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FAQs

  • What is the MBTI?

    MBTI stands for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This is a survey containing 93 questions designed to identify your preferences.

  • +Why should I take the MBTI?

    The MBTI gives you insight into your most basic preferences. Through these results you will gain awareness about yourself and how you are similar to or different from others. After taking the type indicator, and learning its significance, you will be able to understand the impact and the power that preferences have on your relationships.

  • +What does “type” mean?

    The results from the MBTI indicate your preferences. These preferences can be expressed through sixteen different combinations of letters. Though assigning a “type” seems to take away individuality, the MBTI does not restrict you in any way. Rather, your type is a reflection of your preferences—not what you can or cannot do, but what you prefer.

  • +How long does it take?

    A group class takes a half day or a full day depending on your needs.

  • +Can you just administer the MBTI for me?

    Yes, the MBTI takes about twenty minutes or less. After I tally the questionnaire, we will meet to discuss the results. This discussion takes approximately an hour and a half—in person or over the phone.

  • +What about ROI?

    When you understand how to manage yourself you can make better choices. When you understand differences in others, you can be more aware of how preference impacts choices and decisions in your workplace. By increasing effective communication, you will increase effective operations.

  • +What about costs?

    There are different cost structures for individuals, students and teachers, and companies depending on the amount of effort required for the customization

  • +What about couples

    I administer the MBTI to couples. My consulting has proven useful in helping couples understand and appreciate each other’s differences. And no, usually differences are not a deliberate attempt to irritate each other.

  • +Can you give this to my spouse, partner, parents, etc. after I have received the MBTI?

    Yes, and we are often asked to administer the MBTI to friends or family—assuming they want it.

  • +Is there a follow-up?

    Of course, depending on your needs. Some people just want a better understanding or more in-depth knowledge once they have a chance to digest what they have learned. In many cases, after teams get their results they are interested in learning how to work with each other’s specific differences in a harmonious and effective way.

  • +Is there an age limit?

    The MBTI can be given from age 14 and up. Recently, I have administered the MBTI to a gentleman 91 years young who volunteered his age and even provided a testimonial.

  • +What if my staff doesn’t want to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

    The MBTI does not measure skill or ability, it is not an indicator of intelligence or mental health, or a predictor of success. It helps you understand your preferences. If someone does not want to participate, then do not force him or her. We have never had anyone in the workplace refuse, but you never know.

  • +I’ve already done all of this Myers-Briggs stuff at my previous workplace, must I go through it again?

    Although your true preferences do not change, it is always useful to refresh your knowledge—this may mean participating in the workshop without necessarily retaking the MBTI. This is important especially if you are going into the workshop with your current team. During the individualized workshop, we will discuss issues that concern your specific team’s preferences.

  • +Do you administer the MBTI to families?

    Yes. The MBTI can be given to the entire family in one workshop, an individual, or any combination of individuals. It depends on what each family wants. Often families find understanding preferences can help improve communications, decision making, and relationships.