Meyers-Briggs INTRO – charts (Part 1b)




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REMINDER: When people consistently differ from each other in how they see & interact with the world (different MBTI types), it’s only reasonable  they’ll differ in their interests, reactions, values, motivations & skills.

Our TYPE is Innate, Observable
TYPE can be Influenced
TYPE is not a box, not an excuse
TYPE indicates Preferences, Not skills
TYPE is a life-long Journey
E = ‘I have to experience life to understand it’
Stop by to see me. Communication: Talk it out
I = ‘I have to understand life to experience it’
Do not disturb. Communication: Think it thru
J = ‘I run my life.  Work: Glad this is done’
Joy of closure
P = ‘I live my life’. Work: I have plenty of time
Joy of process

 S = ‘I need to work thru a problem to see a result’
This was great for the price. Communication: Specifics
N = ‘I see results/solutions to problems at the beginning’
This just gave me a great new idea! Communication: Big picture

T = ‘I can be insensitive’.  Work : She has good credentials. 
Logical implication
F = ‘I can be too sensitive’. Boss re. candidate: I like him. 
Impact on people
👨🏻‍🏫👩🏽‍🏫WORK The middle two letters of our specific type are the best predictor of career choice. (
ST, SF, NT, NF Being in the wrong job for our type makes the job difficult & make us feel like a failure, while being in the appropriate job/career guarantees success, even when there are things we may not like about it, or if it takes time & effort to ‘get it right’! (More….)
NUANCES (facets)
The official MBTI typing instrument is made up of 93 questions. It provides the taker with the 4-letter code we’re most familiar with (ISFP, ENFJ….), the Type that stays with us throughout life. It also identifies where we fall on a continuum of 20 sets of nuances,(see below) 5 per preference. Using our various facets makes it possible to fall in a mid-zone within our type, & allows us to say that how we act depends on the situation!

EXP: Some Thinkers are wired to respond with certain facets of Feeling in special circumstances, some Judgers can be casual when feeling safe, some Introverts will be gregarious in certain contexts. …. In other words, we’re not all typical.
These possibilities are not allowed for in short-form questionnaires

The following CHARTS explain the 40 possible aspects that make up all the expressions of personality type, including the out-of-preference/ atypical facets.
Each of us is a unique mixture of our Type’s 20 nuances. It all comes down to brain plumbing.  (More re. Brain in future posts ). So an ESTJ would have 5 Extrovert, 5 Sensate, 5 Thinking & 5 Judging possible characteristics…..
• You may identify as an Introvert (I), which is your innate preference which will include facets commonly displayed by Is, & some that are outside your category. This means that an Introvert could have 4 (I) nuances & 1 usually preferred by Es.

CAVEAT: Popular on-line tests are weak or useless because they condense the # of Qs from the official / correct questionnaire, & also change some of the wording. This leads to homogenizing the outcome. Some people will fit the ‘box’ built into these tests, while others will be slightly off from their pre-set ‘norm’, making the conclusions unreliable. The missing “extra” Qs in the original/ official test, which may seem repetitious, are needed to capture those important nuances of personality type & cognitive function.


MBTI types & D.I.S.C. (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness)




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