The Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) is a personality inventory that can lead you to self-discovery and improved interpersonal relationships.
Who Does the MBTI Benefit?
- Inform your own decision making
- Identify and develop strengths and weaknesses
- Learn about your unique FLOW state
- Enable self-understanding and reduce stress
- Develop thinking skills
- Inform personal development plan
- Develop emotional intelligence
- Aid career development
- Assist communication strategies
- Support people through life transitions.
- Your team or staff
- Inform team decision making
- Provide managers with the understanding to give effective feedback
- Identify gaps in the team
- Avoid and resolve conflicts
- Discover how your team style works best with customers
- Work together more effectively
- Relate to each other with greater understanding
- Encourage true psychological diversity
- Develop leaders, managers, and teams
- Encourage team members to understand and appreciate different strengths
- Improve and change culture.
Learning more about yourself and your team improves work flow, productivity, job satisfaction, and has the potential to move the entire organization in a positive direction.
Cost: The Office of Human Resources provides the self-scoring assessment and the facilitator at no cost to you or your department.
A Peek into the MBTI
To give you a peek into the MBTI world, here’s a fun way to identify the variations of personality types. Consider the topic of rules. Can you find your personality type?
MBTI and Rules:
ENTJ: I make the rules.
ESTJ: I’ve written down the rules and made copies for everyone.
ESFJ: I’ve bent over backwards to fulfill all the rules.
ENFJ: Rules are great – they help us be better people.
INTJ: I’ve discovered all the inconsistencies with the rules and therefore consider them void.
INFJ: These rules are not benefiting me. I’m making up my own rules.
ISTJ: I’ve completed everything according to the rules.
ISFJ: These rules suck!!! *goes along with the rules*
ENFP: Oops! I didn’t realize there were rules!
ENTP: I’ve discovered these rules are not actually fulfilling their purpose, let me explain why.
ESFP: Is there a fine for breaking the rules? I’ll just pay that.
ESTP: Watch me break the rules!!!!!
INTP: I’ve figured out a way to bend each rule.
ISTP: These rules are important for others, and if I feel like it I might follow along.
ISFP: I’m breaking all the rules, but it’s okay because I don’t think anyone noticed.
INFP: Completely unaware that rules exist, worried about why everyone seems so stressed.
About the MBTI Facilitator
Marie-Clare Prisco, a qualified MBTI facilitator, has more than 10 years of experience using the MBTI to help foster self-awareness, collaborative problem-solving, and organizational excellence in a number of industries (manufacturing, health care, pharmaceutical, governmental, higher ed) in small group settings (project teams, staff members, and non-profit boards), large audiences, and one-on-one professional development coaching.