MBTI and 16PF Personality Profiling
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were taken from the typological theories of Carl Jung. Jung theorised that there are four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. One of these four functions is dominant most of the time.
Contact us to find out more about how we can support your personal or team development with MBTI, including prices. This tool can be particularly useful if you are studying for a CMI management and leadership qualification and/or an ILM coaching and mentoring qualification.
The MBTI instrument contains four separate indices. Each index reflects one of four basic preferences which, under Jung's theory, direct the use of perception and judgment. The preferences affect not only what people attend to in any given situation, but also how they draw conclusions about what they perceive:
Extraversion–Introversion (E–I) The E–I index is designed to reflect whether a person is an extravert or an introvert in the sense intended by Jung. Extraverts are oriented primarily toward the outer world; thus they tend to focus their perception and judgement on people and objects. Introverts are oriented primarily toward the inner world; thus they tend to focus their perception and judgement upon concepts and ideas.
Sensing–Intuition (S–N) The S–N index is designed to reflect a person's preference between two opposite ways of perceiving; one may rely primarily upon the process of sensing (S), which reports observable facts or happenings through one or more of the five senses; or one may rely upon the less obvious process of intuition (N), which reports meanings, relationships and/or possibilities that have been worked out beyond the reach of the conscious mind.
Thinking–Feeling (T–F) The T–F index is designed to reflect a person's preference between two contrasting ways of judgement. A person may rely primarily through thinking (T) to decide impersonally on the basis of logical consequences, or a person may rely primarily on feelings (F) to decide primarily on the basis of personal or social values.
Judgment–Perception (J–P) The J–P index is designed to describe the process a person uses primarily in dealing with the outer world, that is, with the extraverted part of life. A person who prefers judgment (J) has reported a preference for using a judgment process (either thinking or feeling) for dealing with the outer world. A person who prefers perception (P) has reported a preference for using a perceptive process (either S or N) for dealing with the outer world.
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16PF is an assessment of personality traits. The questionnaire provides information about your preferences and your typical style in approaching various types of situations and tasks.
Our underlying personality is there all the time, but the way we see it is affected by our intelligence, our upbringing and education. These may have taught us either to emphasise or suppress aspects of our personality. However, if you can understand what your personality is, you can then make better use of the strengths it gives you, and make allowances for the resultant weaknesses.
Because personality is relatively unchanging through adult life, this understanding will be of long-term value to you.
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