The best known approach to describing personality differences is the very popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator“ (MBTI“) assessment. With validation by over 50 years of research and development, its uncanny accuracy accounts for its widespread acceptance in educational, medical, governmental, and ministry organizations.
The MBTI assessment is a straightforward, non-threatening way of looking at your unique path to excellence. Through the various short questions and word-pair combinations, it identifies your common, every day preferences for:
- • how you focus your attention and energy – to the outer world of people and activity or an inner world of ideas and reflections;
- • how you gather information – focusing on data that is real and actual or on the data’s patterns and meanings;
- • how you make decisions – based on objective, logical analysis or guided by subjective concerns for impact on others;
- • how you pattern your lifestyle – in a planned orderly way, or in a flexible spontaneous way.
Benefits of the MBTI assessment are:
- • improved communication
- • identifies strengths and weaknesses of project and work teams
- • more productive teamwork
- • builds understanding regarding the organization’s norms and culture
- • helps individuals learn more about themselves
- • shows how to positively persuade and influence others (“sell your ideas”)
- • indicates why some things come easily to people and why other things are more difficult to do