Presentation on theme: "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop"— Presentation transcript:
1 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop Shannon FloerFahey Floer Consulting Group
2 Jung’s TheoryCarl Jung, a Swiss psychologist and founder of Analytical Psychology, believed that preferences are innate—“inborn predispositions.”He also recognized that our innate preferencesinteract with and are shaped by environmentalinfluences:FamilyCountryEducationand many othersJung believed that our preferences do notchange—they stay the same over our lifetime.
3 “Inborn Predispositions” Activity To illustrate Jung’s:1.2.
4 MBTI InstrumentDeveloped by Katharine C. Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs MyersKatharine became interested in personality type after reading Jung’s book Psychological Types inMBTI today:Most Fortune 100 companiesMore than 2 million people worldwide each yearTranslated into 30+ languagesUsed in 70+ different countriesTested for validity and reliability
5 About the MBTI® Instrument An indicator—not a testLooks only at normal behaviorForced-choice questionsNo right or wrong answersType (inborn disposition) not trait (quantity)No good or bad typeYour results are confidential
8 Extraversion or Introversion Introduction to Type® and Change, pp. 4–5
9 Extraversion Introversion Are attracted to the inner world of thoughts, feelings, and reflectionsAre usually very aware of their inner reactionsPrefer to interact with people they knowAre often quiet in meetings and seem uninvolvedAre often reserved and harder to get to knowMay not be as aware of the outer world around themNeed time to gather their thoughts before speakingReflect and think before (possibly) actingWant to know you before self-disclosingBecome drained and tired interacting with people (particularly strangers)Give depth to lifeCan seem withdrawn and secretive to ExtravertsNeed Extraversion for balanceAre attracted to the outer world of people and eventsAre aware of who and what is around themEnjoy meeting and talking with new peopleAre friendly, often verbally skilled, and easy to knowTend to speak out easily and often at meetingsMay not be as aware of what is going on inside themselvesOften need to talk out their thoughtsSometimes speak before thinking about consequences of what they are sayingGain energy by interacting with peopleAre the social connectorsCan seem overbearing to introvertsNeed Introversion for balance
10 Self-AssessmentGiven the choice, which do you prefer: Extraversion or Introversion? How clear are you about your preference??VeryClearFairlyClearSlightSlightFairlyClearVeryClear
12 Sensing INtuition See and collect facts and details Are practical and realisticStart at the beginning and take one step at a timeAre specific and literal when speaking, writing, and listeningLive in the present, dealing with the here and nowPrefer reality to fantasyLike to work with the parts to see the overall designLike set procedures, established routinesPrefer practical, concrete problems and dislike theoretical or abstract problemsCan seem materialistic and too literal to Intuitive typesNeed Intuition for balanceSee patterns, possibilities, connections, and meanings in informationAre conceptual and abstractStart anywhere and may leap over basic stepsSpeak and write in general, metaphorical termsLive in the future—the possibilitiesPrefer imagination and ingenuity to realityStudy the overall design to see how the parts fitThrive on change, new ideas, and varietyPrefer imaginative new solutions to problems and become impatient with detailsCan seem impractical dreamers to Sensing typesNeed Sensing for balance
13 Self-AssessmentGiven the choice, which do you prefer: Sensing or Intuition? How clear are you about your preference??VeryClearFairlyClearSlightSlightFairlyClearVeryClear
14 Thinking or FeelingTs tend to notice flaws more easily, easier to critique and will follow a set of principles for decision making. Fs tend to come from an appreciative process first, look at the relationships, consider the harmony of the situation
15 Thinking Feeling Use their personal values to understand the situation Focus on the values of the group or organizationAre good at understanding people and their viewpointsConcentrate on relationships and harmonyMay overlook logical consequences of individual decisionsTake an immediate and personal view of situationsLike to show appreciation and caring for othersHave difficulty telling people unpleasant thingsBelieve fairness means treating each individual as a whole personMay seem overly emotional and irrational to Thinking typesNeed Thinking for balanceUse logic to analyze the problem, assess pros and consFocus on the facts and the principlesAre good at analyzing a situationFocus on problems and tasks—not relationshipsMay not include the impacts on people or people’s emotions in their decision makingTake a long-term view, seeing things as an onlookerAre good at spotting flaws and inconsistencies and stating them clearlyWhen required, can reprimand or fire peopleBelieve fairness, justice, and equitability are very importantMay seem cold and detached to Feeling typesNeed Feeling for balance
16 Self-AssessmentGiven the choice, which do you prefer: Thinking or Feeling? How clear are you about your preference??VeryClearFairlyClearSlightSlightFairlyClearVeryClear
18 JudgingPerceivingLike to respond resourcefully to changing situationsLike to leave things open, gather more informationLike environments that are flexible; dislike rules and limitsMay not like making decisions, even when pressedTend to think there is plenty of time to do thingsOften have to rush to complete things at the last minuteWant to explore all the options before decidingMay start too many projects and have difficulty finishing themMay have trouble making decisions, or have no planMay spontaneously change plansMay seem disorganized and irresponsible to Judging typesNeed Judging for balanceLike to make plans and follow themLike to get things settled and finishedLike environments with structure and clear limitsEnjoy being decisive and organizing othersHandle deadlines and time limits comfortablyPlan ahead to avoidLike rapidly getting to the bottom line and decidingDislike being interrupted on a project, even for a more urgent oneMay make decisions too quickly, or cling to a planMay not notice new things that need to be doneMay seem rigid, demanding and inflexible to Perceiving typesNeed Perceiving for balancelast-minute rushes
19 Self-AssessmentGiven the choice, which do you prefer: Judging or Perceiving? How clear are you about your preference??VeryClearFairlyClearSlightSlightFairlyClearVeryClear
20 What’s your self-estimate type? ______ _______ _______ ______What’s your verified type (online inventory)?What’s your best fit type?
22 Expectations 2/3–3/4 of any group will agree with their reported type. They will report general agreement with the Introduction to Type® profile.When people disagree, it’s usually on one preference—and often one on which they had a “slight” result.
23 Reviewing your Results 1)Take a moment to read more about your best fit type. 2) If you are unsure, look at the types close to yours and read more. 3) Your facilitator can also help you by asking scenario questions.
24 At the end of the day MBTI The intent is appreciation of self and othersProvides one of many frameworks to become more self-awareOffers insights in building an effective teamRemember type can be masked-situational factors, stress, developmental stagesThere can be a wide variation between types (the other 1/3 of factors such as environment)You have an option and choice to use what’s appropriate for the situationDon’t blame your type, use it wisely and ethically