founder of naked leader
Time to Read: It’s not for me to decide!
Last week Jules Peck, Naked Leader Coach says helps!
This week I say Hinder!
Who do you agree with? The poll is above
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.
It’s because you have chosen to make these things happen – or to be exact, because you choose, and have chosen, to make these things happen, based on those choices you believe that you have, based on your self – perception – how you see yourself.
And therein lies the reason, the danger and most of all, the scientific evidence that MBTI is more a hinder than a help.
MBTI labels you with a perception of yourself that is a placebo – if someone from a position of authority suggests something is true (MBTI) and it is in your perceived self-interest (it is, because it gives you an “insight” into your favourite subject – yourself) you will believe and do (live) it.
By answering a series of questions, we may discover that we are an Introvert, not an Extrovert, and perhaps that we are Logical, more than Emotional.
And, please don’t believe me on this, conduct your own experiment:
Next time you do a personality test of any kind that involves the dreaded extremes of “introvert” or “extrovert” – and someone comes out as an “introvert”, tell them they have come out as an “extrovert”.
And watch what happens – the person will contribute a lot more, the company will get more from them and everyone will have a lot more fun.
I hear you cry – “isn’t that unethical”?
Not half as unethical as the constant ‘what’s wrong with you’ labels.
Personality tools like Myers Briggs provide an insight into one thing and one thing alone – our chosen style of behaviour. Nothing more, nothing less.
And that will vary according to our environment, our age and how we feel at any one point in time.
Mind you, when I did Myers Briggs, according to Jules, I came out as an ARSE – so what do I know?
If you missed last weeks – It’s here
With my love and best wishes