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An Introduction to Personality Theory: Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Tool for Enhanced Teaming and Understanding of Yourself and Others

Have you ever been frustrated or confused by another’s behavior, especially in the workplace? By exploring personality theory and the MBTI personality assessment tool we can learn more about not only ourselves, but also others and how to best relate and work with them. This theory according to analytical psychologist Carl Jung, who developed a theory of psychological types designed to categorize people in terms of various personality patterns, focuses on four basic psychological functions:

  • Extraversion vs. Introversion
  • Sensation vs. Intuition
  • Thinking vs. Feeling
  • Judging vs. Perceiving

This theory later led to the development of the now-famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI assessment tool used in most fortune 500 companies and around the world. During this interactive and engaging workshop, we will explore the core principals of personality theory and how the MBTI personality assessment tool can be used to better understand others and ourselves. This information can also be used to help develop teams and how to best capitalize on our strengths for the best possible outcomes. During this interactive workshop we will:

  • Review various personality characteristics according to the MBTI tool
  • Informally “type” ourselves for our own 4 letter personality type results for better self-understanding
  • Explore the similarities and differences in our various personality traits
  • Have fun while learning about how others may view and process things differently
  • Discover who may be similar and/or opposite in personality traits
  • Determine next steps for using this information going forward to best engage and work with others

Prework required for this module and all participants will need to conduct prior self-assessment using the following link: