Library Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® will focus on applying your MBTI® type. It will not include the completion and interpretation of the MBTI®. To get the most out of the workshop, you should identify your MBTI® type before the workshop.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is a psychological instrument, and is restricted to use by certified professionals. If you’ve not already worked with a certified MBTI practitioner, here are some options for identifying your MBTI® type:
- Check with your human resources or training offices, or similar offices in nearby universities. Many organizations offer the MBTI® to their employees, or the office may be able to refer you to a local practitioner.
- Take the MBTI®Complete, an online version without personal feedback. The service and rates are described on the website. (https://www.mbticomplete.com/en/index.aspx)
- Take the MBTI® Online with Personal Feedback through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type. The service and rates are described on the website. (http://www.capt.org/take-mbti-assessment/mbti.htm)
- To find another certified MBTI practitioner near you, contact your local chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International (http://www.aptinternational.org/chapters/) or the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network (http://www.mbtireferralnetwork.org/)/
If you are unable to identify your MBTI® type reliably before the workshop, you may still participate by making an educated guess based on descriptions of the 16 types.
- Brief descriptions are found online through the Center for Application of Personality Type (http://www.capt.org/mbti-assessment/type-descriptions.htm) and the Myers & Briggs Foundation (http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.asp).
- Longer descriptions are found in these and other books:
- Do what you are: discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type by Paul D Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
- Gifts differing by Isabel Briggs Myers and Peter B Myers
- Introduction to Type® by Isabel Briggs Myers
- Looking at Type: The Fundamentals by Charles Martin
- Type talk at work by Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen, and Hile Rutledge
Additional options may be found through an online search.