Applications of the MBTI Instrument
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument (MBTI®) is the most widely used personality inventory in the world, with over 2 million people completing the MBTI® instrument every year. With over 50 years of research and development behind it, the MBTI® instrument has been used for a wide range of purposes, including:
- Self-understanding and Development: time and stress management, problem solving.
- Team Building: interpersonal communication, conflict resolution.
- Organisational Development and Change: understanding responses to change, corporate culture and valuing diversity in the work place.
- Leadership/Management Training: management coaching and understanding leadership style and managerial potential.
- Career/Educational Counselling: career guidance and understanding motivation and learning style.
- Relationship Counselling: understanding others and improving relationships.
What is the MBTI® instrument?
The MBTI® instrument is a self report personality questionnaire that is used to measure and describe people’s preferences for how they like to gain information, make decisions, and how they interact with the world. The MBTI® instrument provides a simple way of identifying and understanding how people differ and how they are alike.
It assesses people in terms of their preferences on 4 scales of personality, the combinations of which result in 16 different psychological types. The MBTI® instrument reports a four letter personality type.
The MBTI is a Personality Profiling Tool that was developed in the 1940s. Over 40 million people have undertaken the test, for a wide variety of purposes. It takes four measurements, based on:
Introversion vs Extraversion (where you put your attention and get energy from)
Intuition vs Sensing (How you take in information)
Thinking vs Feeling (How you make decisions)
Judging vs Perceiving (How you organise your world)
The questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete, with 93 multiple-choice questions. There are a number of reports available.
Team Building Sessions
You can use the MBTI reports to better understand each other’s work habits and communication style. These can be customised to a full or half day workshop, depending on the learning outcomes desired.
Half and Full Day Workshops (Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide)
- Learn more about yourself and your natural strengths
- Learn more about your colleagues
- Gain an understanding of individual behaviour
- Develop better ways of working together
- Improve team performance
- Identifying work preference and communication style based on temperament
- Building and managing workplace relationships