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Myers Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, personality types, extrovert, introvert, thinker, feeler, sensor, intuitive, judger, perceiver

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  1. 1. MBTI: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Presented By:
  2. 2. Introduction What is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Used to understand normal personality differences Measures preferences for human decision- making Explains how we interact with others Four main categories  16 personality types Used by thousands of corporations worldwide Usually an assessment or questionnaire (Source: Tieger)
  3. 3. • Extrovert or Introvert  E or I • Sensor or Intuitive  S or N • Thinker or Feeler  T or F • Judger or Perceiver  J or P The 16 Personalities Four categories for thinking and behaving (choose one in each): (Source: Engleberg)
  4. 4. Extrovert vs. Introvert E X T R O V E R T S Extroverts focus their attention and energy outward. • Talkative, think out loud • Outgoing • Enjoy working in groups • Use gestures while speaking • Dominate conversations • Don’t listen to others, easily distracted Barack Obama Sandra Bullock Oprah Winfrey Robin Williams (Sources: Engleberg, Hamilton, Tieger)
  5. 5. Extrovert vs. Introvert I N T R O V E R T S Introverts focus their attention and energy inward. • Quiet, private • High concentration • Prefer to work alone • Hate being put on the spot • Think before they speak • Process emotions internally Julia Roberts Albert Einstein Meryl Streep Michael Jackson (Sources: Engleberg, Tieger)
  6. 6. What is your most natural energy orientation? “Speak up introvert!” says the extrovert. “Shut up and listen extrovert!” thinks the introvert. In any given situation, a person will tend to direct their energy inward or outward (introvert or extrovert). (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  7. 7. Sensor vs. Intuitive SENSOR Sensors notice the facts, details, and realities of the world around them. • Factual and detail- oriented • Precise and practical • Concentrate on one task at a time • Prefer regulations • Step-by-step explanations • Follow directions (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  8. 8. Sensor vs. Intuitive INTUITIVE Intuitives are interested in connections between facts as well as the possibilities of the information. • See the big picture • Innovative and creative • Work in bursts of energy • Trust their gut feelings or hunches • Theoretical explanations • Prefer to learn new skills Tim Berners – contributor to the invention of the World Wide Web Mohandas Gandhi Marilyn Monroe (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  9. 9. Sensing part of the brain: • Uses the 5 senses • Organizes specific details • Past and present based Intuitive part of the brain: • Seeks to interpret overall patterns • Speculates on possibilities • Mostly future based Which way of perceiving is most "automatic"? (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  10. 10. Thinker vs. Feeler T H I N K E R Thinkers make decisions based on impersonal, objective, an d logical criteria. • Task-oriented and objective • Analytical; able to make difficult decisions • Appear unemotional and aggressive • Motivated by achievement • Argue/debate frequently • Decide with their head (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  11. 11. Thinker vs. Feeler F E E L E R Feelers make decisions based on their personal values and how they feel about the choices. • People-oriented and subjective • Friendly; help others • Sensitive empathetic, diplomat ic • Seek harmony; avoid conflicts • Motivated by appreciation • Decide with their hearts (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  12. 12. Which way of making decisions is most natural? Thinkers are DETACHED: Objectively analyze problems Systematically and logically form conclusions Feelers are ATTACHED: Subjectively analyze problems using personal values Globally and emotionally form conclusions (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  13. 13. Judger vs. Perceiver J U D G E R Judgers prefer a structured and fairly predictable environment to settle things. • Structured and organized • Punctual – pay attention to time • Plan ahead • Take responsibilities seriously • Work first, play later • Prefer schedules and rules (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  14. 14. Judger vs. Perceiver P E R C E I V E R Perceivers prefer to experience the world, so they keep their options open and are comfortable adapting. • Flexible, curious, o pen-minded • Less aware of time – often late • Like freedom and spontaneity • Procrastinate - end up in a frenzy • Play first, work later • Question the need for rules (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  15. 15. What’s your "action orientation" towards the outside world? Judgers approach the outside world with a plan: • Organize surroundings • Always prepared • Work towards closure and completion Perceivers approach the outside world as it comes: • Adopting and adapting to surroundings • On-the-go attitude • Receptive to new opportunities and changing plans (Sources: Engleberg, Reinhold, Tieger)
  16. 16. Conclusion Thousands of companies use the MBTI assessment in the workplace for many reasons: • Easy-to-use instrument • Produces insightful reports about employees • Helps determine if someone fits the job • Free compared to professional evaluations • Meets commonly accepted psychometric reliability standards (Sources: Reinhold, Tieger)
  17. 17. How to find your MBTI personality type: Take the test! (See handout for instructions) THE END
  18. 18. Works Cited Engleberg, Isa N., and Dianna Wynn. "Understanding Relationships." Think Communication. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2011. 132 - 135. Print. Hamilton, Diane. "Introverts and Extroverts: Which Type Prefers Social Networking? « Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog." Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog. Word Press, 09 Oct. 2010. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. < and-extroverts-which-type-prefers-social-networking/>. Reinhold, Ross. "Myers Briggs Test | MBTI Personality Types." Myers Briggs MBTI Personality Types | Personality Pathways. Personality Pathways, 12 Dec. 2006. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <>. Tieger, Paul. "Take Our Free Assessment." Welcome to Personality Type! Personality Types, 19 Mar. 2009. Web. 04 Dec. 2011. <>.