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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools. It’s simple, yet powerful, and introduces a common language for referring to and discussing personality preferences that play an essential role in our everyday life.

The MBTI assessment and its process of self-discovery gives you a framework for understanding yourself and appreciating differences in others. Understanding yourself and others provides a unique perspective and opens up possibilities—in your job, your relationships and your life.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment was designed to help you better understand what makes you tick, how you relate to others and how you can benefit from this knowledge in everyday life.

MBTI Personality Preferences

Through a series of questions, the MBTI assessment helps you identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality:

How do you direct and receive energy

— by focusing on the outside world, interacting with people and taking action, or by focusing on your inner world and reflecting on ideas, memories, and experiences?

How do you take in information

— by focusing on what you perceive using your five senses or by seeing the big picture and looking for relationships and patterns?

How do you decide and come to conclusions

— by logically analyzing the situation or by considering what’s important to the people involved?

How do you approach the outside world

— in a planned, orderly way or a more flexible, spontaneous way?

Your natural preferences in these four areas sort you into one of 16 distinct MBTI personality types.

Understanding these types gives you objective insight that you can use to enhance your professional and personal relationships, as well as your direction, focus, and choices.

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence Through Myers-Briggs® Type

Studies have shown emotional intelligence to be the single most important factor in high job performance, with links to leadership, happiness, team performance and problem solving. This half-day workshop enables participants to harness the power of Myers-Briggs type to perceive and respond to emotions more effectively. It helps them understand emotional intelligence and why it is important, identify its intrapersonal and interpersonal elements, and develop strategies for enhancing their own emotional intelligence. This cost-effective training solution will quickly deliver a positive ROI. This workshop is suitable for use with existing work teams or with groups of people who do not usually work together. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

The Four Myers-Briggs Preference Pairs

Extraversion

Gets energy from the outer world of people and experiences. Focuses energy and attention outwards in action.

or

Introversion

Gets energy from the inner world of reflections and thoughts. Focuses energy and attention inwards in reflection.

Sensing

Prefers real information coming from the five senses. Focuses on what is real.

or

iNtuition

Prefers information coming from associations. Focuses on possibilities and what might be.

Thinking

Steps out of situations to analize them dispassionately. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of objective logic.

or

Feeling

Steps into situations to weigh human values and motives. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of values.

Judging

Prefers to live life in a planned and organized manner. Enjoys coming to closure and making a decision.

or

Perceiving

Prefers to live life in a spontaneous and adaptable way. Enjoys keeping options open.

Improving Decision Making Using Myers-Briggs® Type to Understand Decision-Making Style

This half-day workshop is an introduction to decision making. This workshop helps individuals explore their decision-making style and develop more effective decision-making skills through a better understanding of the Myers-Briggs® preferences. Participants discover what can inhibit high-quality decision making, learn how personality preferences influence people’s decision-making style and develop strategies to make both individual and group decision making more successful. This workshop is suitable for use with existing work teams or with groups of people who do not usually work together. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

Communication is essential in building and maintaining relationships. The Compelling Conversations half-day workshop helps participants identify and understand their own and others’ communication styles based on MBTI type and practice their skills to communicate more effectively. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

The success of any organization depends on the effectiveness of its people, especially in teams. This one-day workshop delivers MBTI training to all types of teams throughout an organization. Workshop participants will learn how their personality preferences lead to differences in their work, communication, decision-making styles—and how they can “flex” those preferences to accommodate the styles of other team members—to capitalize on team strengths, address weaknesses and enhance overall performance. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

The success of any organization depends on the effectiveness of its people, especially in teams. This one-day workshop delivers MBTI training to all types of teams throughout an organization. Workshop participants will learn how their personality preferences lead to differences in their work, communication, decision-making styles—and how they can “flex” those preferences to accommodate the styles of other team members—to capitalize on team strengths, address weaknesses and enhance overall performance. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

In the workplace, individuals encounter stressors that can either undermine their performance or propel their success, depending on how they react to them. This one-day workshop delivers MBTI training to individuals throughout an organization, enabling them to recognize the circumstances or events that are likely to trigger stress reactions and providing information and tips, based on their MBTI preferences, on how to deal most effectively with the challenges they present. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

This one-day workshop delivers leader development training. Equip leaders with the knowledge and skills to recognize their leadership strengths and potential blind spots, identify and use five key type-related values that promote effective leadership and create a development plan for enhancing their leadership effectiveness using the principles of MBTI personality type. Participants in this workshop training must know their MBTI type, which they can obtain by taking either the Step I™ (Form M) or Step II™ (Form Q) assessment.

Workshop participants will become more familiar with the Myers-Briggs® framework and learn techniques for using MBTI preferences in managing and mentoring others. As part of this half-day training, participants will practice flexing their type style and discover how to recognize and apply “type cues” observed in others.