Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for fostering greater team effort

 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world’s most popular personality test, mainly because of its empathetic and comprehensive nature. It continues to be deployed in a number of workplace settings as well as in situations involving family, marriage, and career counseling. Where it differs is that it leads the assessor to understand the assessee from a very in-depth perspective.

It helps overcome certain lacuna associated with the general assessment we are prone to make of others. We usually don’t take into consideration the fact that while a certain unique situation led to certain thinking or action from us; those that we interact with may have been placed differently, and the experiences they gained there may have shaped their thinking.

They would have started and evolved from a different plane and place and hence, would have developed their own line of thinking that leads to actions that are different from ours. The failure to understand this often leads us into a problem in understanding or appreciating those who are quite different from us.

Understanding others

Using the MBTI will help explain this issue in a broader perspective. A webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a very popular provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, will offer understanding on this very crucial instrument of human understanding.

This webinar will serve as an introduction to the instrument and the world of “Type”. Whether or not one has an in-depth knowledge of MBTI; this session will deepen their understanding of the unique perspective on the world around them. The speaker at this session, Harry Brull, who is President, Laurdan Associates, Inc. and Co-Founder of BCG Consulting Group, will offer understanding of the implications of interacting with others who differ.

To get an understanding of how to use the MBTI to slot a “type”, please register for this webinar by visiting http://bit.ly/2fEgyL7.

Understanding “types”

Harry will give the participants of this webinar an understanding of the MBTI, which will equip them with a better understanding and appreciation for different types. He will provide them with tools for communicating more effectively and using the talents of others in team efforts. This will lead to greater empathy and understanding of others, which will lead to higher acceptance of others around them, irrespective of their type.

The knowledge of MBTI that Harry will offer to participants will help them to understand how we approach the world and how others may view it differently. A healthy appreciation of the differences makes interaction and communication with others more effective, aligns the actions and thoughts of the other members of the team with one’s own, and lowers the frustration the people often experience when dealing with people who have a personality that is different from their own.

Harry will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What is personality
  • The background of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • The four dimensions of Type
  • Extraversion vs. Introversion
  • Sensing vs. Intuiting
  • Thinking vs. Feeling
  • Judging vs. Perceiving
  • Putting it together – the 16 types
  • Type and decision – making
  • Communicating with different types
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