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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Goals for this workshop:  History of MBTI  Review your MBTI Results  Complete “My Best Fit Worksheet”  verify.

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2 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

3 Goals for this workshop:  History of MBTI  Review your MBTI Results  Complete “My Best Fit Worksheet”  verify your true type  Review personality type handouts  provide career options chosen by your type

4 Understanding MBTI…. You can and should have a career you love The secret to loving your work…. do what you naturally enjoy most

5 Understanding MBTI…. To find out what work you would love, you need to know yourself One way of know yourself is through personality assessments MBTI Personality Dimensions

6 History of MBTI…  one of the most widely used self-report inventories  based upon Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s ( ) notion of psychological types  He believed that differences between people are not random, instead they form patterns – types  The MBTI was first developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs in 1943

7 Why do we use it? - Knowing your preferences could enable you to find satisfaction in your career and better understand other people

8 Psychological Type…  Is NOT about skills, intelligence, abilities, or expertise  Does NOT tell you what you should or can do… ….and what you shouldn't or can’t do  People are influenced by more than their ‘Type’  environment  culture  education and training  interests and motivations

9 Activity # 1

10 The MBTI Connection Your PREFERRED hand Feels natural, you didn’t think about it, it was effortless, looks neat and legible Your NONPREFERRED hand Feels unnatural, had to concentrate, was awkward, looks childlike

11 The MBTI Measures your preferences on four different scales

12 Extraversion How do you prefer to direct and get energy? Introversion Sensing How do you prefer to take in information? INtuition Thinking How do you prefer to make decisions? Feeling Judging How do you prefer to live your life everyday? Perceiving

13 There is no right or wrong to MBTI results Each preference and type identifies valuable human behaviours

14 Verifying Your Results Using the sheet My “Best Fit” Worksheet, fill in your preferences after we discuss each of the scales

15 Please keep in mind… While both kinds of preferences are necessary and used by all people, each of us instinctively tends to favor one over the other

16 Extrovert / Introvert Where do you get your energy from?

17 Extrovert / Introvert Direct energy mostly to the people and things in the “outside world” Work out ideas by talking them through Direct energy mostly to the ideas in their minds Work out ideas by reflecting on them

18 Extrovert / Introvert Find that they are easily distracted by what is going on around them May like to be involved in many activities Find that they can concentrate for long periods of time May like to focus on one activity in depth and dislike interruptions

19 Extrovert / Introvert When at work… prefer lots of people contact out-of-office activities variety in their tasks At parties… Tend to stay late increasing amounts of energy When at work… prefer working alone one-to-one people contact continuity and concentration At parties… tend to leave early decreased energy

20 Extrovert / Introvert Learn best through doing or discussing Have broad interests Readily take initiative in work and relationships Learn best by reflection, mental ‘practice’ Focus in depth on their interests Take initiative when the situation or issue is very important to them

21 Extrovert / Introvert Are ENERGIZED by lots of action, people and things Acts first, thinks later Lots of action, people and things DRAINS their energy Thinks first, acts later

22 Which one would you say you prefer? E or I? Write it on your sheet

23 Sensing / INtuition How do you prefer to take in information?

24 Sensing / INtuition Activity #2 (picture)

25 Sensing / INtuition Are often seen as.. realistic Practical good at grasping facts and details Are often seen as… imaginative Insightful good at grasping the big picture

26 Sensing / INtuition Focus more on the present Often patient and careful with precise work and routine, want to master a skill Focus more on the future Often patient in projects with many intangibles and possibilities, enjoy new ways of doing things

27 Sensing / INtuition Factual and concrete Observe and remember specifics Trust experience Imaginative and verbally creative Remember specifics when they relate to a pattern Trust inspiration

28 Which one would you say you prefer? S or N? Write it on your sheet

29 Thinking / Feeling How do you prefer to make decisions?

30 Thinking / Feeling Prefer to understand experience through logical thinking Analytical Prefer to understand experience in the context of human relationships Empathetic

31 Thinking / Feeling Use cause-and-effect reasoning Solve problems with logic Reasonable Guided by personal values Assess impacts of decisions on people Compassionate

32 Thinking / Feeling Seek… objective truth fairness regardless of effects may be seen as firm Seek… harmony cooperation sometimes ignoring the consequences may be seen as warm and understanding

33 Thinking / Feeling Can be “tough-minded” Fair – want everyone treated equally Decides with the head May appear “tenderhearted” Fair – wants everyone treated as an individual Decides with the heart

34 Which one would you say you prefer? T or F? Write it on your sheet

35 Judging / Perceiving How do you prefer to live everyday life?

36 Judging / Perceiving Value order, structure, predictability Like the completion of a task (check it off the list) Value spontaneity and the challenge of dealing with the unexpected Don’t want to rush closure

37 Judging / Perceiving Finish tasks… well before a deadline check it off the list Finish tasks… at the deadline have a last-minute rush of adrenaline to complete the task

38 Judging / Perceiving Organize their lives Systematic Methodical Make short and long- term plans Flexible Casual Open-ended Adapt, change course easily

39 Judging / Perceiving Likes to have things decided Try to avoid last minute stresses Like things loose and open to change Feel energized by last- minute pressures

40 Which one would you say you prefer? J or P? Write it on your sheet

41 MBTI Card Game Clear off a space in front of you Keep the worksheet out You will fill in each space in the “card game” line

42 TypeFocus You will now receive your results from the TypeFocus assessment that you took during your intake session Write the four letters on your sheet Are they different?

43 MBTI Results Now you will get the results of your MBTI assessment It may be the same or different from what you have on your worksheet

44 MBTI Results Take a moment find and read your preference type (s) on the back of the results sheets Complete the My ‘Best Fit’ section of the worksheet once you have verified your decision

45 Thinking / Feeling Activity #3 (Who stays, Who goes?)

46 Judging / Perceiving Activity #4 (Plan a Trip)

47 PREFERENCES AND CAREERS EXTRAVERTS Are attracted to careers… where action and interaction are important business sales / marketing personal services food services public relations government INTROVERTS Are attracted to career… where ideas are important college teaching science research library work computers mechanical work electronics engineering

48 SENSING Are attracted to careers… where production, management of a business or service is important Construction office details and accounting patient care police and military similar hands-on activities to solve immediate problems INTUITIVE Are attracted to careers… where communication or theory are important Counselling Journalism Teaching writing and art Religion Science Research law long-range planning in business or policy development

49 THINKING Attracted to careers… skilled trades and crafts science and technology computers production management law police criminal justice work FEELING Attracted to careers… teaching health care clerical and office work personal and human services communication entertainment counselling ministry

50 JUDGING Attracted to work settings… where plans, system, order, and deadlines are important tasks where they can assume responsibility PERCEIVING Attracted to work settings… where change, flexibility and innovation are important tasks where they can work independently

51 MBTI and Careers Supplemental information provided… About your preference type Possible career occupations Highlight occupations to research

52 Questions? Comments? Concerns? Thank you!

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