Write your full name using your favored or preferred hand.*Now take a moment to think about and write down how it felt.Now write your full name using your non-preferred hand.*Take a moment to think about and write down how that felt.-awkward? Took more energy? Clumsy?...This is a great example of the differences between the preferences, like being left or right-handed, we all can use both preferences, we just prefer and are comfortable using one over the other as our natural inclination.
Results of MBTI describe 4 dimensionsAttitudes influence delivery–how people like to have information presented; E/I- source direction & focus of energy in the world.J/P-how we prefer to orient ourselves in the world.Functions influence the content—what information people want included;S/I-how we perceive & gather information about the world.T/F-how we prefer to come to decisions about information gathered.We can use both, but like handedness we naturally prefer one over the other and use the other as our ‘helper’ (complimentary) when the situation calls for it.
Extraverts often talk to get clearer about the idea, whereas introverts often have already thought thru the idea and talk when they have come to some conclusion.
What did you notice?Impacts?
This exercise is meant to help you distinguish between those with a preference for feeling function- ie. those who would include the whole neighborhood in the decision-making process, and those with a preference for thinking- ie those who would look for information pertaining to the construction and divide the cost through detached and impartial processes before weighing the impact on the individuals.
How would you interpret this in relation to the information you have just learned?http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes1.htmBurning Man video- Dov Pollack 2009 Conference
Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Getting to know you!
Introductions: Why are you here today? What do you hope to get out of your experience?
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
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
Benefits of Understanding Type: Self/Motivations Strengths Differences/Perceptions Fit between Person/Path Ease/Difficulty at certain tasks
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
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
Exercise: E/I Split into 2 groups Plan a gathering for your group.
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
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
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?
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
Exercise: J/P Divide into 2 groups; Judging & Perceiving One group in the middle, the other around the outside Answer the question:
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?
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
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?
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