What’s your teams personality type – MBTI
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  • February 27, 2016
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Learn to work with people at work place

Understanding differences in people is real people skill.

Difference occur due to family, cultural background, environment,  psychological factors.  Mix this up with differing beliefs and temperaments, and no wonder managing and understanding people can be challenging.

When it comes to understanding psychological differences, we still have some way to go, but understanding such difference is important from a leadership or management perspective.


As a leader, manager or HR Professional, one of your key strengths is the depth of your own self-awareness and awareness of how other’s tick.   You know the key to motivating people is being completely open and transparent and being able to be yourself, which in turn allows your team to follow suit.

MBTI is the most respected personality type tool recognized globally.

MBTI is a personality type tool which is based on research by the renowned Swiss psychologist Carl Jung.  The tool helps people easily understand why differences arise at home and in the workplace.  It is an easy to understand framework which helps to build relationships and teams”

One of the principles of Jung’s model, “Psychological Types” developed in 1921, was each person has an innate urge to grow.  Part of our growing process is to learn how we individually operate, develop the parts of us that we need to learn more about, and learn about the people around us.

It is a tool that helps to discover the differences and acknowledge working and understanding the differences. It helps appreciate the contribution by each individual. It provides managers support to give appropriate feedback. It is a tool that categorizes and helps you identify your innate type. It tells you what you prefer. What would you do, think; react, in a given situation. What you prefer when you take your shoes off.

After more than 50 years, the MBTI instrument continues to be the best tool in the world for understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others. More than 2 million assessments are administered to individuals annually—including employees of many Fortune 500 companies. From developing more productive work teams to building closer families, the MBTI can improve the quality of life for anyone and any organization.

Using MBTI for to begin with the Form M (Step I) assessment which identifies a person’s whole type made up of four basic type preferences.

Learning and understanding how each other tick can help to:

  1.  Avoid and resolve conflicts
  2.  Play to an individual’s strengths
  3.  Identify gaps in the team
  4.  Discover how your team style works best with customers
  5. Enable self-understanding and so reduce stress
  6. Help you learn to relax
  7. Aid career development
  8. Assist communication strategies
  9. Provide managers with the understanding to give effective feedback
  10. Inform personal development plan
  11. Work together more effectively
  12. Relate to each other with greater understanding
  13. Encourage true psychological diversity
  14. Support people through life transitions
  15. Inform your  own and others decision making
  16. Develop thinking skills
  17. Develop emotional intelligence
  18. Identify and develop strengths and weaknesses
  19. Develop leaders,  managers, teams and HR expertise
  20. Encourage team members to understand and appreciate different strengths
  21. Improve and change culture.
  22. MBTI helps you resolve sensitive issues.
  23. MBTI enhances leadership.
  24. It helps you choose your career/ pathway.
  25. It smoothens the communication.
  26. MBTI avoids & resolves conflicts.
  27. Identifies strengths & development areas.
  28. Work together with team members.
  29. Develops expertise.
  30. Identification of personal development plan.”The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”Carl Jung”If you don’t know what an extrovert thinks, you haven’t been listening. If you don’t know what an introvert thinks, you haven’t asked them!”Isabel Briggs Myers.

Know your type and your team type for smooth function and professional relationship at work.

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