PS271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Isabel Briggs Myers, Psychological Types, Team Building

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Should be asking who am i?
o What are my values, skills, interests and PERSONALITY and how does this translate into a meaningful career path
What is Personality TYPE??
Based on Carl Jug’s Theory of Psychological Types (1921) to classify and understand human preferences and behaviours
Theory explains the normal differences that exist among ppl and gives language for understanding differences
Jung believed human behaviors:
o Had some predictability
o Could be described in terms of preferences
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
MBTI
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WWII constructive use of differences
Psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences identified by Jung
Typefocus is an abbreviated version of MBTI
TYPE Today
Most widely used personality assessment globally
Explains some of the atural siilarities ad differees ithi oral* populatio (the grip’)
o When someone is operating in their inferior function and not dominant (not their best)
Measures PREFERENCES not aptitudes or competence
Personality Type Theory
We use all parts
But not all at once or with equal confidence
Type is aout atural preferee ot aout hat is right/rog or better/worse
Personality Type Theory maintains that we have ONE true, genuine self that remains relatively consistent throughout our lives
o Work with what is comfortable and always tend to stray back to that
What does it Measure?
Type bar graph indicates consistency of your response, not actual ability or skills
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Value of Understanding TYPE
Understand, appreciate and resolve conflict
Stress mgt
Team building and dynamics
Professional and career development
Uses of MBTI
Type is used as a tool in:
o Personal counselling : including marriage and family counselling
o Team management : as a tool for improving team performance
o Hiring and job evaluation : as a tool for indenting required abilities and screening candidates
o Career assessment and mgt : used to assist individuals w identifying potential careers and managing careers
Introduction to Dichotomies
ORIENTATION TO ENERGY
Extraverts ppl energized by the outer world; active; breadth of interest ; thrive on interaction ; outgoing ; talk through things
Introverts energized by innter world ; focus on thoughts, concepts ; reflective ; depth of interest ; understand it before you live
it ; inwardly directed ; think things through
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