Personality theorists indeed believe we share certain traits that classify us into personality types. Knowing your personality type can help you understand why you do things. Recognizing your coworkers’ personality types can help you appreciate their uniqueness and get along better.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is extensively used. We’ll explain how it works and how your team can use it.
What is MBTI?
According to Pittenger of Indiana, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs created the MBTI. Katherine Briggs developed an interest in type theory after reading Psychological Type by Carl Jung. Isabel Briggs Myers shared her mother’s interest in type theory and began developing the MBTI for staff selection in the early 1960s.
In addition, Myers argued that various occupations favored various personality orientations and that Jung’s theory offered a theoretical link between personality and job performance.
What are the types?
According to the MBTI hypothesis, each person’s personality fits into one of 16 categories. These four groups are based on contrasting personality traits.
Also, the idea states that everyone has an innate tendency that determines their behavior. Four aspects:
Introversion vs. Extraversion (I). This element determines perception. Extroverts reportedly respond to immediate, objective situations. Introverts focus on internal and subjective environmental responses.
Intuition vs. Sensation (N). Sensing-preference people focus on tangible information and are realistic. People who prefer intuition rely on subjective and unconscious perception.
Thinking vs Feeling (F). Thinking means using logic and reason to form conclusions and make decisions. Feeling is the tendency to make subjective decisions, such as emotional reactions to situations.
Perception vs. Evaluation (P). Briggs and Myers devised judgment-perception preferences to show if a person’s environmental interactions are rational or irrational. The judging person employs reasoning and emotion, while the perceiving person uses to sense and intuition.
The 16 Personality Types
As MBTI is a type theory, each person can have one preference. An introvert can learn to be more extroverted when speaking in front of groups, but their strong inclination will always dictate their personality.
A person’s MBTI score reveals their personality type based on the four aspects. Two preferences within each dimension create 16 personality types.
Each personality type is unique!
So, if you plan to know your colleagues more or even yourself, you can try this MBTI.
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