Understanding Personality Preferences

Understanding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the most widely used tools for personal and team development. This research-based self-assessment has been used in organizations for more than 40 years with very practical applications. Insights gained by understanding type preferences can be used to:

  • Improve workplace communications
  • Increase self awareness
  • Resolve conflict more efficiently
  • Build team synergy and performance

Prior to the workshop, participants will complete the MBTI online. During the session, participants will engage in experiential activities to better understand the different preferences, and how these preferences combine to describe 16 distinctive personality types. Each person will receive a personal feedback report, and identify their “best fit” type. With this insight, participants will reflect on their individual work context and identify opportunities where they might adapt their style to best suit particular situations.


  • Use the MBTI to increase self-awareness of individual personality preferences
  • Recognize differences in four areas of personality preferences
  • Use the MBTI to understand and appreciate differences among self and others
  • Recognize how awareness of personality preferences can bring benefit to workplace interactions including meeting management, individual and group decision- making and general communication
  • Apply understanding of Type to their own work context and identify behavioral shifts and strategies that will have a positive impact


  • Introduction to Type and the MBTI
  • Four Preference Pairs and Interactive Exercises
  • Interpreting Your Results from the MBTI
  • Applying Type in the Work Context (How Type Shows Up in Meetings, Decision Making, and Communication)

Target Audience: Leaders and employees across all areas and levels 

Length: 3 or 4 Hours

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