Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Do you want to gain a better understanding of how you think, make choices and connect with others? Check out the MBTI.

The MBTI describes your preferences for interacting with others, gathering information, making decisions and organizing your life. Its not a “test” so there are no right or wrong answers, instead the MBTI shines a light on the often unconscious factors that guide your day-to-day interactions. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help you make more effective business, relationship and personal decisions.

How the MBTI works:

When taking the MBTI you will answer a series of questions about how you would prefer to handle or engage with different scenarios. From your answers, the MBTI looks at eight personality preferences you could use at different times in your daily life. These eight preferences are organized into four opposing scales. Depending on your preferences, you will end up with a four letter code such as ENPF that will give you insight on how you prefer to function in the world. Altogether, there are 16 different personality types, which are shown in the type table below. Each type has its own set of preferred behaviours and personalities, along with their own strengths and challenges. Your individualized report with give you information on how to make your strengths even stronger and make your challenges work for you.

The MBTI will show you:

  • Where you get your sources of energy? – Extroversion (E) vs Introversion (I)
  • What ways you prefer to gather information about the world around you? – Sensing(S) vs Intuition(N)
  • How you make your decisions? – Thinking (T) vs Feeling (F)
  • How you relate to the external world? – Judgment (J) vs Perception (P)

Benefits of the MBTI and knowing your “type”:

  • Greater understanding of yourself and others
  • Improved communication skills
  • Ability to understand and reduce conflict
  • Increased ability to manage change and reduce stress
  • Improved time management
  • Knowledge of your personal and work style and its strengths and development areas
  • Identifying the jobs and tasks that give you satisfaction
  • Combined interpretive report available with the Strong Interest Inventory or the TKI