Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) For Professional Development

Offering individual and group assessment of personality through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) for professional development and growth in person (Burlington) and virtually online (across Ontario).

What is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is a widely used personality assessment tool that helps individuals and groups understand their personality traits and how they perceive and interact with the world around them. The MBTI® was developed by psychologists Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, and is based on the theories of psychiatrist Carl Jung.

The MBTI® assesses four dimensions of personality:

  1. Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I): This dimension measures how an individual gets their energy and how they prefer to interact with others. Those who score higher in extraversion tend to be outgoing and enjoy being around people, while those who score higher in introversion tend to be more reserved and prefer to be alone or in smaller groups.
  2. Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N): This dimension measures how an individual processes information and makes decisions. Those who score higher in sensing tend to rely on concrete facts and details, while those who score higher in intuition tend to be more imaginative and open to new ideas.
  3. Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F): This dimension measures how an individual makes decisions and handles emotions. Those who score higher in thinking tend to be more logical and objective, while those who score higher in feeling tend to be more empathetic and consider the feelings of others.
  4. Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P): This dimension measures how an individual approaches the outer world and makes plans. Those who score higher in judging tend to be more organized and structured, while those who score higher in perceiving tend to be more flexible and adaptable.

There are 16 possible personality types.

Based on the scores in each of these dimensions, individuals are assigned a four-letter personality type, such as ENFJ (extraverted, intuitive, feeling, judging) or ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking, judging).

How can the MBTI® help with professional growth?

The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator is often used in a variety of settings, including personal development, education, career counselling, and as a tool for professional development growth. It can be helpful in understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and in finding a career or other activities that are a good fit for your personality. We offer implementation of the MBTI® into individual psychotherapy session as well as offer group MBTI® assessment options for professional growth and team development.

The MBTI® and Clinical Supervision

Are you a clinical psychotherapy supervisor looking for ways to enhance your supervision skills and support the growth and development of your supervisees? Have you considered implementing understanding of your personalities to support the overall supervision relationship?

The MBTI® offers a range of features and benefits specifically designed to meet the needs of clinical psychotherapy supervisors and their professional growth and development. Some of these include:

  • Improve self awareness: The MBTI® provides supervisors an opportunity to learn their own personality traits and preferences to help them become more self-aware and better equipped to manage their emotions and behaviours in supervision. This can be useful for supervisors who are looking to identify areas of their own growth and development, and find ways to improve their supervision skills.
  • Create a positive and productive supervision relationship: The MBTI® provides help in better understanding the personality traits and preferences of your supervisees. This can be particularly useful for supervisors who are looking to tailor communication and feedback to the needs and strengths of your supervisee.
  • Identify areas of potential growth and development in your supervisees: The MBTI® offers indicators of areas of strengths and difficulties to support the supervisees in their growth and development in psychotherapy. This can be especially helpful for supervisees who are struggling with balancing their own insights and interpretations with being more open to other perspectives or implementing theory with step by step processes.
  • Saves time: The MBTI® supervision package includes a direct link to the inventory, a group assessment provided by a certified MBTI® professional, and copies of thorough report to help you manage your supervision workload more effectively. This can be a great time-saver for busy supervisors who are juggling multiple supervisees and responsibilities.

MBTI® for Clinical Supervisors

With our MBTI® supervision package, you’ll have all the tools and resources you need to provide high-quality supervision and support the professional growth of your supervisees.

Introduction to the MBTI®

All participants will receive a welcome email package introducing you to the concept of personality type and the basic principles of the MBTI®. This includes an overview of the four dimensions of personality assessed by the MBTI® (extraversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, and judging vs. perceiving) and the 16 possible personality types.

At the bottom of the email will be a unique link (to all participants) to an online assessment tool of the MBTI®.

Interpretation of MBTI® results

  1. Once all participants have completed the MBTI® assessment, the next step is to help them understand and interpret their results. A group presentation will be scheduled with our certified MBTI® professional (minimum of 3 hours – depending on the size of the group). This presentation will provide information about the characteristics and tendencies of each personality type, and helping participants to understand how their personality type affects their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
  2. Applications of the MBTI®: After participants have a good understanding of their personality type, the next step is to explore the practical applications of the MBTI®. This could include discussing how personality type affects communication, decision-making, career choices, and relationships.
  3. Integration and action planning: The final step of the program is to help participants integrate their understanding of their personality type and apply it to their personal and professional lives. This could involve setting goals and developing an action plan for using their MBTI® insights to make positive changes in their lives.
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Justine Fram, RP (Qualifying)

Certified MBTI® Professional

Hi, I’m Justine.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Certified  MBTI® Professional, and currently completing my counselling internship under the supervision of Christina Janiga. I have administered and implemented the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator for individuals and groups across various settings. This includes working with individuals in search of a career suited to their personality, and as a professional tool for group settings to help them with both professional growth and team development.

I enjoy working with this tool to help people increase their self-awareness into their own inner identity, identifying their innate strengths, and then implementing strategies to harness their strengths to improve their overall confidence, communication, and growth.

 

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