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Preparing for MBTI Certification

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I’m preparing for my MBTI certification seminar the week of February 15th in San Francisco.  This is fascinating stuff.  For those of you who might not know, MBTI is the acronym for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, an questionnaire developed to make Carl Jung’s threory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life.  Simply put, the results of the MBTI provide you with a multi-faceted picture of your unique psychological preferences.  Click here if you’d like to read a little bit more about the instrument and the research behind it.

The assessment identifies four different preferences: Extroversion – Introversion, Sensing-INtuition, Thinking-Feeling, and Judging-Perceiving.  The first scale, E – I, identifies where you prefer to focus your attention: outward or inward.  The second, S – N, identifies how you prefer to take in information.  The third, T – F identifies how you make decisions.  Finally, the fourth, J-P, identifies how you deal with the outer world.

What I appreciate about this work is that it sheds light on the different gifts we bring to a group.  Each of us has unique behavioral styles that when matched with other styles makes our world dynamic and interesting.

Those of you who know me well, already know that my preferences are ENFP.  I  prefer to focus on people and activity (E), take in information by seeing the big picture (N), use my feelings in decision making (F), and live in a flexible, spontaneous way (P).  People with ENFP preferences are generally believed to “see life as full of possibilities”.  That’s me!  And, that’s how BWR Consulting approaches work with clients.  We look for what is possible instead of what is wrong.

There’s a lot to learn before my certification.  And, I’m really excited about how, once certified, I can help clients understand their preferences in order to achieve even better results.  I’ll keep you posted on the process, and let you know what I learn.

With appreciation,


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