Four opposite pairs of preference for perceiving and deciding: The attributes extroversion (E) and introversion (I) are designed to indicate whether a participant derives his or her mental energy primarily from other people or from within. sensing (S) and intuiting (N) explain whether a participant absorbs information best through data and details or through general patterns.
thinking (T) and feeling (F) show whether a participant tends to make decisions based on logic and objective criteria or based on emotional intelligence.
Finally, the attributes judging (J) and perceiving (P) indicate whether a participant makes decisions quickly or prefers to take a more casual approach and leave his or her options open.
Four functions can coexisting but one will be dominant Knowing how person prefers to percieve/collect info increases opportunities for effective communication – wouldn’t you want to be more effective?
4 sets of attributes are combined into 16 personality profiles, each is four letter code Took the test twice, this profile is about 3% of the population
Exercise to help you guess which preferences you have perceiving and deciding in work/life, guess personality type you possibly belong to, and understand how to apply in the work place and increase effectiveness. Mark guessed letters to get the four letter personality type to later match with the actual test results *Get more energy from working with people and things, through my career always applied for the roles where I could get that opportunity and because I enjoy it so much, doesn’t get tiring, I thrive and succeed. *Interaction and approachable are very foundation of the consultant or cross functional team manager, you are there to solve problems and you can’t do that without having both – again that’s why I’ve enjoyed success in these roles *What I am not is keeping it in – awareness of that “nothing is wrong” give space to peer *Think – do – think – understand if a peer needs to think first vs. do, hesitant need to think through *Who would like to share whether they resonate with one column or the other?
*Adding new skills – self educate or put myself on other team’s projects, dislikes routine, monotonous tasks *Future focus – inspired by the team lead on adding value *Valuable to recognize if the peer prefers sensing attribute while gathering info if pays attention to details and makes few factual errors *Based on the example who would like to share how this new info can be applied in the workplace?
*Thinking My mom logical explanation example and good with criticism *solve problems – future focus tie in *important to recognize how a peer makes a decision, if feeling, gets you advantage on persuasion, appeal to these factors! *Is naturally friendly, preference/dominance for thinking attribute but flex the other side Who would like to share whether they were able to identify themselves with right or left column?
Lots of things resonate with me on the left column *Especially completing task moving on to the next one *self-regimented, working from home *Flexible? The judgment is the preference but as I go through career I understand flexibilyt is key…how do I train myself? I put myself in the situations where I have to be flexible…training – different people, scenarios etc? Brings me to a very important point…whatever result you get in your personality profile…this helps your awareness but you are not pigeonholed to one specific..it’s your preference but the other exists and it’s like a muscle you can develop if you need
Understanding Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators by Katia Arango
Understanding Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator (MBTI) by Katia Arango
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
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
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
Where is it used?
2MM people worldwide annually
Used in: Business World
Personal and Spiritual Development
Family/Marriage counseling & Dating
Four Opposite Preference Pairs (Dichotomies)
Extraversion ENERGY Introversion
Sensing INFORMATION iNtuition
Thinking DECISIONS Feeling
Judging LIFESTYLE Perceiving
How Are You Energized?
Blurt it out
Work more with people and things
Wants to change the world
Keep it in
Work more with ideas and thoughts
Wants to understand the world
How Do You Gather Information ?
I’ve just had a
idea for next
This is a fairly
short ride for
(reliance on experience and
Live life as it is
Prefers using learned skills
Pays attention to details
Makes few factual errors
(reliance on possibility and
Change, rearrange life
Prefers adding new skills
Looks at “Big Picture”
Identifies complex patterns
How Do You Make Decisions or Come to Conclusions?
She has good I like her.
Decisions based on the logic of
Is brief and businesslike
Treats others fairly
Decisions based on human
values and needs
Is naturally friendly
Treats others uniquely
What is Your Lifestyle or Work Orientation?
Glad this is
Focus on completing task
Makes decisions quickly
Wants only the essentials of the job
Focus on starting tasks
Wants to find out about the job
Wrap Up and Q&A
Did you guess which personality profile you are?
Do you see yourself applying gained knowledge