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Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


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Its a type of a personality test used in corporates to know about the personality of candidates as well as employees. :)

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  2. 2. THE MBTI IS A self report instrument Non judgmental An indicator of preferences Well researched Rich in theory Professionally interpreted Used internationally A way to sort, not to measure
  3. 3. HISTORY OF MBTI Based on Swiss psychologist Carl G Jung’stype theory (1920s) Behaviour is individual and predictable Developed by Katherine Briggs (mother)and Isabel Myers (daughter) 1940s The most widely used personality indicatorin the world Approximately 1 to 3 million people areadministered by MBTI each year
  4. 4. THE MBTI DOES NOT MEASURE IQ Psychiatric disturbances Emotions Trauma Stress Learning Normalcy Maturity Illness Affluence
  5. 5. ASSUMPTIONS OF TYPE THEORY Preferences are inborn We use both poles at different times, but notwith equal confidence All of the types are equally valuable
  6. 6. PREFERENCE SCALESExtraversion -------------- IntroversionSensing -------------- iNtuitionThinking -------------- FeelingJudging -------------- Perception
  7. 7.  Extravert :-action oriented Introvert :-contemplative Sensing :-pragmatic Intuition :-visionary Thinking :-logical Feeling :-compassionate Judging :-planful Perceiving :-adaptable
  8. 8. E-I DICHOTOMYEXTRAVERSION INTROVERSION Attention focused outward:people, things, action Using trial and errors withconfidence Relaxed and confident Scanning the environmentfor stimulation Seeks variety and action Wants to be with others Live it, then understand it Attention focused inward:concepts, ideas, feelings Considering deeplybefore acting Reserved andquestioning Probing inwardly forstimulation Seeks quiet forconcentration Wants time to be alone Understand it before, liveit
  9. 9. S-N DICHOTOMYSENSING INTUITION Perceiving with the 5 senses Reliance on experience andactual data Practical In touch with physical realities Attending to the presentmoment Live life as it is Prefer using learned skills Pay attention to details Make few factual errors Perceiving with memory andassociation (6th sense) Seeing patterns andmeanings Innovation Seeing possibilities Future achivement Projecting possibilities forthe future Change, rearrange life Prefers adding new skills Look at big picture Identifies complex pattern
  10. 10. T-F DICHOTOMYTHINKING FEELING Decision based on thelogic of the situation Uses cause and effectreasoning Strive for an objectivestandard of truth Can be tough-minded Fair- want everyonetreated equally Decisions based onimpact on people Guided by personalvalues Strive for harmony andpositive interaction May appear tenderhearted Fair-want everyonetreated as an individual
  11. 11. J-P DICHOTOMYJUDGING PERCEIVING Focuses on completingtask Deciding and planning Organizing andscheduling Controlling and regulating Goal oriented Wanting closure evenwhen data are incomplete Wants only the essentialsof the job Focuses on startingtask Taking in information Adapting and changing Curious and interested Open minded Resisting closure inorder to obtain moredata Wants to find out aboutthe job
  12. 12. TYPE TABLE
  13. 13. ADVANTAGES OF MBTI Self awareness for better self-management Identification of behaviour trends thathave positive outcomes Identification of behaviour trends thathave less desirable outcomes Link trends with other data points toclarify personal or professionaldevelopmental opportunities
  14. 14. DISADVANTAGES OF MBTI Trying to predict others behaviour Trying to estimate another individual type(eg. You must be an extravert because youare so gregarious) Assuming that how a preference plays foryou is exactly how it would play out forsomeone else Justifying behavior (eg. Declaring that theindividual must be P because he is alwayslate)
  15. 15. THANK YOU