Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

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					Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    Goals for this workshop:
   History of MBTI
   Review your MBTI Results
   Complete “My Best Fit Worksheet”
     verify your true type

   Review personality type handouts
     provide career options chosen by your type
              Understanding MBTI….

•   You can and should have a career you love

•   The secret to loving your work….

        •   do what you naturally enjoy most
               Understanding MBTI….

•   To find out what work you would love, you need to
    know yourself

•   One way of know yourself is through personality
        •   MBTI
        •   Personality Dimensions
               History of MBTI…
   one of the most widely used self-report inventories

   based upon Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s (1875-1961) notion
    of psychological types

   He believed that differences between people are not random,
    instead they form patterns – types

   The MBTI was first developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her
    mother, Katherine Cook Briggs in 1943
            Why do we use it?
-   Knowing your preferences could enable you to find
    satisfaction in your career and better understand
    other people
        Psychological Type…
   Is NOT about skills, intelligence, abilities, or expertise

   Does NOT tell you what you should or can do…
        ….and what you shouldn't or can’t do

   People are influenced by more than their ‘Type’
           environment
           culture
           education and training
           interests and motivations
Activity # 1
        The MBTI Connection
Feels natural, you didn’t think about it, it was effortless,
  looks neat and legible

Feels unnatural, had to concentrate, was awkward,
  looks childlike
                The MBTI

Measures your preferences on four different scales
Extraversion     How do you prefer to      Introversion
                direct and get energy?

Sensing        How do you prefer to take   INtuition
                   in information?

Thinking         How do you prefer to      Feeling
                  make decisions?

Judging        How do you prefer to live   Perceiving
                 your life everyday?
There is no right or wrong to MBTI results

Each preference and type identifies valuable
            human behaviours
     Verifying Your Results

Using the sheet My “Best Fit” Worksheet, fill in your
   preferences after we discuss each of the scales
     Please keep in mind…

While both kinds of preferences are necessary and
used by all people, each of us instinctively tends to
favor one over the other
Extrovert / Introvert

Where do you get your energy from?
         Extrovert / Introvert
   Direct energy mostly to       Direct energy mostly to
    the people and things in       the ideas in their minds
    the “outside world”

   Work out ideas by             Work out ideas by
    talking them through           reflecting on them
           Extrovert / Introvert
   Find that they are easily      Find that they can
    distracted by what is           concentrate for long
    going on around them            periods of time

   May like to be involved        May like to focus on
    in many activities              one activity in depth
                                    and dislike interruptions
          Extrovert / Introvert
   When at work…                   When at work…
    • prefer lots of people          • prefer working alone
      contact                        • one-to-one people
    • out-of-office activities         contact
    • variety in their tasks         • continuity and

   At parties…                     At parties…
    • Tend to stay late              • tend to leave early
    • increasing amounts of          • decreased energy
          Extrovert / Introvert

   Learn best through              Learn best by reflection,
    doing or discussing              mental ‘practice’

   Have broad interests            Focus in depth on their

   Readily take initiative in
                                    Take initiative when the
    work and relationships           situation or issue is very
                                     important to them
          Extrovert / Introvert
   Are ENERGIZED by              Lots of action, people
    lots of action, people         and things DRAINS
    and things                     their energy

   Acts first, thinks later      Thinks first, acts later
        Which one would you say you prefer?

                         E or I?

Write it on your sheet
 Sensing / INtuition

How do you prefer to take in information?
Sensing / INtuition

      Activity #2
          Sensing / INtuition
   Are often seen as..      Are often seen as…
    • realistic               • imaginative
    • Practical               • Insightful
    • good at grasping        • good at grasping the
      facts and details         big picture
          Sensing / INtuition
   Focus more on the           Focus more on the
    present                      future

   Often patient and           Often patient in projects
    careful with precise         with many intangibles
    work and routine, want       and possibilities, enjoy
    to master a skill            new ways of doing
          Sensing / INtuition

   Factual and concrete      Imaginative and
                               verbally creative
   Observe and remember
    specifics               Remember specifics
                             when they relate to a
   Trust experience
                            Trust inspiration
Which one would you say you prefer?

                S or N?

