing, such as team building and conflict resolution, can then be rapidly instigated.
 

ISTJ

ISFJ

INFJ

INTJ

ISTP

ISFP

INFP

INTP

ESTP

ESFP

ENFP

ENTP

ESTJ

ESFJ

ENFJ

ENTJ