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Myers Briggs Type Indicator

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Knowing and understanding one's personality type, as well as those around you, can be a critical step to progress in personal and professional development.  It can be an important component of one's Self Understanding.

I first became accredited in through the  Institute of Type Development in Sydney in 2007 in a very well known personality typology instrument called the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, which has been extensively used since being first released in 1948 following the work of Carl Jung in the early 1900s. 

I have subsequently proceeded down the accreditation path in the Hogan Assessments suite, which is more directed as a selection and development tool in the business environment - please click on the link above to see more.

Both instruments have their uses depending on the needs of the relevant individual and organisation.

I tend to use the MBTI for someone in the early stages of their career or in administrative/entry level roles and the Hogan Assessments  for higher level and more complex managerial and leadership roles.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The MBTI focuses on a 8 preferences all humans have - whether slight or very clear. For instance:
  • do you gain your energy through the outer world of people, events, activities and things (Extraversion) or the inner world of ideas, thoughts, feelings and impressions (Introversion)?
  •  do you gather information through focusing on past or present experience (Sensing) or do you focus on patterns, possibilities and the meaning behind ideas (Intuition)?
  • do you make decisions using logic, laws and principles (Thinking) or based on your values and the impact on people (Feeling)?
  • do you deal with the outer world in a planned and organised way (Judging) or in a spontaneous and flexible way (Perceiving)?

Each of these preferences can be an indicator of your personality using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

And if you know your personality type, please click here to find a fuller description of what it may mean for you.