Have you ever taken a personality indicator? You know, the psychological surveys that tell you what your quirks mean, whether you’re any good at relationships, and whether you’re in the right profession? Last week, our team here at Group Two took a Personality Indicator based on the well-known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator … and the results were so interesting!
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on Jung’s theory of personality types, which is that seemingly random variations in behavior are actually orderly and consistent, and result from basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
In developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs wanted to make Jung’s type theory simple to grasp. They identified and described 16 distinctive personality types that result from sets of personality preferences – Extroverted & Introverted, Sensing & Intuitive, Thinking & Feeling, Perceiving & Judging.
According to the Myers & Briggs Foundation, all preferences are equal, but each has different strengths and challenges. Knowing these strengths and challenges can help you understand and appreciate how everyone contributes to a situation, a task, or the solution to a problem. Personally, there are benefits to understanding your own preferences, including how they affect you, how they affect your style of communication, and how they affect your interactions with other people. Many schools and employers give the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test because they believe it helps with communication, interaction and personal development.
So, what did we discover here at Group Two? When we compared our results, we discovered some interesting things about each other! While many of us prefer extroversion, a few of us lean more prefer the introversion side of the scale. (Good to know when it’s a particularly crazy day in the office!) And some of us are “feelers” more than “thinkers” – making us a compassionate & empathetic group. Overall, it gave us some new insights into how each of us makes decisions, approaches a problem and deals with stress. For fun, here are the types of some that our team members prefer:
If you’d like to take the test for yourself, please contact our Myers Briggs certified Group Two Team Member, Chelsey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mbtionline.com for more information!
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