MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)

Do you like an agenda driven meeting or do you like a more discursive approach? Would you rather work in a bustling office with plenty of conversation or in quieter office with space for thinking and reflection? 

Our complexity and uniqueness is what makes us human but the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can increase our understanding of our own and others' basic preferences and increase our self-awareness.  It will give you an indication of what informs our decisions, how we communicate and the type of work that keeps us engaged and energised.   

Based on Carl Jung's Psychological Types, the questionnaire was designed on the premise that differences in behaviour result from people’s tendencies to use their minds in different ways. As people act on these tendencies, they develop patterns of behaviour or preferences. The MBTI questionnaire explores these individual preferences.

There are 16 different psychological types - all equally valuable, with inherent strengths and blind spots. Type does not determine intelligence nor predict success nor does it indicate how well adjusted anyone will be. It does however aim to help us understand ourselves and those around us better.

How do I avail of an MBTI session?

An MBTI session involves completing an online questionnaire followed by a one-to-one consultation with one of our MBTI facilitators.  If you are interested in learning more how the MBTI can be used as a developmental tool for individuals or for your team, contact staffdevelopment@ucd.ie.