People expect a lot from personality assessment reports. Most want to take the report and get some kind of magic printout and perhaps a highlight of the perfect job. The reality is that the assessment and cursory reading of a report is barely the beginning. And so when someone says I have the taken Myers-Briggs Assessment it really means little.
Now if you are told how the results reflected behavior patterns, then useful information is starting to surface. The core part of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is about determining four basic personality preferences, how you want to re-energize, process information, make decisions and present yourself to the outside world.
Here are 4 reasons why to identify preferences (type):
- Knowing preferences is a path to understanding strengths.
- Working more in your preferences than not will keep you motivated and energized
- Understanding preferences helps you get along with spouse, family members, friends, co-workers, employees, boss, etc.
- Developing your preferences comes naturally, non-preferences do not. You often must intentionally develop non-preference behaviors to be successful and mature.