Understanding Self, Students & Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness through Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)


Few would argue with the statement that of all the skills required to be an effective person, human relations skills are the most critical. In order to be a more fulfilled human being, we need to learn more about ourselves and others.

With this view, I am happy to inform that I am providing individual sessions and workshops on personality awareness titled, “Understanding Self, Students & Enhancing Effectiveness Through Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)” for teachers.

 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 Teachers?

When teachers learn and apply type concepts, they are better able to manage their energy for teaching, structure instruction to accommodate the differences between individual students, and adept assessments to more accurately measure learning.

Type awareness in educational setting can help in the following ways:

  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Develop an understanding of why people are different.
  • Develop effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Opportunities for developing strategies that honour differences in the   classroom.
  • Develop an understanding of student’s learning styles and make effective use   of it.
  • More relaxed classrooms as learners engage with the lessons.
  • More productive environments as learners manage their energy and behaviour.
  • Provide a framework for lesson design that accommodates all learning  approaches.
  • Provide a framework for designing assessment methods that account for  differences.
  • Facilitate team building among teachers.

The workshop will be conducted by the certified MBTI® practitioner in an interactive, participative and informal way. Participants will have the opportunity to take the inventory and to discuss scoring implications. Please note that taking MBTI® instrument is voluntary.

Individual Session Details

Duration: 5 Hours

  • Introduction
  • Administration of the MBTI®
  • Personality preference
  • Best-Fit Type & Verification
  • Applications of personality type
  • Feedback
Language : English

Workshop Details

Duration : One Day (8 Hours)

Contents :
  • Personal Introduction
  • Introduction to MBTI®
  • Administration of MBTI® 
  • Best-Fit Type & Verification 
  • Applications of Personality Type
  • Exercises
  • Application of Personality Type in Teaching
  • Conclusion & Feedback

 Maximum Strength : 15 participants

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

"Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose."

- Abraham Maslow