I’ve had “get MBTI qualified” on my list of goals for several years now (if you haven’t guessed, that’s a dead give away that I’m definitely not a “J” – I like to keep things pretty open ended!). I’m happy to say that I’ve now finally bit the bullet and signed up for a training class in September.
I really started to get into type and temperament when Brian and I took a couples workshop in 1999 through Susan Nash, author of Turning Team Performance Inside Out. My friend Courtney introduced me to her back in our change management consulting days at Accenture while she was helping Susan co-author the book Dating, Mating and Relating. Brian and I learned so much about each other’s preferences and styles. That really helped shed light on the dynamics in our relationship and helped bring us closer together. We discovered that we don’t share any functions – he senses and I intuit, he thinks and I feel. Let’s just say this can make for interesting conversations and decision-making! So once we understood our natural modes of operating, we gained an appreciation for the different perspectives and strengths we both bring to the table.
I’ve started to bring MBTI into my coaching with clients who already know their type. We’ve uncovered lots of juicy insights about natural gifts and tendencies. Plus, it’s helped to shed light on places to grow into more. YOU: Being More Effective in Your MBTI Type is a great book that provides specific suggestions and development plans to be more effective on the job.
- What Type Am I?: The Myers-Brigg Type Indication Made Easy
- The 16 Personality Types
- Please Understand Me II
Being the INFP that I am, I’m always seeking to discover more about myself and to find meaning in the world around me. I want to make a positive difference according to my values and I want to help people. Given all that, it makes total sense that I’m pursuing this valuable personal growth tool and am wanting to share it with others.
[tags]MBTI, Myers-Briggs, temperament, personality types, INFP, life coaching, team building[/tags]