Each of us have a different way of taking in information, making decisions, and approaching life. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a tool that helps people gain insight to their own psychological ‘type’ preferences, which can help you understand natural differences among people.
Understanding your preferences and the preferences of others can be beneficial to you at work. It will enable you to approach your tasks, projects and coworkers in a way that suits your style, while
The eight opposing preferences
There are eight opposing preferences, or dichotomies, that will assess and identify your preference. A style is then based on those preferences. Those preferences include:
- Favorite world – Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
- Information – Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do your prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
- Decisions – When making decisions on the information you have taken in, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
- Structure – In dealing with the external world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open and flexible to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).