Understanding Self and Enhancing Effectiveness through     
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)

 

Jean-Paul Sartre once remarked that “our job as individuals in quest of self-actualization, is to maximize the talent we possess. This can only happen when we have a clear understanding of our personality.”

We also understand that people possess different personalities, and that everyone wants to be treated in a manner that corresponds to who he/she thinks he/she is. In order to accomplish this, an understanding of self and others’ personality becomes paramount.

The question than arises, how to identify and understand ones’ and others’ personality? Fortunately, we have a psychological tool called “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® popularly known as MBTI®, to help us achieve this objective.

What is MBTI®?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) tool is the most widely used and most trusted personality instrument in the world.  It is a forced choice, self-report, personality questionnaire used to measure and describe people’s preferences for how they like to get information, make decisions and orient their lives. It is based on Carl Jung’s theory of perception and judgment and classifies people into 16 broad Personality Types.

Benefits of MBTI®

Taking the MBTI® inventory and receiving feedback helps a person identify his/her unique and latent gifts.

  • It enhances understanding and awareness of one self, one’s preferences,          interests, natural strengths and potential  areas for growth.
  • It will also help the person to understand and appreciate others who differ from him/her and encourages better inter-personal relationships and co-operation with others.
  • It has an essential role to play in self-understanding and development, in building long term relationships, in team building, in understanding conflicts in organizations, in career exploration and development, in education and in influencing co-workers, subordinates, clients and customers.

Each year, over 3 million people take the MBTI® instrument worldwide.

How MBTI® Can Benefit Students?

  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Develop an understanding of why people are different.
  • Develop effective interpersonal relationships with friends, teachers and parents.
  • Equip them with the understanding of choosing appropriate subjects.
  • Develop an understanding of their learning styles and make effective use of it.

 

The session is designed such that one can increase his/her self-awareness and can become more adept at dealing with others. The person will be able to read and influence people better, be a better friend and approach life with a healthy curiosity toward what makes people “tick”.

The session will be conducted by the certified MBTI® practitioner in an interactive, participative and informal way. Client will have the opportunity to take the inventory and to discuss scoring implications.

The fee include cost of resource material, taking MBTI® instrument, its interpretation, application and feedback. Please note that taking MBTI® instrument is voluntary.

Who Should attend?

Students who wish to explore their inner-self, develop effective interpersonal relationship skills and enhance their performance in the school/college.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Administration of the MBTI®
  • Personality preferences
  • Identification of personality type
  • Application of Personality Type (Career Choice, Relationships, Learning Style Work effectiveness etc.)
  • Feedback

Duration:

  • Individual Session: 4 Hours
  • Workshop: 6 Hours

Language: English

 

®Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.

 

Point to Ponder

"The ideal college would be a kind of educational retreat in which you could try to find yourself; find out what you like and want; what you are and are not good at. People would take various subjects, attend various seminars, not quite sure of where they are going, but moving toward the discovery of vocation, and once they found it, they could then make good use of technological education. The chief goals of the ideal college, in other words, would be the discovery of identity, and with it, the discovery of vocation."

- Abraham Maslow