Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Chapter Overview Lesson 1: Aptitudes and Orientations Lesson 2: Career Paths Lesson 3: Educational Paths
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Lesson Overview Personality types of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) What the MBTI says about leadership styles and work environments Career paths based on your MBTI personality type
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Quick Write How would you describe your personality: – How do you think? – How do you interact with other people? – How do you solve problems? – What kind of leader are you? How might an understanding of your personality type help you make a good career choice–in the Air Force, the military, or elsewhere?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Personality Types of the MBTI Have you ever wanted to learn more about your personality and better understand how it affects your life? Educators and professionals use the MBTI The MBTI –identifies personality preferences –matches you with good career choices
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 What Are Personality Preferences? Ways you like to think and behave –Define what makes you unique –Most people are either right-handed or left-handed –They have a preference to use one hand over the other— what’s your preference? You have many facets to your personality –You use them all, but you have a natural inclination for certain ways of thinking and behaving –They’re part of what makes you “YOU”
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Advantages of Knowing Your Personality Type Understand how you learn best Gain insight into your leadership style Enhance your career choices Engineering Medicine Public Affairs Photo courtesy of Comstock Images
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Four Basic Questions of the MBTI 1.Where do you prefer to direct your energy? 2.How do you prefer to process information? 3.How do you prefer to make decisions? 4.How do you prefer to organize you life?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Directing Your Energy Extraversion versus Introversion Extraverted people: Act first and think later Feel deprived if cut off from interaction with the outside world Are open to and motivated by people and things Have a wide variety of friends from different backgrounds
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Directing Your Energy Extraversion versus Introversion Introverted people: Think before acting Periodically need some “private time” to think things through Are motivated by internal, rather than external, factors Prefer one-on-one communication and relationships
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Processing Information Intuition versus Sensing Sensing people: Pay more attention to the present than to the future Use common sense to create practical solutions Are able to recall facts and events in detail Make decisions on the basis of experience Like clear and concrete information; dislike having to guess
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Processing Information Intuition versus Sensing Intuitive people: Spend more time than most people thinking about the future Are imaginative and like to create new possibilities Find it easy to see patterns and connections Make decisions on the basis of theoretical understanding Are comfortable with uncertainty and with having to guess
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Making Decisions Thinking versus Feeling Thinking people: Search for fact and use logic when they must make a decision Notice tasks and work to be accomplished Find it easy to provide an objective analysis Accept conflict as a natural part of life
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Making Decisions Thinking versus Feeling Feeling people: Rely on personal feeling rather than on rules Are sensitive to people’s needs and reactions Are consensus builders; try to find common ground Are upset by conflict
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Organizing Your Life Judgment versus Perception People who prefer judgment : Plan as many details as possible before acting Are task oriented; prefer to complete one part of a project before moving on Use targets, dates, and routines to manage their lives
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Organizing Your Life Judgment versus Perception People who prefer perception: Are comfortable acting without a plan or planning “on the go” Like to do many things at once; to mix work and play Work best when deadlines are close Avoid making commitment that interfere with flexibility, freedom, and variety
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Connect MBTI to Reality In the table on the previous slide: Which letter combination describes you best? – Maybe it’s ENFP or INTP – Look at the leadership styles and work environment that would be best for you – Do you agree or disagree? Which describes you least?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Career Paths Each of the 16 personality types tends to be attracted to certain careers Study Table 2.2 in your text to see what kind of career matches your MBTI type Do any of the ones listed interest you? Journalist courtesy of Photos.com Journalism Graphic courtesy of Clipart.com
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Remember... There’s no guarantee that these careers are appropriate for you Know what is important to you The MBTI is a tool to help you do that Once you understand what you truly value, you can pick a rewarding career! Photo courtesy of Cliparrt.com
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Keep in Mind You may face lots of pressure from family, friends, and others about your career choice Most people pursue several careers in a lifetime Photos and graphics courtesy of Clipart.com
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Review The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is used to determine personality preferences: –Extraversion versus Introversion –Sensing versus Intuition –Thinking versus Feeling –Judging versus Perceiving
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Review MBTI makes connections between personality types and good career choices It helps you understand leadership styles and work environments
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Summary Personality types of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) What the MBTI says about leadership styles and work environments Career paths based on your MBTI personality type
Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Next Today we’ve learned about the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Next we’ll learn about pursuing a technically oriented career path Photo courtesy of Clipart.com