What is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator?

The MBTI STEP I questionnaire is based on a personality framework that will help you explore your preferences for taking in information and making decisions.  The framework also looks at where you prefer to focus your attention and how you prefer to live your life. It will give you information about your preferred style of working and interacting with other people.

Ways of gaining and using energy

Extraversion (E)

You focus on the outside world to get energy through interacting with people and/or doing things

Introversion(I)

You focus on your inner world to get energy through reflecting on information, ideas, and/or concepts

Sensing (S)

You notice and trust facts, details and present realities

Intuition (N)

You attend to and trust interrelationships, theories and future possibilities

Thinking (T)

You make decisions using logical, objective analysis

Feeling (F)

You make decisions by applying person-centred values

Judging (J)

You tend to be organised and orderly, and to make decisions quickly

Perceiving ℗

You tend to be flexible and adaptable, and to keep your options open as long as possible

The range of possible uses of the results is very wide.  Applications include:

  • Developing effective teams
  • Improving communication and resolving conflict
  • Identifying leadership style
  • Enhancing personal development
  • Exploring problem-solving and learning styles
  • Understanding reactions to change and stress
  • Career development

The MBTI STEP II helps you to explore the next level of type identification and the ways that you use the twenty facets of the Step 1 preferences.  It gives more information about personality type by identifying five facets for each of the four categories of the MBTI type system.

Extraversion (E)

Initiating; Expressive; Gregarious ; Active; Enthusiastic

Introversion(I)

Receiving: Contained; Intimate; Reflective; Quiet

Sensing (S)

Concrete; Realistic; Practical; Experiential; Traditional

Intuition (N)

Abstract: Imaginative; Conceptual; Theoretical; Original

Thinking (T)

Logical; Reasonable; Questioning; Critical; Tough

Feeling (F)

Empathetic; Compassionate; Accommodating; Accepting; Tender

Judging (J)

Systematic; Planful; Early Starting; Scheduled; Methodical

Perceiving ℗

Casual; Open-ended; Pressure-Prompted; Spontaneous; Emergent