Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Why personality type matters
It can be hard at times to fathom why some people you work with see things differently, and often handle situations quite differently, to how you do.
Everyone has different preferences, motivations, communication styles and ways of making decisions.
Understanding your personality type, and those of your work colleagues, can make a significant difference to how you communicate, learn, and work with others.
How to assess personality type
The most widely used personality assessment tool in the world is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths, and preferences. MBTI was developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers and is based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung.
The goal of the MBTI® is to allow respondents to understand their own personalities including their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, possible career preferences, and compatibility with other people.
What are the personality types?
The instrument explores four different dichotomies, and the answers given will determine which of 16 possible personality types most accurately describe a person’s preferences. After taking the MBTI® your profile will indicate a preference across the dichotomies that result in a 4-letter type, such as ENFJ.
What is MBTI testing and assessment used for?
MBTI® is a good tool for building greater self-awareness and understanding of the impact of your preferences on others.
We often use MBTI® as a basis for effective team building activities, as we’ve found that it encourages better communication and understanding within the workplace. The instrument can also be used for internal learning and development programs, and personal development focus.
Clariti has MBTI certification, and can administer MBTI Step I™ and Step II™ assessments within your business for applications such as:
- Leadership Development
- Executive Coaching
- Team Development
- Organisational Change
- Talent Retention
- Conflict Management
- Change Management
- Career Exploration