“The purpose of learning about type is to help you understand yourself better and to enhance your relationships with others.”
—Isabel Briggs Myers
The purpose of the (MBTI®) instrument is to make the theory of psychological types described by Carl G. Jung understandable and applicable. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in people’s behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the way individuals prefer to:
• Get energized
• Take in information
• Make decisions, and
• Approach life.
These preferences are innate and hard-wired, in much the same way that you are born with a preference for either right- or left-handedness.
When combined, your preferences form one of 16 unique personality types, each with its own strengths and challenges. No type is inherently better or worse than any others. By understanding your type, and the type preferences of those around you, you gain powerful insights into maximizing your own effectiveness and your ability to work with others.
- Increase awareness of decision making and communication
- Gain insights into emotional intelligence
- Be able to influence others by better understanding their needs
- Understand how you change under stress or when dealing with difficult people.
The MBTI tool is great for:
• Increasing self-awareness. Self-awareness alone is a compelling predictor of success at work and accounts for one third of job performance. Awareness of your unique personality profile is an essential starting point.
• Understanding individual differences. Social awareness is the key to working well with others and the MBTI instrument helps people understand the differences in how people work and interact.
• Become a better communicator. The key to talking to people so they will listen is to understand how they want to hear you. Using the MBTI instrument to guide your communication makes you a better leader, better manager, better team player and even a better parent.
Using these powerful insights we can discover how each person’s unique personality type contributes to team performance. Plus, we can learn new ways to increase collaboration and improve relationships, productivity, and efficiency at work and at home by considering all points of view.
MBTI has been used for more than 50 years and is available in 15 different languages.