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1Self-Reflection Exercise #3: Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorSelf-Reflection Exercise #3: Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorBUSI2033 Organizational Behaviour and ManagementProfessor Tom McKaigPrepared by Melissa Lecky
2Self-Reflection Exercise #3: Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorIntroductionUnderstanding your true personality and potential can open up your eyes to newpossibilities in your life. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is set toThe Myers-Briggstype indicator (MBTI) technique is “a method based on the personality theory of Jung. Thetechnique was developed by Katharine C. Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers duringWorld War II to assist in fitting a person to a job and vice versa” (Cohen, et al., 2013, p. 79). Thisreport will provide insight on my MBTI result and some analysis how I could improve myself incertain dimensions.BodyAfter attempting the MTBI 72-question quiz, the results demonstrated that I have anENFJ personality. It did also mentions that I could be ESFJ since “it appears that I havemarginalor no(3%) preference of Intuition over Sensing, characteristics of more than one personalitytype may apply to me” (website Humanmetrics). I was not surprised about being an extravert as Ihave noticed this since my early twenties. However, I was surprised on how accurate thebreakdown of personality was. It described my ambition to learn each day, to juggleresponsibilities or projects simultaneously. It was also described my intuitive and sympatheticnature; something I did not expect it would pick up on. I definitely align with all four-personalitydimensions, as a result of the quiz. Each dimension describes in detail how I approach certainsituations in life (e.g. organized, uncluttered office, my resilience, etc.).MBTI is definitely something I will use in my workplace. It is useful for individuals(employees) and for managers to better understand their surroundings. As Freeland states “my
3Self-Reflection Exercise #3: Myers-Briggs Type Indicatorbasic premise for all is: If I can better understand myself and you, I can better communicate withyou; understand your needs in a conversation or a work environment; value and appreciate howyou are different from me; learn why those difference are important and necessary; capitalize onthose differences and similarities; and most important, see how we can have fun and laughinstead of a having a workplace with tension and conflict that often results because we don’t taketime to get to know each other” (2010, p.14). I will take Freeland’s advice and utilize this toolwith my co-worker to better understand them.ConclusionThe Myers-Briggs Type indicator has definitely given me some insight how to develop mypersonality even further but strengthening my weak features. I will definitely use this test withinmy workplace to better understand my coworkers and newly hired employees. By utilizing thistool, a manager can better understand employee’s strengths and weaknesses, and place them incertain departments or jobs that are better suited for them; all for the purpose of thecompany’s success and creating a win-win environment.

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