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Whether you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator years ago and are looking for a refresher, or are simply interested in learning more about the gold standard in personality testing, this is your chance to explore the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), the most utilized personality instrument in the world. You will leave this session with a better understanding of yourself and a better understanding of how to relate and communicate with those around you. We explore the background and theory of the MBTI as well as an overview of the four dichotomies that make up your MBTI type (Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-iNtuition, Thinking-Feeling, Judging-Perceiving).

Your instructor, Neil Ihde, founder of Life IQ and Type IQ, is a personality expert with an MA in Counseling, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Sociology.  In addition to 20 years of clinical and organizational psychology experience, Neil is not only a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Consultant, but has achieved the prestigious title of Master Practitioner.  A Master Practitioner MBTI Consultant has demonstrated their expertise through a volume of client contact hours and additional training and workshops. CPP®, the publisher of the MBTI, selected Neil as an exemplary ICON® (Independent Consultant) and featured him in a 2008 ad campaign.  Neil has been an author and contributor to the Myers-Briggs ICON website. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the foundational principles and theory of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Identify how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is utilized in the workplace
  • Identify the four purposes for experiencing the MBTI
  • Identify the distinguishing characteristics of each preference in the four MBTI dichotomies (Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-iNtuition, Thinking-Feeling, Judging-Perceiving)
Last updated/reviewed: November 23, 2019

60 Reviews (211 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
Good refresher of the MBTI. I had evaluated my type indicators quite a while ago and found that a couple of my preferences had changed over time (Judging - Perceiving dichotomy) Course covers decent amount of ground in approx 1hr, so a pretty efficient learning module.
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Anonymous Author
I found this course very interesting. It provided unique insights into actions and behaviors in my peers The presenter was very well informed and articulate on he subject, I did enjoy this presentation.
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Member's Profile
Neil Ihde was very entertaining and provided an interesting and engaging course on the basics of MBTI. He provided great illustrations to distinguish between each of the four aspects of MBTI. He did lose focus in on instance when indicating that Introverts may appear aloof to introverts. That didn't really make sense to me. I'm pretty sure he meant that Introverts appear to be aloof to extroverts. As a whole, as engaging as this course was, it was rather vague and seemed a little to simple. Still, as a whole, he effectively drove the point home that people are different and must be treated the way "they want to be treated." As an ENFP, he also helped me take into consideration how other types may view me given how they expect to be treated. This lesson in self-awareness if critical in ensuring a positive team chemistry and experience.
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Member's Profile
This really clarified the difference between the Myers-Briggs types and how to determine your own. Neil suggests that using the idea of "where you get your energy from" is a very good way to clarify which side of the different indicators you may fall on. Also, knowing that you should typically assess your behaviour while at home, in your casual moments, helps to understand where your preferences are. I'd taken this once and couldn't really believe the indicated scores. Now I know why it didn't ring true. The skills we have to put on at work aren't necessarily where our true "energy" comes from. I got a LOT from this course.
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Anonymous Author
This is a very good overview of Myers briggs. The instructor breaks down each category and really explains them. I appreciated the way he explained how Myers briggs can be used in the work place. Remembering that not everyone is the same as you, and not everyone experiences the world the same way is important in building teams.
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Anonymous Author
Neil is an amazing speaker - interesting, animated, personal in story-sharing, and very easy to follow. This course provides an excellent window into the dimensions that make up an individual's personality and how understanding those attributes can help to improve interaction in the workplace.
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Anonymous Author
This course is interesting and definitely describes the different types of people in the workplace. I feel if you take this course and then take the test you are more likely to change your answer if you want to fit in with a company. Stick to your true self.
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Member's Profile
I learned a lot about myself - or did I? This course led me to rethink preconceptions I had about the four types - and about who is an E/I N/S T/F J/P and how they experience life. Included things I had never thought of before.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent comparisons & detailed traits for the 4 types. Would like to have examples of how the various 4 combos interact / related to each other. And how this interaction plays out in workplace teams to accomplish tasks.
5
Anonymous Author
Interesting course to give you an insight into the different types of people you will come into contact at work and a better understanding of them in order to improve communication and performance within a team.
5
Anonymous Author
Good overview of Myers-Briggs. Anecdotal explanations of the differences in dichotomies are helpful...the more, the better! This applies the information to personal experiences we can relate to. Thank you.
5
Member's Profile
The professor is very good at explaining through examples and is modest enough to admit his own myers brigs preferences and use them as examples which is fun to hear and makes sense because it rings true.
5
Member's Profile
Very good discussion of the MBTI. This one course covered the major issues of the test and what it shows and does not show. The instructor was efficient and effective and the examples were spot on.
5
Anonymous Author
This is a great introduction to the Myers-Briggs personality test. I’ve taken 2 of Neil’s courses so far and both have been fantastic! He’s very engaging and gives great explanations.
