MBTI – The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
This original tool based upon C G Jung’s work. Although, it was originally developed in the last century, its functionality appeals to the modern world. This tool was arguably one of the first tools to dispel the notion that variations in a person’s behaviour were random and unpredictable. A person’s behaviour was very predictable and consistent with their perceptions and judgements of the world around them.
“Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgement involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.”
What is this tool?
Online questionnaires are completed and reports produced detailing which of the 16 personality types is most like you. These 16 types are drawn from 4 scales of preferences detailed below:
- How you experience the world and recharge your batteries – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
- How you perceive and react to Information – Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
- How you make decisions – Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
- How you structure and organise yourself – Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
Why and when the MBTI is used?
We use the MBTI when it is specifically requested by our clients. We use it for one to one coaching and where the organisation has a history of using the tool for other parts of their organisation.
How is it applied?
Administered on-line reports are generated for insertion into one to one coaching engagements or as requested by our clients.