The Myers-Briggs Type Instrument is a questionnaire designed to measure individual personality differences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. It has been used for more than 40 years and is the most widely used assessment for understanding personality. The instrument is utilized with corporate and public safety personnel to help develop a cohesive team of people whose individual skills are maximized. Knowledge of personality type can help individuals adapt to the culture of their particular place of employment, develop new skills, understand their role in the larger team, and better cope with change in the workplace.
Significant cultural changes since the turn of the century have drastically changed the relationship between companies and their employees. The culture of new millennial employees requires leaders to establish better communication and relationships within their organizations. This changing world of organizations can benefit from the insights of psychology and, more specifically, the Myers-Briggs can be a powerful tool for bridging the gap between older generation leaders and new millennial employees.
The advantages of the Myers-Briggs over other psychological measures are that: a) the questions are less invasive and b) people are already familiar with the concepts covered by the Myers-Briggs as they are easily recognized in everyday life.
What N-FA offers is the chance for individuals and organizations to take the test and receive detailed feedback regarding their personality styles and how to best make their particular skills work together within the larger group.
How it Works
The Myers-Briggs identifies and describes 16 distinctive personality types. An individual’s personality type is indicated using four categories: Extraversion vs. Introversion; Sensing vs. Intuition; Thinking vs. Feeling; and Judging vs. Perceiving. Using the test, individuals determine their preferences in each category. Once this is decided, your personality type can be expressed as a code with four letters. Each of the 16 personality types describes very specific skills and understanding this skill set can be invaluable both personally and professionally.
Give us a call to see how we can help you utilize this measure for the benefit of you either individually or as part of a larger organization.