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Here is the documentation of the theoretical framework from the personality workshop.
If you already participated in the self management workshop you can use this material to come back to the core concepts. If you have been handed this link as preparation for a workshop or a coaching meeting, use this as a starting point and prepare to explore further when we meet!
- An introduction to personality
- MBTI Questionnaire at the workshop or free online personality instrument
- The theoretical framework MBTI, including self-assessment
- Sum it up: What is your type?
Step 1/4: Introduction to personality in Self Leadership
- Introduction to personality
- Our approach to objective and subjective truth
- Intro to Jungian theory of personality
- What do we mean by ”preference”?
You will need:
- pen and paper (yes, the physical thing, not your phone or computer!)
- 45-60 minutes of focused time
Step 2/4: mbti Questionnaire
You might have done personality profiles before. If not, you will for sure when you apply for jobs or go to leadership trainings in the future! There are many elaborate personality assessment tools out there and they are useful, but we urge you to never overestimate the outcome of a personality report and underestimate your own experience.
If you are preparing for a workshop, we will look at the original MBTI when we meet. Before you go to the next step of the preparations, fill out this free online version now: https://www.16personalities.com/
When you have a profile from the online 16 Personalities tool or from the MBTI, remember to hold it lightly. This is not the truth. It’s a form based on theory. As you go through the MBTI theory you will do a self-assessment along the way. This self-assessment might be more true to you than the questionnaire! So, you should now have a hypothesis from a questionnaire. Let’s jump into the theory!
STEP 3/4: MBTI Core Theory – four pairs of opposites
Extraversion (E) – intraversion (I)
This pair of opposites is about how we source and direct our energy. We all need and use both, but we tend to have a preference.
SENSING (S) – intuition (N)
This pair of opposites is about how we take in information and what kind of information we trust the most. We all need and use both, but we tend to have a preference.
Thinking (T) – feeling (F)
This pair of opposites is about how we make decisions and come to conclusions. We all need and use both, but we tend to have a preference.
Judging (J) – perceIving (P)
This pair of opposites is about how we prefer to organise our life and work. We all need and use both, but we tend to have a preference.
Step 4/4: SUM IT – What is your type?
You should now have all four letter of preference that make up your four letter profile, for example ”INTP” or ”ENFJ”. Are you not clear about your preference for one or several of the four? That’s perfectly OK.
The main point in this context is not trying to capture any objective truth, but rather to reflect, engage in self-observation and conversations about how we all function in different ways.
Questions & Answers
Here are a few links and resources around questions we often get:
- How frequent is my type? What is the distribution between the preferences?
Official MBTI type table
16 Personalities World Map
The maps look slightly different between the two tools, partly due to method and partly to when the data was compiled
- Is Sweden different from other countries?
This you will discover, now that you are here! 16 Personalities has compiled this profile of Sweden.
- Is this really the best tool? What about the science behind the MBTI – support and critique
There is no best tool for all purposes. This wikipedia page actually has a pretty well balanced section on this.
Our main point is that the scientific mindset does not apply to inner development in the same way as it does to the external world. Growing as a person is more art than science, if you ask us. And please, do ask us and argue with us!
Our work is influenced by phenomenology, systemic theory and psychosynthesis.
- ”I think I have one MBTI-type in private and a different one professionally”
This is probably about you skilfully adapting to the needs of different situations. Usually what we consider our ”private” side holds more of your true preference.