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Using the MBTI In Career Decision Making Dr. Susan El – Shamy Senior Partner, Advancement Strategies, Inc. Purpose: o to gain a basic understanding of the MBTI and how it can be used in career decision making Objectives: o 1. review the 8 preferences and 16 types o 2. consider your own MBTI scores and what they can tell you about yourself o 3. Consider the implications of the MBTI for career development Some Things About the MBTI Origins: o Based on Carl Jung’s theory of perception and judgment o Developed by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers o In existence over 50 years; used world-wide; in many languages o 2 million+ assessments administered annually in the U.S. alone o One of the most valid, reliable, researched assessments in existence o Based on a ‘type theory’ of personality - innate qualities o Type tends to remain constant throughout life Scores: o No good or bad scores; used to understand individual differences o Split scores, or scores that are very close, may vary on different takings of the assessment, but one is slightly preferred over the other o Understand that the MBTI Describes rather than prescribes Describes preferences, not skills or abilities Says all preferences are equally important Is well documented and researched o Results are subject to a variety of influences. o Treat them with skepticism and individually verify. o Determine the type which best describes you. A Suggestion . . .
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o How many of you have your results with you? o Put them away and as we go through the eight preferences, consider what sounds like you and what doesn’t. o Take notes and after each description of a scale and its two preferences, write down your preference. o Finally, determine what your think is your four letter type and see how closely it matches your results. Four Scales and Eight Preferences o A Preference: a preferred way of doing something. Right-handed versus left-handed Each of the 4 MBTI scales has 2 preferences o When you use your preference, you are behaving naturally. When you are required to use the other preference, it takes extra work and you’re not as good at it. o We don’t always behave according to type preference o We modify our behaviors to receive rewards, avoid punishment, i.e. Morning person versus not-a-morning person
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