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  1. 1. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Ren Stinson University of Iowa
  2. 2. Ground-Rules <ul><li>Share your thoughts and listen to others </li></ul><ul><li>Stay positive </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it in the room </li></ul><ul><li>Ren = ENTJ ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Self-Report Instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Nonjudgmental Instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Preference Indicator </li></ul><ul><li>Well Researched Instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Jung’s Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Built for the “normal” population </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four Dimensions of Personality Type <ul><li>How we interact with the world and where we direct our energy </li></ul><ul><li>The kind of information we naturally notice </li></ul><ul><li>How we make decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Whether we prefer to live in a more structured way or a more spontaneous way </li></ul>
  5. 5. Extraversion Introversion Interest Orientation E I Outer world of actions, objects, and people Inner world of ideas and concepts
  6. 6. Sensing iNtuition Perception S N Immediate reality and direct experience Inferred meanings and relationships
  7. 7. Thinking Feeling Judgment T F Reliability of logical order – cause and effect Priorities based on personal importance and values
  8. 8. Judgment Perception Environment Orientation J P Judging attitude – Control of events and systematic planning Spontaneity – Curious, awaiting events and adapting to them
  9. 9. ENTJ “ Everything’s Fine – I’m in Charge” ENFJ “ The Public Relations Specialist” ESFJ “ What Can I Do For You?” ESTJ “ Taking Care of Business” ENTP “ Life’s Entrepreneurs” ENFP “ Anything’s Possible” ESFP “ Don’t Worry, Be Happy” ESTP “ Let’s Get Busy!” INTP “ Ingenious Problem Solvers” INFP “ Still Waters Run Deep” ISFP “ It’s the Thought That Counts” ISTP “ Doing the Best I Can With What I’ve Got” INTJ “ Competence + Independence = Perfection” INFJ “ Catalyst for Positive Change” ISFJ “ On My Honor, to Do My Duty…” ISTJ “ Take Your Time and Do It Right”
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>What do you want your peers to know about you that would help in group work or discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a great strength that you have to offer your peers when working in group projects or in discussions? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You <ul><li>- Please fill out the evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>Ren Stinson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>