MBTI personality type and relationships

Posted 31 January 2023 by
Melissa Summer

1 min. read

How can MBTI personality type help strengthen relationships? Do people with the same type get along better? If you know your MBTI type through work, does the same information apply to personal relationships?

In this episode of The Myers-Briggs Company Podcast, we’re joined by Michael Segovia, MBTI Master Practitioner, TED Talk speaker and Sr. Consultant for The Myers-Briggs Company, as he walks us through insights around using personality type to better work relationships – both professional and personal.

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Relationships can be complicated. But a little self-awareness can go a long way, especially when it’s awareness of how you are energized, how you take in information, make decisions and organize your world. That awareness also goes a long way to bettering relationships by understanding how someone else is similar or different than you when it comes to personality preferences.

In relationships, there’s give and take. And while some compromise is necessary, it’s also important not to lose your identity and preferences when making those compromises. That’s one of the many reasons why, at work or at home, communication is key to a good relationship.

"When it comes to any kind of relationship you're in, honor first and foremost who you are. Don’t give up who you are. And then learn how to flex to that opposite side when situations call for it."

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Want to learn more about relationships? Check out these resources:

How a Better Understanding of Communication and Behavior Styles Increases Trust, Influence and Engagement (webinar)

Are personalities permanent? Can your personality type change? (blog)

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