Have you taken the MBTI Assessment before? Do you remember your Type? Do you know what it means? Do you use it everyday to make a difference?
We ask participants these four questions at the start of every workshop.
Time and again we find most people who have taken the MBTI Assessment can’t remember their Type or what it means; they have missed the opportunity to apply Type and make it practical at work and in everyday life.
We teach Type to make a lasting impact for individuals, teams and leaders.
Our distinctive approach to facilitating Type has evolved over 20 years of MBTI® training and coaching, for thousands of people, at all organizational levels across industries. Our approach is to make sure our participants understand the theoretical foundation of the MBTI – Carl Jung’s theory of Psychological Types. We weave foundational Type concepts into every MBTI Workshop so participants understand what their Type really means. We use our Eight Function Metaphor Suite of Products to integrate these concepts so people gain a deeper understanding of what their Type really means.
We work from three fundamental Jungian principles to help you understand and put Type to work:
- The Dominant Function of each Type is the guiding force of the personality, and where we expend most of our energy
Myers‘ four-letter Type Code helps us identify our primary source of energy, which is known as our Dominant, or leading Function. Jung described the Dominant Functions in his theory of Psychological Types. Understanding our Dominant Function allows us to see where our energy primarily resides, and how we can tap our underused energy sources within, to grow and develop. Once we know our type, we can understand where we might be stuck, and how to choose to direct our energy differently when needed.
- Our Psychological Type is fluid – it’s about our mental energy – where our energy naturally flows, and how we maintain and balance our energy in the world
Myers’ assessment was created to help make Jung’s Types useful. She created 16 different Types, or energy patterns for taking in information and making decisions in the inside and outside worlds. Our four-letter Type Code helps us understand how we prefer to process information – and distribute that energy – Perceive and Judge – in the inside and outside worlds – and how others may be different. When we select the four-letter Type Code that fits us best, we can understand our own mental patterns and learn to appreciate and leverage those around us who provide different perspectives.
- Practical application from the start is essential
Many times groups come to us to conduct Introductory MBTI workshops for their team or organizational groups. We make sure that we identify your primary goals in order to customize your session to meet your needs. Our workshops, even the introductory sessions, are customized to meet the need of our clients so we are helping to implement practical solutions from the start.
By incorporating Jungian concepts into our Type workshops, we help people see the fluidity and usability of Type. When we are conscious of the functions that are easy to use and those that are harder to engage, we have a choice – a choice to tap into different perspectives and engage those functions which are the most appropriate for the situation. Learning to balance the psychological functions of Type can inform all aspects of organizational behavior leading to more informed and therefore productive teamwork and more effective organizations.