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The Myers -Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Understanding Personality Types with MBTI: A Guide to Better Team Dynamics

Do you want to develop a team where your team members work together and help each other? Then, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful in understanding individual preferences and therefore becomes a foundation for building healthy characteristics of the positive and effective team.

MBTI, rooted in the ideas of renowned psychologist Carl Jung, assesses individuals across four key areas: Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I), Sensing (S) or Intuition (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I):

You consider E if you receive energy from the outside world from communicating with people and making conversations. You choose I if you gain energy from your inner world and energy.

Sensing (S) or Intuition (N):

If you prefer factual evidence (things we can se including) Sensing is your way . And if you like to lean more about patterns and details then it should be Intuition. I’m leaning to Intuition

Thinking (T) or Feeling (F):

If you like your thought ordered and based on logic , material cause and effect then it is the first one. Feeling, actually, is a similar thing but instead the analysis of things, you take staff more as a habitation and moral principles.

Judging (J) or Perceiving (P):

If you are planning oriented person so it should be J . If you often agree that life is a flow and push one is P.

Based on these preferences, MBTI categorizes individuals into 16 distinct personality types, each with its unique characteristics and strengths:

  1. ISTJ: The Organiser
  2. ISFJ: The Dutiful Helper
  3. INFJ: The Inspirer
  4. INTJ: The Strategist
  5. ISTP: The Pragmatist
  6. ISFP: The Artist
  7. INFP: The Idealist
  8. INTP: The Thinker
  9. ESTP: The Realist
  10. ESFP: The Performer
  11. ENFP: The Optimist
  12. ENTP: The Innovator
  13. ESTJ: The Director
  14. ESFJ: The Caregiver
  15. ENFJ: The Persuader
  16. ENTJ: The Leader

Wrapping Up:

When people are aware of these personality types and try to maximize their strengths and identify their preferences, such knowledge can fundamentally change the interaction within a team. Therefore, the level of interaction and coherence between members increases significantly.

It is important to note that although MBTI is a very useful tool, other models can help understand personality types and team roles. Other models worth studying are Belbin’s team role model.

Unleash your team’s maximum potential by appreciating diversity and considering what each person brings to the table. Use MBTI to transform your organization into a more united and effective team.

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