MBTI

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a theory of personality types developed by an American mother and daughter team, Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers, based largely on Carl Gustav Jung's Theory of Personality Types. It provides useful insights into the raw material of your personality and brain functions. Like all personality typing systems, it all boils down to "People are different, and that's OK". But it remains my favourite system because it sets no limits on how people can develop or on what they can become. It also encompasses the way people change and how they express their personality type differently at different stages in their lives.

Understanding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is like having an owners manual for your personality.  MBTI insight sessions can be used to explore:
  • Your underlying personality preferences and functions, and how they differ from those of the people around you
  • A personality inventory to look at where you want to be more versatile and where you want to adapt your scope to suit your natural preferences, using MBTI Step II
  • How to develop a fulfilling career that delivers on your key motivations
  • How to communicate with people with different personality types, and understand what they are saying
  • How to support yourself through periods of major stress
  • How to use your energy more efficiently and avoid exhausting yourself
    I am an accredited MBTI practitioner, qualified to provide both MBTI Step I and Step II Insight Sessions, and have used them extensively with clients from a wide variety of different backgrounds over the last 10 years.

    People I have worked have credited their understanding of MBTI personality types with saving their marriage, helping them stop having panic attacks in public speaking, learning how to take better care of themselves and finding previously unimagined levels of acceptance towards a parent.

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    For further reading, there are a number of different MBTI resources on the web. I would recommend the wikipedia Intro to MBTI and the OPP outline of the 16 personality types.

    My favourite book for looking at what makes people tick at work and how to build a career that you will find fulfilling, is Do What You Are (US / UK), by Paul Tieger et al.