Isabel B. Myers and Katharine C. Briggs developed the MBTI® instrument to make Carl G. Jung’s theory of psychological type available to the general public.
Interpreting MBTI® results for Leadership Teams in the form of a workshop requires that participants understand Jung’s picture of personality:
- assumptions of the theory
- definitions of the dichotomies and the preferences
- behaviours related to the type preferences Jung presented his picture of personality in his book Psychological Types (1923)
Based on his observations and research, Jung concluded that differences in behaviour result primarily from people’s inborn tendencies to use their minds in different ways.
As people act on these tendencies, they develop patterns of behaviour. Jung defined eight different patterns of normal behaviour, or types.
The type categories Jung identified used by everyone:
The above-mentioned types are all part of being human. However, Jung believed that people are innately different with regard to which side of each of the pairs of opposites they prefer. This natural preference for one side over the other leads individuals to direct energy toward their preferred sides and to develop habits of behaviour and personality patterns characteristic of those preferences.
The resulting predictable patterns of behaviour in dynamic interaction are what form the psychological types focusing on the normal differences between healthy people.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Briggs and Myers studied Jung’s ideas, applied them to family and friends, and developed their understanding of psychological type.
Then, in the early 1940s, Myers began the process of constructing the instrument that would become the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment.
Servicexcellence is one of the leading, certified MBTI® Instrument providers in the Middle East. We use a variety of MBTI® tools as:
- Pre-consultation measurements
- Team analysis
- Individual analysis
- Executive coaching
- Personal and professional effectiveness workshops