Saturday, May 16, 2009

MBTI for Success

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy

The origin of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment goes to Carl Gustav Jung who laid foundation for this and the same was further developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers during the World War II. It was developed for the women entering the industrial workforce. The intention was to ensure that the women felt comfortable to work during war time jobs.

What is MBTI?

The MBTI is a psychometric instrument helps in finding out how people perceive the world and others in taking decisions. This psychometric instrument lists out the psychological differences into four dichotomies (Extraversion Introversion, Sensing iNtuition, Thinking Feeling, Judging Perceiving) which results into 16 possible psychological types. For instance, all these 16 types are listed out like ISTJ, ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ, ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP, ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENTP, ESTJ, ESFJ, ENFJ and ENTJ. It reveals from these tests that there is nothing right or wrong with the people’s preferences.

It is believed that the people who are sensing look within five senses. In contrast, the people who are intuitive look beyond five senses for patterns and meaning. In a nutshell, sensors are present focused while the intuitors are future focused by nature.

Leadership Material:

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The research reveals that people with Thinking and Judging –TJ possess leadership material. It is because leaders need to possess the qualities of deep thinking and judging the people to carry them forward. Therefore, the people who possess TJ in their categories are sure to succeed as leaders. There are several advantages of taking MBTI test which are stated below.

Merits of MBTI:

“It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (aka areté) every day...for the unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates

• MBTI is widely used in corporate training for leadership development, team building skills, coaching, mentoring and marketing.
• It is very much useful for youth especially in the area of career counseling so that they can choose the right career and succeed professionally.
• It enhances the chances for students to succeed in interviews as well.
• It helps working professionals to face the challenges as they get to know about themselves thoroughly.
• It helps in getting into the right education based on aptitude thus enhancing the learning curve.
• It helps in SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and for problem solving.


“Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul.” - James Allen

MBTI is useful to all be it for students, teachers, entrepreneurs, professionals etc., It helps in categorizing and classifying what group individuals belong. Therefore, they can make use of this test for their personal and professional growth. There are several online tests. Therefore, it is advisable to take the test and rate themselves. Besides, there is extra information about the global celebrities and personalities who belong to each category. MBTI helps in taking inspiration from such successful personalities.

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laxmi swetha2009 said...

you can explain more about it in breif .sir,For instance, all these 16 types are listed out like ISTJ, ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ, ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP, ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENTP, ESTJ, ESFJ, ENFJ and ENTJ.

were it can avaliable

i got only this


its good to share subject in these topic

laxmi swetha2009 said...

as i feel that almost in india
mbti is not started in most of areas .if it is started(awareness) ---school level we can see better india

in these cases(demerits )...
1. decrease in harrasement,
2.for getting less marks --studnets are dead..n
3.finding no joint famliy
4.no old people to teach moral story ti kid in their famliy.
5.husband n wife misunderstanding

it can develop in these areas//


1.happy famliy--like joint famliys
2.understand eachother(friends)
3.encourage--to get good marks
4.no mental harrasement
5.good teaching school (mentally)
6.good parent(what is importance of love in this world)

lack in:-

in usa,mbti is given in school level for each and everystudent.

i love my india n i wanted to see my india.