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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

1. Take the test here with this link: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes1.htm

2. Once you have figured your personality types, read this article below:

Myers_and_Briggs_Personality_Types.pdf

3. Locate your career type. For example if you are an ENFP or INFP, you would be an explorer. If you were an ESTJ or ENTJ, you would be a conductor.

4. In the example used in step 4, though these personalities are both very similar the minor differencs can create tension or conflict. What comes to mind when we think of an explorer? They like to move forward and get frustrated if we stay too long in one place. But what about a Conductor, don’t they like to move forward as well and get frustated if things do not move forward? In fact, both the explorer and conductor get frustrated if things don’t move forwad. Here is where the minor differnrces make a big deal. The conductor is worried about the details, while the explorer doesn’t care about the details. So knowing this, if I was an explorer and I was working with a conductor, I know I should double check my work and be a little more detailed than usual. If I am a conductor working with an explorer, I would be open and let go of the small details.

5. Make everyone on the team take this test and write this on a board so that everyone can see. Match up all the mirror personalities. Mirror personalities are people of the same Myers and Briggs Type, ENTJ and ENTJ. The mirror personalities tend to work best together without much effort. Also write the career type right next to the personality i.e. ISTP is a scientist.

6. Once you have identified everyone’s personality, go through each person one by one and describe how each of these personality like to work. Do they like the grunt work? Do they like the details? Do they like just observing?

7. Work out excercises, select two people of differnt personalities. Ask each one, “Knowing the other person’s personality type, how would you communicate with them and what type of work would they like to do in a team?” and see if the other person agrees.

8. By the end of this excercise, everyone should have a better idea of how each person works. Everytime there is a conflict, look back to their Myers and Briggs personality type.

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