Myers Briggs Type Indicator


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TeamBuilders WorldWide offers training and development programs that help organizations improve team and leadership dynamics and realize their high-performance potential. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is just one of several tools used by TBW to tailor a results driven program for global businesses.

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator

  1. 2. *David Broadbent and Nicholas Conner are standard 8 certified, by CAPT and CPP to purchase, administer, score and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Introduction to Personality Type Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  2. 3. Workshop Objectives <ul><li>Increase self-awareness and confirm self-perception </li></ul><ul><li>Discover normal differences in people concerning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create awareness, understanding and most importantly applications about TYPE including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciating the diverse gifts and strengths that we all bring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize and augment those areas we don’t recruit and that don’t come as easily to us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not necessary to agree, but understand the concepts of TYPE </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Facts About Using the MBT I <ul><li>A self-reported instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Non judgmental </li></ul><ul><li>An indicator of preferences </li></ul><ul><li>A way to sort, not to measure </li></ul><ul><li>Well researched </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in theory </li></ul><ul><li>Used internationally </li></ul>®
  4. 5. Applications of the MBTI & TYPE <ul><li>Understand characteristics of ourselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate differences </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and work within differences </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Work with conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance teamwork </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Supported by the work of Carl Jung </li></ul><ul><li>And his writings Psychological Types . </li></ul>Developed by: Katherine Cook Briggs & Isabel Myers
  6. 7. Understanding Type <ul><li>TO JUDGE </li></ul><ul><li>What they decide </li></ul><ul><li>to do about it </li></ul>TO PERCEIVE What people “ see” in a situation
  8. 9. Schools of Thought Regarding Personality Development GENETICS/HEREDITY Natural Inclinations Theory ( Nature ) ENVIRONMENT Needs & Desire Theory ( Nurture )
  9. 10. Four MBTI Scales <ul><li>Extroversion Introversion </li></ul><ul><li>How You Are Energized </li></ul><ul><li>Sensing Intuition </li></ul><ul><li>What You Pay Attention To </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Feeling </li></ul><ul><li>How You Make Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment Perception </li></ul><ul><li>What Life Style You Adopt </li></ul>
  10. 11. What the Numbers Mean <ul><li>Very Clear ------------------- 25 and higher </li></ul><ul><li>Clear --------------------------- 15 - 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate --------------------- 6 - 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Slight -------------------------- 1 - 5 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Sensing & Intuition <ul><li>SENSING (S) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending to specifics presented by the senses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of the facts and specifics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipating the future by forecasting from data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keen observations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INTUITION (N) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending to the five senses and somewhat of a sixth sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of possibilities and insight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipating the future by visioning from an idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observing from the outside looking in </li></ul></ul>“ Two essential ways of perceiving, of becoming aware”
  12. 13. Sensing & Intuition <ul><li>SENSING (S) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending to specifics presented by the Senses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of the Facts and Specifics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipating the future by forecasting from Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keen observations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INTUITION (N) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending to the five senses and somewhat of a Sixth Sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of Possibilities and Insight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipating the future by visioning from an Idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observing from the outside looking in </li></ul></ul>“ Two essential ways of perceiving, of becoming aware”
  13. 14. Sensing & Intuition <ul><li>SENSORS(S) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes an established way of doing things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys using preexisting skills & knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually reaches a conclusion step by step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INTUITIVES (N) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May not enjoy repetition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys learning new skills and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions are broad and visionary </li></ul></ul>“ What you pay attention to...”
  14. 15. Flight of the Eagle
  15. 18. Comparison of Sensing and Intuition <ul><li>MODE OF PERCEPTION </li></ul><ul><li>Five senses “Sixth sense” </li></ul><ul><li>(Reliance on experience, (Reliance on possibilities, </li></ul><ul><li>facts & data) inspiration & conceptual) </li></ul>FOCUS Practicality Innovation Reality Expectation Present Future ORIENTATION Lives life as it is Life is a moving target WORK ENVIRONMENT Prefers using learned skills Prefers adding new skills Pays attention to details Looks at “big picture” If its not broke, don’t fix it Lets break something
  16. 19. Some Key Words <ul><li>SENSING </li></ul><ul><li>What it is… </li></ul>INTUITION What it could be…
