Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Do you ever wonder why you prefer to receive information in certain ways? Or why you prefer a certain process for decision making? Or why interacting with people might energize or drain you? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment can help you gain new insights into how you–and those around you–prefer to approach most of your regular work and personal life functions.

The MBTI assessment will help you discover your personality type, or how you prefer to approach four primary areas:

  • Favorite world: how you direct and receive feedback (Extroversion or Introversion).
  • Information: how you take in information (Sensing or Intuition).
  • Decisions: how you make decisions (Thinking or Feeling).
  • Structure: how you approach the outside world (Judging or Perceiving).

The MBTI assessment identifies your preference in each area, then sorts those preferences into one of 16 psychological type descriptions. Identifying your own and others’ types is a useful way to better understand team and interpersonal dynamics, which can lead to:

  • Better decision making
  • More effective communication
  • Improved stress management and prevention
  • Increase setting and achieving goals
  • Building stronger relationships
  • Focusing on strengths

Visit the Myers-Briggs Foundation website to learn more about the history of the assessment and how it can be applied.

Watch this video to find out more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and how it could benefit you and your work unit.

Attendees of the NPS Fundamentals Program have the opportunity to take the MBTI assessment, receive their confidential profile report, and engage in an interactive feedback session with a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. Certified MBTI practitioners in the Fundamentals Program can also be available to assist your work unit in using MBTI as a tool to help improve the success of your team; contact the Fundamentals Program Manager for more information.

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