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Myers Briggs – Help or Hinder? – You decide – Part 1

Myers Briggs – Help or Hinder? – You decide – Part 1

Time to Read: Longer than it will take to vote

This week Jules Peck, Naked Leader Coach says help!
Next week I say Hinder!
Who do you agree with? The poll is open

ballot_boxMyers Briggs – Help or Hinder? – Part 1

A Help – By Jules Peck, Naked Leader Coach

Have you ever found yourself confused when someone else doesn’t ‘get ‘your idea or plan of action
when it seems so clear to you?

Have you ever wondered why we seem to relate better to some people than others?

Have you ever wondered why some colleagues understand you whereas others have very different
styles and ways of doing things?

Wonder no more.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI™) is the most widely used instrument for understanding personality differences – differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication between people. (Over 2 million MBTI personality questionnaires are completed each year worldwide). The MBTI™, based on over sixty years of research, is extremely effective in enabling you to identify your strengths and provides in a practical way a better understanding of yourself, your motivations and potential areas for growth.

Importantly, it will also enable you to understand and appreciate those who differ from you. It is a
proven personality profiling tool for building understanding in individuals, teams and organisations and
thus enabling better performance. It provides feedback on four aspects of personality that have been
proven in over 4000 research studies and over 60 years of research.

Some of the benefits you will have when you use MBTI™ include –

  • Helping you and your team to better understand themselves and their personal preferences
  • Helping you and your team to better understand differences in others
  • Helping you and your team to use their particular TYPE to your best advantage
  • Improving interpersonal communication
  • Avoiding and resolving conflict
  • Identifying strengths and gaps
  • Developing and identifying future leaders
  • Improving the overall culture in the workplace
  • Encouraging the diversity of thought and creativity
  • Who wouldn’t want that?

Experience shows that teams that have been through the Myers-Briggs team workshop are more productive afterwards and work even better together. Research has also shown that self-awareness and awareness of others is key for high performance.

Best, Jules


Look out for part 2 next week

With my love and best wishes

Myers Briggs – Help or Hinder? – You decide

12 Responses to Myers Briggs – Help or Hinder? – You decide – Part 1

  1. Thank you
    Comment received by email…
    Looking forward to your Hinder argument.
    I intuitively dislike labels…
    N x

  2. When I dis the MBTI I found that I’m a INTJ.
    How to use this result?
    It helps me to understand myself and my attitudes but also could develop some limits.

    • Myers Hinder/or Help principle is great is what I meant to say, above!
      Defining how a team can best communicate together for the good of the team and the business can only be a great thing.
      I particularly like the creative thoughts and encoraging diversity.
      There are too many ‘yes’ men/women in business, within a team, always wanting to agree with the boss and it helps to bounce ideas off someone who is in favour of another way of doing something so that you explore all avenues.
      Not necessarily to comply with what an individual thinks…for the good of the team, though.

      Certainly a help where I am concerned.

  3. Our limits are boundless. we need to find exactly how far we can push to get the maximum out of ourselves.
    Bit like a racing driver taking that bend, on the limit.

  4. Perhaps this could be used for sportsmen too to understand certain personality traits and differences. Would be extremely interesting and topical at present!

  5. Another classic Naked Leader week, so enjoyable and original, David, congratulations to Jules for a fab input.
    Love the get what you can out of the particular ‘type’ the person is.
    Wonderful stuff.

  6. 100& behind that idea. Simply great way to get under the skin of an employee and to find out their true strenghs for the good of the company.

  7. The poll is 70-30 as I type this, in favour.
    The table never lies, as they say.
    Great idea, should be adopted universally.

  8. Looking forward to the hinder, can there really be an argument for that? Fascinating. Bring it on.

  9. I note that the tide changed towards ‘hinder’ after my last comment(this pithy indulgence in self-gratification is very ENTP…)

    Let me also repeat that I have a stronger preference in using the principles of MBTI (via the ‘best-fit’ discussion, and without a report) on an individual level, and not so much with teams, where I do not believe that the claimed amazing results are achieved at all.

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