Myers Briggs Type Indicator
This questionnaire provides a highly insightful framework for individual and group development, provoking self-awareness by looking at how a person perceives the world and how they prefer to interact with others. The MBTI instrument sorts individuals into psychological ‘types’ so that they can identify how they are similar to some people and different to others, and how they can improve their working and personal relationships in a positive and constructive way.
MBTI identifies an individual’s psychological ‘type’ made up of four basic preferences that are represented by the letters, E-I, S-N, T-F and J-P and provides a common language around how we interact with the world and each other.
The questionnaire is easy to grasp and thought-provoking. however, the real benefit of the exercise comes in the feedback session with a trained practitioner where many experience ‘light bulb moments’ as they gain an understanding of their own and others’ psychological type.
Because the MBTI tool provides a common language for appreciating interpersonal differences, many organisations make it their instrument of choice across their development programmes. For individuals, to be able to safely explore their understanding themselves as they relate to the world and to others can be life-transforming.