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Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type


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Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type

  1. 1. Getting to know you!
  2. 2. Introductions:  Why are you here today?  What do you hope to get out of your experience?
  3. 3. Objective/Goal: Introduce the basic 8 processes of type to individuals who want to clarify their “best fit” To establish a basic understanding of the Myers-Briggs personality type We are all different
  4. 4. What are we doing here???“When I know who I am I am freer to be who I amnot!” -Linda Berens“What ordinary men are directly aware of & whatthey try to do are bounded by the private orbits inwhich they live.” -Unknown
  5. 5. Benefits of Understanding Type: Self/Motivations Strengths Differences/Perceptions Fit between Person/Path Ease/Difficulty at certain tasks
  6. 6. Which hand do you prefer to use?Left? Right?
  7. 7. How information is presented: Extraversion OR Introversion Judging OR PerceivingWhat information is included: Sensing OR iNtuition Thinking OR Feeling
  8. 8. 2 Kinds of Energy
  9. 9. Introversion (I): Extraversion (E): Drawn to their inner  Attuned to external world environment Prefer to communicate one-on-one  Prefer to communicate by talking Learn by reflection &/or mental practice  Learn by discussing or doing Focus in depth on interests  Have broad interests Private & contained  Sociable & expressive
  10. 10. Extraverts: Often find understanding of a problem becomes clearer if they can talk about it out loud Awareness of and reliance on environment for stimulation & guidance Eagerness & action-oriented way of meeting life, sometimes impulsiveIntroverts: Desire to “think things out” before talking about them Interest in clarity of concepts, ideas and recalled experiences Truly like the idea of something often more than the something itself
  11. 11. Exercise: E/I Split into 2 groups Plan a gathering for your group.
  12. 12. 2 Kinds of Perception
  13. 13. Sensing (S): Tangible, concrete facts Oriented to present Factual & concrete Focus on what is real & actual iNtuition (N): Observe & remember  Gut instincts specifics  Oriented to future Trust experience  Imaginative & verbally creative  Focus on the patterns & meanings in data  Follow hunches  Trust inspiration
  14. 14. 2 Kinds of Judgment
  15. 15. Thinking (T): Feeling (F): Truth over tact!  Tact over truth! Analytical  Empathetic Use cause-&-effect  Guided by personal values reasoning  Assess impact of decisions Solve problems w/ logic  Strive for harmony Strive for objectivity  May appear Can be “tough-minded” “tender-hearted” Fair- want everyone treated  Fair- want everyone treated equally as an individual
  16. 16. Exercise T/F: You live in a cul-de-sac with 5 other homes around you and a gravel road leading to the main road. You just received a letter that states that the city will be paving the road and you and your neighbors will be paying the cost. How do you decide who will pay what?
  17. 17. 2 Kinds of Orientations:
  18. 18. Judging (J): Perceiving (P): Time oriented  Task oriented Scheduled  Spontaneous Organize their lives  Open-ended & adaptable Comfortable making plans  Like things loose & open to Like to have things decided change Try to avoid last- minute stresses  Energized by last-minute Wants things resolved pressures Does not like ambiguity  More concerned with diagnosis than resolutions of issues  Reviews decisions
  19. 19. Exercise: J/P Divide into 2 groups; Judging & Perceiving One group in the middle, the other around the outside Answer the question:
  20. 20. FAQ’s Doesn‟t Type fence you in? What is the best Type to be, is there one? Does my Type change through time? Can you, & should you guess someone‟s Type?
  21. 21. We Need:E‟s – to engage with the I‟s - to stop, listen & outer world reflectN‟s - to help us see S‟s - to help us remember possibilities down the details & to be present roadT‟s - to help us be F‟s - to help us remember logical & analytical what „this‟ means to us/for usJ‟s - to help us plan, be orderly & find closure P‟s - to be flexible, open & spontaneous
  22. 22. Discussion: What is the most significant thing you learned today? How will you apply it? What is your takeaway? What do you think the point of this assessment is and why is it important?
  23. 23. Summary We all use all of these preferences, some just with more ease & confidence. *Our behavior is an expression of our personality, it is not a cause or an excuse for behavior!* We can choose how we act & react in situations regardless of our preferences