Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why Know Your Personality Preferences?

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):
  1. Knowing preferences is a path to understanding strengths.
  2. Working more in your preferences than not will keep you motivated and energized
  3. Understanding preferences helps you get along with spouse, family members, friends, co-workers, employees, boss, etc.
  4. Developing your preferences comes naturally, non-preferences do not. You often must intentionally develop non-preference behaviors to be successful and mature.

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