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MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
MBTI type indicator
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MBTI type indicator for applying in a team environment

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  1. MBTI Type Indicator <br />Compiled by: JayakumarBalasubramanian<br />Email:<br />
  2. Introduction to Type Theory<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>2<br />
  7. MBTI Instrument<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>3<br />
  12. Value of the MBTI<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>4<br />
  18. Four MBTI Dichotomies<br />5<br />
  19. Caution: MBTI Word Usage<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>6<br />
  25. Sensing Vs Intution<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>7<br />
  44. Thinking Vs Feeling<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>8<br />
  62. Extrovert Vs Introvert<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>9<br />
  80. Judging Vs Perceiving<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>10<br />
  98. Why should we care?<br /><ul><li>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!</li></ul>11<br />
  108. Communication Breakdown<br /><ul><li>Ideal Leader is…
  109. Extravert: action-oriented
  110. Introvert: contemplative
  111. Sensing: pragmatic
  112. Intuitive: visionary
  113. Thinking: logical
  114. Feeling: compassionate
  115. Judging: planful
  116. Perceiving: adaptable</li></ul>12<br />
  117. Occupational Trends by Type<br />13<br />
  118. Thank you<br />