Write it on your sheet
  Thinking / Feeling
How do you prefer to make
           Thinking / Feeling
   Prefer to understand      Prefer to understand
    experience through         experience in the
    logical thinking           context of human

   Analytical                Empathetic
          Thinking / Feeling
   Use cause-and-effect      Guided by personal
    reasoning                  values

   Solve problems with       Assess impacts of
    logic                      decisions on people

   Reasonable                Compassionate
          Thinking / Feeling
   Seek…                        Seek…
    • objective truth             • harmony
    • fairness                    • cooperation
    • regardless of effects       • sometimes ignoring
    • may be seen as firm           the consequences
                                  • may be seen as
                                    warm and
          Thinking / Feeling
   Can be “tough-minded”      May appear
   Fair – want everyone
    treated equally            Fair – wants everyone
                                treated as an individual
   Decides with the head
                               Decides with the heart
    Which one would you say you prefer?

                         T or F?

Write it on your sheet
Judging / Perceiving

How do you prefer to live everyday life?
           Judging / Perceiving

   Value order, structure,       Value spontaneity and
    predictability                 the challenge of
                                   dealing with the

   Like the completion of
                                  Don’t want to rush
    a task (check it off the
           Judging / Perceiving

   Finish tasks…                Finish tasks…
    • well before a               • at the deadline
      deadline                    • have a last-minute
    • check it off the list         rush of adrenaline to
                                    complete the task
        Judging / Perceiving
   Organize their lives      Flexible

   Systematic                Casual

   Methodical                Open-ended

                              Adapt, change course
   Make short and long-       easily
    term plans
        Judging / Perceiving
   Likes to have things          Like things loose and
    decided                        open to change

   Try to avoid last minute      Feel energized by last-
    stresses                       minute pressures
    Which one would you say you prefer?

                         J or P?

Write it on your sheet
             MBTI Card Game
   Clear off a space in front of you

   Keep the worksheet out

   You will fill in each space in the “card game” line
   You will now receive your results from the TypeFocus
    assessment that you took during your intake session

 Write the four letters on your sheet
 Are they different?
               MBTI Results

Now you will get the results of your MBTI assessment

It may be the same or different from what you have on
   your worksheet
               MBTI Results
Take a moment find and read your preference type (s)
  on the back of the results sheets

Complete the My ‘Best Fit’ section of the worksheet
  once you have verified your decision
Thinking / Feeling

         Activity #3

   (Who stays, Who goes?)
Judging / Perceiving

        Activity #4

       (Plan a Trip)
EXTRAVERTS                       INTROVERTS

Are attracted to careers…        Are attracted to career…
   • where action and               • where ideas are
     interaction are important        important
                                        • college teaching
       • business
                                        • science research
       • sales / marketing
                                        • library work
       • personal services
                                        • computers
       • food services                  • mechanical work
       • public relations               • electronics
       • government                     • engineering
SENSING                                 INTUITIVE

Are attracted to careers…               Are attracted to careers…
   • where production,                     • where communication or
     management of a business                theory are important
     or service is important                  •   Counselling
      •   Construction                        •   Journalism
      •   office details and                  •   Teaching
          accounting                          •   writing and art
      •   patient care                        •   Religion
      •   police and military                 •   Science
      •   similar hands-on activities         •   Research
          to solve immediate
          problems                            •   law
                                              •   long-range planning in
                                                  business or policy
THINKING                           FEELING

Attracted to careers…              Attracted to careers…
   •   skilled trades and crafts      •   teaching
   •   science and technology         •   health care
   •   computers                      •   clerical and office work
   •   production                     •   personal and human
   •   management                         services
   •   law                            •   communication
   •   police                         •   entertainment
   •   criminal justice work          •   counselling
                                      •   ministry
JUDGING                         PERCEIVING

Attracted to work settings…     Attracted to work
   • where plans, system,          settings…
     order, and deadlines are      • where change,
     important                       flexibility and
   • tasks where they can            innovation are
     assume responsibility           important
                                   • tasks where they can
                                     work independently
           MBTI and Careers

Supplemental information provided…
   • About your preference type
   • Possible career occupations

Highlight occupations to research

Thank you!

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