What is it?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based on the theory of
Carl Gustav Jung’s psychological types and developed over many years into practical and well researched use by a mother and daughter team, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers.
It is now used worldwide and has been translated into a
number of different languages.
By understanding and valuing the differences between types, individually and in a group setting, we come to appreciate what each can bring. There are many applications of the MBTI®: it is certainly a tool of development and personal/spiritual growth, as it can take us into what Jung called “the shadow-side of the personality”. Excellent too for team building, coaching, leadership, change and stress, communication and can help in conflict resolution.
Essential to the MBTI® is that it is CONFIDENTIAL TO THE PERSON. Sharing with another calls for the express –
and unpressured – permission of the person concerned. It is not a tool for selection (an unethical use of the MBTI®). It is simply a way to look at a person’s “preferred” way of looking at the world, collecting information and making decisions and to value that others do these differently.
Ann O’Sullivan offers a basic introduction to the MBTI® on a 1:1 basis, with sessions lasting from 1½ hours currently at a cost of £50 per hour (including materials). Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups/organisations.
The workshops in this booklet are planned for
registered practitioners of the MBTI® and those well versed in the instrument. All workshops include input, experiential exercises, individual and group work.