Millions upon millions have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instruments. Why? Because it is valuable and impactful in their everyday lives!
Client after client after client have had high praise for the MBTI instrument and its accuracy. Some confess they were skeptical, but after taking the instrument and having it interpreted by a certified consultant they became disciples. Comments such as..."This was dead on!" "This explains so much! Now I know why my co-worker and I have been having so much trouble," "I can't wait for my spouse to take this!" and "I feel like I truly understand my child for the first time," are commonplace.
It is part of our human nature to be drawn to those who are similar and like-minded to us and to distrust, discount, and at times dislike those who are different from us. We tend to personalize differences and assume that others act the way they do at the expense of our happiness. We assume that since others don't do things the way we do them, they must be wrong. What the MBTI model of personality does is create some space - some grace - with others. It helps us understand that our type and preferences are neither right nor wrong, but simply our way of filtering information and interacting with the world.
The MBTI model of personality has four purposes:
- Increase our self-awareness
- Understand that others are different from us
- Learn to respect differences in others
- Learn to utilize difference in others
Increase our self-awareness
Keen self-awareness is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence and much of our success. It is big advantage to understand your strengths and weaknesses and to have a keen understanding of how you come across and relate to others. When we have an understanding of our preferences, we have a choice of how we choose to act on our preferences. If we don't have an understanding of our preferences, we are not aware that we have a choice and thus will continue to act on our preferences without insight.
Understand others are different from us
While most would agree with this, few are cognizant of it on a day-to-day basis. When we understand that others are wired differently from us, it allows us to be more patient and sympathetic.
Learn to respect differences in others
It is one thing for me to recognize that you are different; it's another to respect those differences. Individuals and groups benefit greatly when they embrace the preference diversity that is inherent in our cultures.
Lean to utilize differences in others
Groups that maximize their relationships and efficiency not only respect their differences, but begin to utilize their differences in a constructive way. Those differences that at first may have been the source of irritation among team members, may turn into their greatest strengths.
Where do these differences come from?
The MBTI model of personality is based on 4 preference dichotomies:
Where do you direct and regain your energy?
- Extraversion or
How do you prefer to process information?
- Sensing or
How do you prefer to make decisions?
- Thinking or
How do you prefer to organize your life?
- Judging or
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