The most widely used personality inventory in the world, the MBTI® instrument provides an accurate picture of a person’s personality type. The MBTI® instrument determines preferences on four scales:
- Extraversion–Introversion: Describes where people prefer to focus their attention and get their energy—from the outer world of people and activity or their inner world of ideas and experiences
- Sensing–Intuition: Describes how people prefer to take in information—focused on what is real and actual or on patterns and meanings in data
- Thinking–Feeling: Describes how people prefer to make decisions—based on logical analysis or guided by concern for their impact on others
- Judging–Perceiving: Describes how people prefer to deal with the outer world—in a planned orderly way, or in a flexible spontaneous way
Combinations of these preferences result in 16 distinct personality types. Understanding characteristics unique to each personality type provides insight on how they influence an individual’s way of communicating and interacting with others. Each program starts with the MBTI® assessment and profiling tool being used to give people insight into themselves and others. It is used to help promote personal and professional growth. And it is used as a means to help you understand and appreciate the people on your team so you can work more effectively together.
An assessment and profiling tool by itself provides information. But combine it with a workshop and you will develop the knowledge and skills to turn an average team into a high performing one.
Overview of Program Goals and Objectives
- Taking and scoring of MBTI® profile
- Discussion of MBTI® personality types and review of individual results
- Presentation of the four scales: Attendees actively participate in a series of 4 experiential activities, one for each of the four scales. Participation in these in-depth activities allows for a deeper understanding of how people:
- Problem solve
- Make decisions
- Are motivated
- Action Planning: Transfer of learning back to the workplace setting.