Have you ever wondered why certain people you work with, live with or are related to drive you crazy and other folks are so easy to be around? One of the reasons may have something to do with basic personality differences. The more you understand how similarities and differences affect relationships, the more effective you will be at interacting with those around you. The Myers-Briggs® Assessment is one tool we use to help you increase your effectiveness.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (or MBTI) is a written assessment that provides an individual with information about his/her personality within four key categories:

  • How a person relates to others
  • How a person takes in information
  • How a person makes decisions
  • How a person orders their life

Over the sixty years since its inception in 1943, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® has evolved and been improved through continual research and development of increasingly accurate questions.  The name of the assessment comes from its designers, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. The assessment is based upon the research of psychologist Carl Jung. CPP (Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.), which distributes the instrument, says this:

After more than 50 years, the MBTI® instrument continues to be the most trusted and widely used assessment in the world for understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others. More than 2 million assessments are administered to individuals—including employees of many Fortune 500 companies—annually in the United States alone. The MBTI family of tools reaches across the globe in 21 languages to help improve individual and team performance, nurture and retain top talent, develop leadership at every level of an organization, reduce workplace conflict, and explore the world of work.

Applications of this assessment are manifold and can benefit the Individual, Team or Organization. Benefits include:

  • Personal Growth and Awareness
  • Professional Development
  • Team Building
  • Management Development

Juanita Davies is qualified to administer and interpret the MBTI and J. Davies & Associates adheres to the ethical guidelines established by the developers and distributors of MBTI.  This means that we believe:

  • All types are valuable; no type is better, healthier, or more desirable in any way.
  • Because MBTI is an Indicator or Assessment and not a test, there are no right or wrong answers.
  • Type does not imply excellence, competence, or natural ability, only what is preferred.
  • Results provide a working hypothesis, a starting point for further exploration.
  • The respondent is the expert; the only person who can verify which type fits best.
  • Results are given directly to the respondent as part of an active discussion with a qualified administrator.
  • Type results are confidential and not given to anyone besides the respondent without permission.

At J. Davies & Associates, we use the administration and interpreting of MBTI as part of a Personal Development discussion, a Team Building workshop, an Executive Coaching session or as part of a Management or Supervisory Development process.

For samples of the reports provided by J.Davies & Associates as part of our Myers-Briggs assessment, please see these two samples:

Sample 1: Individual Report

Sample 2: Executive Report

For more information about the development and use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator you can visit their website at http://www.myersbriggs.org

® Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, and MBTI are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.

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