  17. 20. Thinking & Feeling <ul><li>THINKING (T) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using logical analysis to make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using objective and impersonal criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking rational through logic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FEELING (F) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using person-centered values to make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighing human values and motives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking rational order through harmony </li></ul></ul>“ Two essential ways of making rational judgments”
  18. 21. Thinking & Feeling <ul><li>THINKING (T) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cause and effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct & to the point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May hurt people’s feelings without knowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believes in rules, order & accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts goals and objectives first </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FEELING (F) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact and harmony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May avoid conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys pleasing people, giving and receiving praise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believes in harmony, values & sympathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts people and agreement first </li></ul></ul>“ How You Make Decisions”
  19. 22. Comparison of Thinking and Feeling MODE OF DECISION MAKING Decisions based on Decisions based the logic of the situation human values and needs FOCUS Things People Truth Tact Principles Values ORIENTATION Results Appreciation WORK ENVIRONMENT Businesslike and to the point Naturally friendly Impersonal Personal Objective Subjective
  20. 23. Some Key Words T HINKING Decisions made with the head F EELING Decisions made with the heart
  21. 24. Judgment & Perception <ul><li>JUDGMENT (J) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciding, planning, organizing, scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanting closure, even when data is incomplete </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PERCEPTION (P) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiring, absorbing, adapting, changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resisting closure, wanting more data </li></ul></ul>“ Two essential attitudes in dealing with one’s outer environment”
  22. 25. Judgment & Perception <ul><li>JUDGMENT (J) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At best when planning work and following the plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes to get things settled and wrapped up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May decide things too quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May dislike to interrupt current project for a more urgent one </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PERCEPTION (P) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to be good at adapting to changing situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t mind leaving things open for alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have trouble making decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May postpone unpleasant jobs or may start too many projects and have difficulty finishing </li></ul></ul>“ What Life Style You Adopt”
  23. 26. Comparison of Judgment & Perception LIFESTYLE Planful Spontaneous FOCUS Decisive Curious Self-regimented Flexible Purposeful Adaptable ORIENTATION Exacting Tolerant WORK ENVIRONMENT Focuses on outcomes Focuses on process Punctual Flexible Decisive Open
  24. 27. Some Key Words J UDGMENT Plan the work… Work the plan P ERCEPTION There’s a Plan?
  25. 28. Extroversion & Introversion <ul><li>EXTROVERSION (E) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy directed outward in action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking stimulation in the outer environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INTROVERSION (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy directed inward in reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking stimulation in the inner environment </li></ul></ul>“ Two essential ways of orienting ourselves”
  26. 29. Extroversion & Introversion <ul><li>EXTROVERSION (E) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy working in groups and the social aspect of it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often good at greeting people; communicates freely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to speak freely, often without thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INTROVERSION (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think to talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to be comfortable working alone or in small group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be challenged remembering names and faces; may have problems communicating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes to think before speaking, sometimes never speaking </li></ul></ul>“ How You Are Energized”
  27. 30. Comparison of Extroversion & Introversion ENERGY Directed outward toward Directed inward toward people and things concepts and ideas FOCUS Change the world Understand the world Relaxed and confident Reserved and questioning Understandable and accessible Subtle and impenetrable ORIENTATION Open thinkers Closed thinkers WORK ENVIRONMENT Seeks action Seeks isolation & concentration Wants to be with others Wants time to be alone Prefers interests that have breadth Prefers interests that have depth
  28. 31. Some Key Words E XTROVERSION Outgoing I NTROVERSION Ingoing
  29. 33. Type Table I S TJ 6% IS T P 7% E S TP 13% ES T J 13% I S FJ 6% IS F P 5% E S FP 13% ES F J 13% I N FJ 1% IN F P 1% E N FP 5% EN F J 5% I N TJ 1% IN T P 1% E N TP 5% EN T J 5%
  30. 34. Only You Know Your True Type! <ul><li>Work Self vs. Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Social Desirability </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Conditioning “Shoulds” </li></ul><ul><li>In a Life Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Life Development </li></ul><ul><li>Influence ... Associate, Boss, Family </li></ul>
  31. 35. Communication Preferences <ul><li>E’s Like to hear it </li></ul><ul><li>I’s Like it in writing </li></ul><ul><li>S’s Want facts about task </li></ul><ul><li>N’s Want goals and concepts </li></ul><ul><li>T’s Need logic, consequences </li></ul><ul><li>F’s Need impact on people </li></ul><ul><li>J’s Want firm time line </li></ul><ul><li>P’s Want flexibility in how and at what pace </li></ul>
  32. 36. Stages of Team Development <ul><li>PERFORMING </li></ul><ul><li>NORMING </li></ul><ul><li>STORMING </li></ul><ul><li>FORMING </li></ul>
  33. 37. Type Table I S TJ 6% IS T P 7% E S TP 13% ES T J 13% I S FJ 6% IS F P 5% E S FP 13% ES F J 13% I N FJ 1% IN F P 1% E N FP 5% EN F J 5% I N TJ 1% IN T P 1% E N TP 5% EN T J 5%