Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Psychological type is an explanation of human personality developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung (1875-1961). Jung observed that human behavior is not random, but instead follows identifiable patterns that develop from the structure of the human mind. MBTI is the most researched and accurate personality type assessment in the market and it is used worldwide. The MBTI® instrument determines preferences on four dichotomies:
Extraversion–Introversion (our source of energy)
Sensing–Intuition (how we take in information)
Thinking–Feeling (how we prefer to make decisions)
Judging–Perceiving (how we structure our lifestyle)
Combinations of these preferences result in 16 distinct personality types. Understanding characteristics unique to each personality type provides insight on how they influence an individual’s way of communicating and interacting with others. The inventory is a key to both understanding the differences among types and improving communication in business and personal relationships. The MBTI instrument helps people transform themselves by giving them a powerful tool for improving how they communicate, learn, and work.
Executive Committees and management teams will find that MBTI can be a very valuable tool in assisting them to:
Open up channels of communication, value and appreciate differences, increase self-awareness, build bridges, understand the team dynamics, tap into the natural talents of the team members, find ways to become more productive, find better ways to handle conflict, build a stronger team, maximize their team’s diversity and understand how you function in a group setting.