5
Member's Profile
This is a must-have webinar for employees in order to better understand themselves and how to relate to others by recognizing and respecting differences in personalities and preferences.
5
Member's Profile
Informative and fun course. It’s good to revisit Meyers Briggs and think about yourself and others around you. This course was a good refresher with info you could immediately apply
5
Anonymous Author
Informative and fun course. It’s good to revisit Meyers Briggs and think about yourself and others around you. This course was a good refresher with info you could immediately apply
5
Member's Profile
This course is a good refresher on what makes people different and causes communication problems in the workplace. Instructor was easy to follow and provided good examples.
5
Anonymous Author
Having never taken Myers-Briggs, I was curious for the introduction and enjoyed the course very much. The presenter was interesting and kept the content engaging.
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Anonymous Author
It is a very interesting course. The instructor is very good and very knowledgeable. The time allotted is about right and the topics are very well organized.
4
Member's Profile
I thought the course clearly describes what Meyers-Briggs is. What is unclear, is how to people's preferences can span across the 2 dichotomies of each type.
5
Anonymous Author
This was a great overview of the MBTI, and I appreciated learning about the types and preferences and the benefits that understanding these can bring.
5
Member's Profile
This is a good look at the differences in categories of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and a basic look at how different people may interact.
5
Member's Profile
It’s a great introduction to the basics of the Myers-Briggs personality test. The professor did a great job explaining through examples.
5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed this. An eye opener to different personalities and definitely something that I'll want to learn more about in the future.
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Anonymous Author
Would have been more beneficial if you'd been able to take the myers-briggs test to see where you fall. Questions did not follow material.
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Anonymous Author
This course was very easy to follow and gave me a lot of insight of my own personality and how I can better understand and manage others.
5
Anonymous Author
Very Informative look at the dichotomies. Instructor does well at explaining each and how they interact with each other.
5
Anonymous Author
Great class even if you've taken a Myers-Briggs assessment in the past this course overs a great review and examples.
4
Member's Profile
This was a good overview of MBTI. The instructor gave good examples and made the concepts easy to understand
5
Anonymous Author
This presentation was so interesting and detailed. Gave a lot of good information on varying personalities.
4
Member's Profile
Myers-Briggs is always fun and good for self-reflection and thinking about the members on your team.
5
Anonymous Author
This course was excellent - very well presented and in a memorable way, woven with various examples.
5
Member's Profile
Enjoyed taking this course and finding out about the four dichotomies in the Myers-Briggs analysis.
5
Member's Profile
Very clear and pleasant course, to the point and the slides really matched the course. well done
5
Anonymous Author
Good course. Lots of information and it was all explained thoroughly. I enjoyed this course.
5
Member's Profile
Good overview of the Meyer Briggs model and how different preferences exist in individuals.
5
Member's Profile
This was an excellent breakdown of the Dichotomies. Well explained and understandable.
Anonymous Author
Great course to describe the Myers-Briggs framework and what makes each area different.
5
Member's Profile
This is the clearest concise explanation of this test I’ve seen to date. Well done!
4
Member's Profile
This is a good high level overview of the Myers Briggs approach to personality styles.
4
Anonymous Author
interesting in learning about how the different personalities within a group relate
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting, and presented with many real life examples, recommend taking
5
Member's Profile
Very detailed and informative presentation about the Myers-Briggs Dichotomies.
5
Anonymous Author
This was a great course. It was very clear and I enjoyed all of the examples.
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting. I want to take some of the other courses related to this.
4
Anonymous Author
Good overview of what Myers-Briggs is about and the types of personalities.
5
Anonymous Author
Very informative and interesting course for both teams and individulas.
4
Anonymous Author
very interesting take on MB assessment, good examples of each type.
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Anonymous Author
Would have liked info on how the different groups work together.
5
Member's Profile
Great course, very interesting to learn about the Myers-Briggs!
5
Anonymous Author
Great to get some insight into the different categories.
5
Anonymous Author
The examples were especially helpful for each dichotomy
5
Anonymous Author
Loved this course and the information presented
5
Anonymous Author
Great refresher with good comparisons.
5
Member's Profile
Great and informative course! Thanks
4
Member's Profile
Nice overview or refresher course
5
Anonymous Author
A good summary of Myers-Briggs
5
Anonymous Author
great course & presentation
5
Anonymous Author
Very good.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  6:24Introduction to Myers-Briggs®101: The Basics of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  13:40Why and How I use Myers-Briggs
Myers-Briggs Dichotomies
  8:21Myers-Briggs Dichotomies: ENERGY
  7:02Four Myers-Briggs Dichotomies: INFORMATION
  6:37Myers-Briggs Dichotomies: DECISIONS
  9:34Myers-Briggs Dichotomies: LIFE STRUCTURE
Continuous Play
  51:41Myers-Briggs®101: The Basics of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Myers-Briggs®101
  PDFMyers-Briggs®101 Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM