The MBTI is a psychometric tool that provides a framework for understanding individuals differences and strengths. The MBTI looks at eight possible preferences organised into four bi-polar scales:
- Extraversion (E) – Introversion (I)
- Sensing (S) – Intuition (N)
- Thinking (T) – Feeling (F)
- Judging (J) – Perceiving (P)
Each delegate completes an MBTI questionnaire and MBTI report booklet. This can be done as a paper and pen exercise or online.
Four dimension preferences are identified and combined into a personality type (for example ‘ESFP’ = Extravert, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving).
The MBTI is able to identify sixteen personality types from the four dimensions.
Each personality type preference will enable the individual to identify:
- How they work well and least well
- How their natural preferences may be a strength as a leader
- Their preference in relationships, managers and communication
- Where these natural preferences can be a hindrance or an obstacle
- Where they need to develop skill or awareness
The main benefit of the MBTI is its ability to increase the users awareness about themselves and others in terms of behaviour. The MBTI will also identify the individual’s strengths, as well as their “blind spots”.
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