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About the MBTI ®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) Specific Competency Focused (Online) (Covering Step I and Step II of the MBTI)

Tuition: $450

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) Masterclass (Online with Mentoring)

Tuition: $800

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI ®) instrument is the most administered and most recognized personality type tool in the world. Based on the model by Carl Jung and made manifest by Isabel Myers, the MBTI ® tool provides a framework for understanding one's way of both collecting information and making decisions to allow for maximizing personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

After more than 50 years of development, the MBTI ® instrument continues to be one of the leading personality assessment tools for:

  • understanding individual differences
  • team-building - uncovering new ways to work and interact with
  • executive coaching and management training
  • performance management - improving individual and team
  • retaining top talent
  • developing effective leadership skills
  • reducing workplace conflict and enhancing teamwork
  • career assessment, career development and mid-career change

The Basic Myers-Briggs Model of Personality Type

All of us have four kinds of mental functions which we use to collect information (the Perceiving functions) and to make decisions (the Judging functions). These functions are both processed internally (Introverted) and externally - shown to the outside world (Extroverted).

The two Perceiving functions are:

SENSING(S) — focusing on the elements in the present, clarifying facts, cataloging information, identifying physical responses

INTUITION(N) — sharing ideas, exploring possibilities, making connections, looking into the future, planning ahead

The two Judging functions are:

THINKING(T) — critiquing the data, the reasons and the logic; analyzing if/then, creating a model

FEELING(F) — connecting with others, centering on values, clarifying personal values, evaluating worth

Using the MBTI ® and the Personality Type Model

The MBTI ® Assessment Report provides a profile of how one prefers to access and use these mental functions, and in which order and level of consciousness. The greater value is in understanding how we all do this in a slightly (or dramatically) different manner, and in how these differences play out in our efforts to be effective contributors, effective colleagues, effective managers, and effective leaders.

Our personality type is at the core of what makes us effective. Personality type has a moderating influence over much of our behavior, including our emotional intelligence and our functional competencies.® delivers comprehensive training for you and your organization to maximize the use of this powerful personality assessment as a "stand-alone" and/or linked to other valid and reliable tools and methods.

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See our article on Emotional Intelligence & Personality Type by Roger Pearman, Ph.D.

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