MBTI Step II Facets: An Overview
In the next few blog entries I will give you my take on the MBTI® Step II™ facets. Those of you who have been through CPP’s MBTI Certification Program know what an interesting day exploring the facets in more detail can be. While the facets don’t cover every characteristic of each dichotomy, they are “important and significant subsets,” as one participant expressed it.
We have to remember that the facet results don’t add up to the dichotomies, and therefore some clients could have more out-of-preference facets than in-preference facets on any dichotomy. While this can happen on Extraversion–Introversion, Sensing–Intuition, and Judging–Perception, it will most likely occur on Thinking–Feeling. For that reason, I will explore the Thinking–Feeling facets first. (Other than that, I’m not going to write in any particular order; instead, I’ll rely on my Emergent style—Methodical–Emergent is a Judging–Perceiving facet—and just let it flow.)
As you work with individuals to help them improve essential components of their professional development, it's important that they understand how to combine different aspects of their individual MBTI Step II facet results and learn the most appropriate ways for them to flex their preferences.
And in case you're looking for a little more reading material on the MBTI Step II facets, here are two complimentary eBooks that offer ideas and tips for using Step II results to increase your people’s self-awareness and understanding:
- "How to Manage Seemingly Contradictory Facet Results on the MBTI® Step II™ Assessment"
- "Flexing MBTI® Step II™ Facets Appropriately to Maximize Effectiveness"
Lastly, we've mentioned this in previous blogs but we do have a few new products that have been refreshed for a more modern aesthetic and user-friendly visuals, which includes some of our MBTI Step II products. To learn more about these refreshed MBTI Step II products, view our MBTI® Products Refresh Guide.