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Myers Briggs Type Indicator
| To explain the various facets of personality as seen by the Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) test.
| The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behaviour is actually quite orderly and consistent. .History | Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung developed a theory early in the 20th century to describe basic individual preferences and explain similarities and differences between people. being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
| Jung¶s theory important but inaccessible to the general population.Evolution of MBTI. G. | Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs (mother-daughter team) expanded on Jung¶s work by developing an instrument to make the theory of psychological types described by C. Jung understandable and useful in people¶s lives and to help them identify their preferences .
which are then combined into one Type | A dichotomy divides items into 2 groups where there is no continuum or value implied .Structure of the MBTI | The MBTI instrument uses four dichotomies to identify preferences.
Uses of MBTI | Foster trust and build mutual support | Career development and exploration | Organization development | Team building | Management and leadership training | Problem solving | Relationship counselling | Education and curriculum development | Academic counselling | Diversity and multicultural training .
THE FOUR FACETS OF PERSONALITY | Extraversion or Introversion | Sensing or Intuition | Thinking or Feeling | Judging or Perceiving .
EXTROVERT OR INTROVERT how you get your energy & where do you focus attention .
SENSOR OR INTUITIVE how you take in information | Sensors: | Focus on Facts | Notice Details | Use five senses | Intuitives: | Focus on meanings | Notice patterns | Use intuition Three inches tall White Made of Styrofoam Bad for Planet Flimsy when hot Reminds me of times« .
THINKER OR FEELER how you make decisions .
JUDGER OR PERCEIVER How you organize your life Or How you orientate yourself in the world .
WHAT¶S YOUR TYPE put it all together EXTROVERT OR INTROVERT SENSOR OR INTUITIVE THINKER OR FEELER JUDGER OR PERCEIVER .
ISTP INTP ENFJ INFP ESTP ESFP ISFJ ESFJ ESTJ ENTJ INTJ ENFP ENTP INFJ ISTJ ISFP .
Practical. and responsible. . their life. Value traditions and loyalty.ISTJ | Quiet. earn success by thoroughness and dependability. regardless of distractions. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily. matter-of-fact. realistic. serious. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized ± their work. their home.
and accurate. considerate. friendly. responsible. Loyal.ISFJ | Quiet. notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them. . Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. and conscientious. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home. Thorough. painstaking. concerned with how others feel.
. and material possessions. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision. relationships.INFJ | Seek meaning and connection in ideas. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others.
. When committed. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives.INTJ | Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Skeptical and independent. organize a job and carry it through. have high standards of competence and performance ± for themselves and others.
ISTP | Tolerant and flexible. Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems. Interested in cause and effect. . quiet observers until a problem appears. organize facts using logical principles. then act quickly to find workable solutions. value efficiency.
and kind. do not force their opinions or values on others. sensitive. Dislike disagreements and conflicts. what¶s going on around them. Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame. .ISFP | Quiet. Loyal and committed to their values and to people who are important to them. Enjoy the present moment. friendly.
Skeptical. Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. contained. flexible. and adaptable. always analytical.INTP | Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. sometimes critical. . Theoretical and abstract. Quiet. interested more in ideas than in social interaction.
they take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results. spontaneous.ESTP | Flexible and tolerant. Learn best through doing. Theories and conceptual explanations bore them ± they want to act energetically to solve the problem. Focus on the here-and-now. enjoy each moment that they can be active with others. . Enjoy material comforts and style.
Exuberant lovers of life. people. adapt readily to new people and environments. and make work fun. Enjoy working with others to make things happen. Flexible and spontaneous. and accepting. and material comforts. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work. friendly.ESFP | Outgoing. . Learn best by trying a new skill with other people.
often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.ENFP | Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. Make connections between events and information very quickly. and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. and readily give appreciation and support. See life as full of possibilities. Spontaneous and flexible. Want a lot of affirmation from others. .
Bored by routine. stimulating. will seldom do the same thing the same way. .ENTP | Quick. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. apt to turn to one new interest after another. alert. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Good at reading other people. ingenious. and outspoken.
quickly move to implement decisions. focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible.ESTJ | Practical. . Have a clear set of logical standards. Organize projects and people to get things done. Take care of routine details. systematically follow them and want others to also. Decisive. Forceful in implementing their plans. realistic. matter-of-fact.
ESFJ | Warmhearted. Notice what others need in their dayby-day lives and try to provide it. follow through even in small matters. work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute. and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment. Loyal. . conscientious.
needs. and responsible. responsive. Sociable. empathetic. and provide inspiring leadership. and motivations of others. .ENFJ | Warm. Loyal. facilitate others in a group. Find potential in everyone. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. responsive to praise and criticism. Highly attuned to the emotions. want to help others fulfill their potential.
Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Forceful in presenting their ideas . well read. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies. decisive.ENTJ | Frank. Usually well informed. enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. assume leadership readily.
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