Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The world’s most popular personality measures.

What are the strengths of your personality type – and how can you use those abilities to become even more effective in your leadership, communication and daily interaction with others?

Gain insight and discover new strategies by using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) to boost the effectiveness of your leadership and interpersonal approach. You will also examine critical elements such as communication style, work style, “blind-spots”, decision-making patterns, and stressors, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses as both a leader and a team member.

A powerful and accurate indicator of personality type used for individual, group and organizational development.

What it measures:

Last year, two million people gained valuable insight about themselves and the people they interact with daily by taking the MBTI® instrument. The MBTI® describes an individual’s preferences on four dimensions; Extraverted vs. Introverted, Sensing vs. Intuitive, Thinking vs. Feeling, Judging vs. Perceiving.

Applications:

Individual Development – Identifying leadership style, developing managerial potential, time and stress management, and executive coaching

Team Building and Team Development – Improving communication, enhancing team problem solving, valuing diversity and resolving conflict

Organizational Change – Understanding and dealing with responses to rapid change, understanding team and corporate conflict

Improving Communication – Developing selling and influencing skills

Education and Career Counselling – Identifying learning styles and motivations, improving teaching and training methods, and providing career guidance

Relationship Counselling – Improving the quality of relationships and interactions

 

Benefits:
  • It is easy to use, score and explain
  • It is short and quick to complete
  • Clients enjoy it and find the results helpful
  • It works (there is extensive validity evidence)
  • It was revised and updated in 1999, increasing its accuracy, ease of use and validity
  • It provides a powerful conceptual framework, allowing practitioners to deepen their knowledge and apply it to many different situations
  • It promotes a constructive approach to the differences between individuals
  • It is widely used, so there is plenty of comparative data available
  • There is a large body of associated resource materials: books, booklets, manuals, videos and workshop materials.