Have you ever received differing results when you have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) multiple times? It’s actually quite common.
Yes, people can worry about this. But don’t, it isn’t about boxing you in at all!
So, have you decided you ‘can’t’ do something because of your type? Or is it more likely ‘won’t’!?
All Introverts are shy and all shy people are Introverts.
It’s a common misconception though, and one that Introverts can find frustrating!
When it comes to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Framework, the term Introvert relates to how you gain energy or recharge your energy levels when you are drained.
Introverts are energised by having time alone to reflect after a busy day of interacting with others and may ‘pass’ on an invitation to socialise after work, preferring a quiet evening in with a good book to recharge. But this can be misinterpreted as shyness.
It will tell me what job to apply for.
Now this is an interesting one.
It’s not absolutely true, but it’s a great place to start!
Knowing your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality type will give you an indication of the sorts of work environments and tasks that are likely to be most satisfying for you.
Putting capability aside, we can all do any job, and work in ways that don’t match our natural preferences, but this can be very draining.
The MBTI can help me to hire the right person.
That’s a no!
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) framework should NOT be used as part of the recruitment process and here are a few reasons why:
However, once you HAVE recruited someone to your team, the MBTI framework is a fabulous tool to develop their self-awareness and highlight their strengths as well as appreciate how others in the team may work.
The MBTI is a test.
No, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) framework is NOT a test, and don’t worry, there are no right or wrong answers; you select the answers that best fit you.
We can think that our approach is best, but we can benefit from working with people that are different to us. When you take the MBTI it helps you to understand how you prefer to gather information, this can be through using your senses or through using your intuition.