IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE
When you find out your Myers-Briggs personality type, you will gain the self-awareness to be able to express who you are and what your natural strengths and stretches are.
FIND OUT WHAT WILL BRING YOU GENUINE HAPPINESS
You can learn what comes to you easily and what activities are likely to put your brain in flow. You can seek out opportunities to put your natural talents to use and make sure that your lifestyle is a good fit for your personality preferences.
BE MINDFUL WHEN HAVING TO STRETCH YOURSELF
You can learn what kinds of activities are likely to take more effort and what kinds of environments are likely to be draining for you. You can intentionally choose when and in what circumstances it’s worth it to stretch yourself and when you’d prefer to avoid the extra stress.
IDENTIFY CAREER MATCHES
Not 100% happy with your career? The MBTI® can shed light on the factors behind that dissatisfaction. This in turn will highlight what to look for when you consider alternative career paths. You can also find out what careers are popular among other people who share your personality type.
LEARN YOUR STRESS RESPONSE & STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING THIS BETTER
You can become aware of your type’s typical stress triggers, your type’s typical short-term and chronic stress reactions, and the ways other people of your type have found to regain equilibrium.
BECOME MORE SUCCESSFUL AT ESTABLISHING NEW HABITS
If you have a hard time following an exercise program or establishing other wellness habits, you can find out what typically works for your personality type so that you can better set yourself up for success.
BECOME MORE SKILLFUL AT NAVIGATING RELATIONSHIPS
Personality type theory explains why you immediately click with some people and why getting along with others is so difficult. When you learn to understand personality types , you can adjust your expectations, appreciate people for who they are, and learn how best to approach people with personality preferences different from yours. You can also enhance your own ability to communicate effectively and manage conflict productively.
START MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
You can become aware of your type’s typical decision-making style and what perspectives your type is less likely to consider. You can learn how to overcome those blind spots and learn what questions to ask yourself in order to make sure you are making a well-rounded decision.
HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT YOUR MBTI® TYPE?
IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR TYPE YET
There are many ways to go about finding out your personality type, but the most important thing to know is that the best person to decide your type is YOU! Nobody else can tell you what YOUR preferences are. Although assessments can be used as one tool that informs the typing process, they are not meant to be taken without self-reflection.
As a Certified MBTI® Practitioner, it would be unethical of me to let someone take the assessment without a follow-up meeting to explain the results and discuss the extent to which they resonate with the client.
With that being said, here are your options for finding out your personality type:
- Take one of the free assessments online. I would, however, recommend checking the credentials of whoever designed the assessment and whether the assessment has been scientifically validated. And I would also recommend combining the results with a self assessment.
- Take the official MBTI® with an interpretation by a certified administrator. No, it won’t be free, but the official MBTI® is backed up by – literally – several decades of development and refinement and more than 10,000 research papers. All sessions are conducted online via Zoom.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR TYPE
If you are already somewhat familiar with the MBTI®, but feel conflicted about your type, here is how I can help you:
- You can avail of a Type Clarification Session. During this 60-minute session, we’ll confirm your “known” preferences, discuss typical reasons for type confusion, and spend the majority of the time focusing on the differences between the two types you can’t decide between.
IF YOU KNOW YOUR TYPE AND WANT TO FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY IT
If you are already certain you know your type and want to move forward with using your type for self-development & life improvement, you might be interested in some of my applied MBTI® coaching sessions. Potential topics include:
- Type Dynamics and Development
- Your Type and Stress
- Your Type and Relationship – Communication & Conflict
- Your Type and Change
- Your Type and Decision making
The content of this article/blog is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute advice
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