Personality profiling, or psychometric assessment as its also known, is a bit of a holy grail in the world of management and personal development. Its roots lie at the time of the 1st World War when the British Army wanted a correct method of linking those signing up to fit with potential roles they could undertake – right person in the right job.
In simple terms a personality profile is simply a questionnaire that asks candidates to choose how they see themselves, the questions then relate to certain aspects of our personality. For example
The MBTI Questionnaire measures a person’s preferences against four main headings, which are then broken down in to 8 main areas. From the answers the person picks when completing the questionnaire, this then gives a four letter preference which is know as their personality type.
For example you can prefer Extraversion of Introversion, Sensing over iNtuition, Feeling over Thinking and Perceiving over Judging giving you a personality type of ENFP.
The MBTI questionnaire can be administered either online via a secure link or through a traditional pen and paper activity. Pen and paper works well in groups and training sessions and takes about 30 mins to complete and 5 mins to score, so you get the results quickly.
Online is useful where you are using it as part of 1-2-1 coaching or for personal development.
The online questionnaire consists of 93 questions which are forced choice in nature, so you pick one answer from a pair of answers, you have to select one, even if you like both.
The standard MBTI report give you a great insight into certain aspects of your personality including preferred character traits, who you like to interact with others, choices about work and areas for personal development. Through 1-2-1 feedback you can amongst other things explore your communication styles, how you react to conflict and your approach to working with colleagues.
If you would like to find out more about the MBTI or would like to undertake it simply get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to have a chat.