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MBTI type indicator for applying in a team environment

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  • 1. MBTI Type Indicator
    Compiled by: JayakumarBalasubramanian
    Email: b.jayakumar@gmail.com
  • 2. Introduction to Type Theory
    • Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung developed a theory early in the 20th century to describe basic individual preferences and explain similarities and differences between people
    • 3. Main postulate of the theory is that people have inborn behavioral tendencies and preferences
    • 4. Your natural response in daily situations
    • 5. Used when we are generally not stressed and feel competent, and energetic
    • 6. Could be defined as those behaviors you often don’t notice
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  • 7. MBTI Instrument
    • Jung’s theory important but inaccessible to the general population
    • 8. Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs (mother-daughter team) expanded on Jung’s work by developing an instrument to help people identify their preferences
    • 9. The MBTI tool is an indicator of personality type (i.e. innate preferences) that has proven to be remarkably reliable and valid
    • 10. Represents the result of over 50 years of research
    • 11. Is used globally in both education and corporate settings; over 2 million people each year
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  • 12. Value of the MBTI
    • Distinctions from other psychological or career based tools
    • 13. Does not assess psychological health
    • 14. Does not “tell” the client what to do or be
    • 15. Involves client feedback and “agreement” to Type
    • 16. Involves no scaling or value
    • 17. Inherent strengths and weaknesses associated with each type profile
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  • 18. Four MBTI Dichotomies
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  • 19. Caution: MBTI Word Usage
    • Words used to describe preferences in psychology do not mean the same thing as they do in everyday life
    • 20. Extravert does not mean talkative or loud
    • 21. Introvert does not mean shy or inhibited
    • 22. Feeling does mean emotional
    • 23. Judging does not mean judgmental
    • 24. Perceiving does not mean perceptive
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  • 25. Sensing Vs Intution
    • Most people who prefer Sensing:
    • 26. “I like to learn the facts”
    • 27. Emphasize the pragmatic
    • 28. Prefer facts & details/ specific information
    • 29. Are oriented to present realities
    • 30. Value realism
    • 31. Observe and remember specifics through 5 senses
    • 32. Build carefully and thoroughly to conclusions
    • 33. Trust experience
    • 34. Most people who prefer Intuition:
    • 35. “I like to imagine possibilities”
    • 36. Emphasize the theoretical
    • 37. Prefer general concepts/ high-level plans
    • 38. Are oriented to future possibilities
    • 39. Value imagination
    • 40. See trends and patterns in specific data
    • 41. Use a “sixth” sense
    • 42. Move quickly to conclusions, follow hunches
    • 43. Trust inspiration
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  • 44. Thinking Vs Feeling
    • Most people who prefer Feeling:
    • 45. “I like to consider people”
    • 46. Empathetic
    • 47. Guided by personal values
    • 48. Assess impact of decisions on people
    • 49. Strive for harmony and positive interactions
    • 50. Described as compassionate
    • 51. Search for point of agreement in an argument
    • 52. Fair – want everyone treated as an individual
    • 53. Most people who prefer Thinking:
    • 54. “I like to decide logically”
    • 55. Are analytical
    • 56. Use cause-and-effect reasoning
    • 57. Solve problems with logic
    • 58. Strive for objective standard of truth
    • 59. Described as reasonable
    • 60. Search for flaws in an argument
    • 61. Fair – want everyone treated equally
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  • 62. Extrovert Vs Introvert
    • Most people who prefer Extraversion:
    • 63. “I like to talk to people”
    • 64. Prefer action over reflection
    • 65. May act quickly w/out thinking
    • 66. Are attuned to external environments
    • 67. Prefer to communicate by talking
    • 68. Learn best through doing or discussing
    • 69. Are sociable and expressive
    • 70. Enjoy working in groups
    • 71. Most people who prefer Introversion:
    • 72. “I like to read a book”
    • 73. Prefer reflection over action
    • 74. May not take action at all
    • 75. Are attuned to inner world
    • 76. Prefer to communicate in writing
    • 77. Learn best through thorough mental practice and reflection
    • 78. Are private and contained
    • 79. Enjoy working alone or in pairs
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  • 80. Judging Vs Perceiving
    • Most people who prefer Judging:
    • 81. “I like to organize my schedule”
    • 82. Are scheduled/organized
    • 83. Strive to finish one project before starting another
    • 84. Like to have things decided
    • 85. May decide things too quickly
    • 86. Try to avoid last-minute stresses; finish tasks well before deadline
    • 87. Try to limit surprises
    • 88. See routines as effective
    • 89. Most people who prefer Perceiving:
    • 90. “I like to adapt to changes”
    • 91. Are spontaneous/flexible
    • 92. Start many projects but may have trouble finishing them
    • 93. Like things loose and open to change
    • 94. May decide things too slowly
    • 95. Feel energized by last-minute pressures; finish tasks at the deadline
    • 96. Enjoy surprises
    • 97. See routines as limiting
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  • 98. Why should we care?
    • Individual : Gain insights into personality
    • 99. Reduce your defensiveness
    • 100. Increase your openness to feedback (clues) from what is going on around you
    • 101. Enhance your ability to appreciate differences in yourself and in others
    • 102. Team: Is all about having “different” people
    • 103. Understand each others type
    • 104. Respect their work preferences
    • 105. Able to appreciate others strengths & leverage on it
    • 106. Fundamental element for “listening”
    • 107. Work together better!
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  • 108. Communication Breakdown
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  • 117. Occupational Trends by Type
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  • 118. Thank you