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Understanding Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators by Katia Arango


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SPOT Chicago member Katia Arango shares her presentation on Understanding Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators.

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Understanding Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators by Katia Arango

  1. 1. Understanding Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) by Katia Arango
  2. 2. Objectives  Gain understanding of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)  Provide examples of people’s differences concerning: - energy source - information gathering - decision making - life style  Explore how this information can be applicable in everyday work and life  Walk away encouraged to take the test and capitalize on the knowledge by applying awareness
  3. 3. Myers Briggs Type Indicator Background  What is it?  Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is evaluation tool to obtain descriptive profiles of personality types  93 questions to score self report responses to determine participants' preferences within four sets of attributes: extroversion/introversion sensing/intuiting thinking/feeling judging/perceiving  Way to sort – not to measure  Established how and when?  Based on psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s theory of people’s innate preferences  Established by mother and daughter Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers during World War II  Created to assist career placement of civilians - women to choose jobs well-suited to their personality preferences.  Where is it used?  2MM people worldwide annually  Used in: Business World Education Field Personal and Spiritual Development Family/Marriage counseling & Dating
  4. 4. Four Opposite Preference Pairs (Dichotomies) Extraversion ENERGY Introversion Sensing INFORMATION iNtuition Thinking DECISIONS Feeling Judging LIFESTYLE Perceiving
  5. 5. 16 MBTI Personality Profiles
  6. 6. How Are You Energized? Extroversion  External  Outside thrust  Blurt it out  Breadth  Work more with people and things  Interaction  Wants to change the world  Action  Do-think-do  After thinkers  Approachable Introversion  Internal  Inside pull  Keep it in  Depth  Work more with ideas and thoughts  Concentration  Wants to understand the world  Reflection  Think-do-think  Fore thinkers  Impenetrable
  7. 7. How Do You Gather Information ? I’ve just had a fantastic new idea for next week’s BTB meeting! This is a fairly short ride for the price Sensing  Five Senses (reliance on experience and actual data)  Practicality  Reality  Present focus  Live life as it is  Prefers using learned skills  Pays attention to details  Makes few factual errors INtuition  Sixth Sense (reliance on possibility and inspiration)  Innovative  Abstraction  Future focus  Change, rearrange life  Prefers adding new skills  Looks at “Big Picture”  Identifies complex patterns
  8. 8. How Do You Make Decisions or Come to Conclusions? She has good I like her. credentials. Thinking  Decisions based on the logic of the situation  Things Truth Principles  Solves problems  Is brief and businesslike  Acts impersonally  Treats others fairly Feeling Decisions based on human values and needs  People Tact Harmony  Supports others  Is naturally friendly  Acts personally  Treats others uniquely
  9. 9. What is Your Lifestyle or Work Orientation? Glad this is finished. Plenty of time. Judgment  Planned  Decisive  Self-regimented  Purposeful  Exacting  Focus on completing task  Makes decisions quickly  Wants only the essentials of the job Perception  Spontaneous  Curious  Flexible  Adaptable  Tolerant  Focus on starting tasks  Postpones decisions  Wants to find out about the job
  10. 10. Wrap Up and Q&A  Did you guess which personality profile you are?  Do you see yourself applying gained knowledge immediately?