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Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) questionnaire is the most widely used personality questionnaire worldwide. It is based on over 50 years research and development.

The MBTI questionnaire describes an individual's personality preferences. It represents these in four dimensions:

Extraversion  or  Introversion
Prefers to draw energy from the outer world of activity, people and things     Prefers to draw energy from the inner world of reflections, feelings and ideas
Sensing  or  Intuition
Prefers to focus on information gained from the five senses and on practical applications     Prefers to focus on patterns, connections and possible meanings
Thinking  or  Feeling
Prefers to base decisions on logic and objective analysis of cause and effect   Prefers to base decisions on a valuing process, considering what is important to people
Judging  or  Perceiving
Likes a planned, organised approach to life, and prefers to have things decided   Likes a flexible, spontaneous approach and prefers to keep options open

The various combinations of these preferences result in 16 personality 'types'. Each is associated with a unique set of behavioural characteristics and values. These provide a useful starting point for individual feedback, self-exploration and group discussion.

MBTI has many applications

Individual and leadership development

With individuals, MBTI can be used to develop awareness of how your preferences impact on your working style and how to use this understanding to become more effective. This can be particularly helpful when combined with coaching.

Team building and development

In this context, MBTI can help teams to understand similarities and differences of team members and how to use this information to work together effectively, improving communication and resolving conflict.

Organisational change

MBTI can help individuals to understand how they react to change and how to cope more effectively when facing change.

Strengthscope

If people enjoy what they do it feels more like play than work. Their excellence stands out and they are successful at what they do.

Recent research into positive psychology has reinforced the concept of focussing on people’s strengths to increase personal and organisational effectiveness. These include approaches like appreciative inquiry .

We are accredited users of Strengthscope , a revolutionary assessment tool that provides comprehensive measurement of an individual’s strengths and the extent to which these are productively applied at work.

This tool can be used with individuals and teams and incorporates the option for 360° feedback - i.e. from manager, colleagues and direct reports on the outcome of the self-assessment.

Used in conjunction with coaching, Strengthscope can build an individual or team’s awareness and harness their ability to use their strengths productively at work, increasing their success in and enjoyment of the work they do.

 
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