Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop

  • Do you have students who want standard assignments with specific instructions and clear-cut deadlines?
  • Are they frustrated when you don't give them an exact page amount? Or, do you give a specific page assignment only to have them turn in a paper twice as long because, "I had a lot to cover"?
  • Are your students comfortable with conflict or differing views?
    Or are they eager to please and seem to need of a lot of praise?
  • Are they on-time for class or do they wander in a few minutes late?
  • Are they constantly asking for extensions?
  • Hate working in teams?
  • Sit quietly and seldom participate in discussions?
  • Thrive on nontraditional assignments including competitions and games?

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you and your students understand how their seemingly random behavior and preferences are actually consistent.

The MBTI is a self-report instrument takes about 30 minutes to administer. Depending on the test version, it can be self-scored or scored by the Career Center. Originally based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types, the MBTI is a nonjudgmental instrument that has been used in thousands of research studies.

The MBTI helps your students understand how they prefer to get information, make decisions, and orient their lives. The Career Center staff can administer the MBTI to you and your students and offer an interactive workshop analyzing the results in a positive and non-threatening manner.

Some of the interpretations of the MBTI scores include:

  • Career planning
  • Identifying learning style and/or teaching style
  • Identifying writing style
  • Highlighting student strengths and potential blind spots
  • Increasing self-awareness and self-management skills
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Building better communication patterns
  • Team Building
  • Stress and time management
  • Leadership Style