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MBTI Type, Age, and Occupation Play a Significant Role in Workplace Happiness [Whitepaper]

28 Sep 2017

New research lead by the CPP Asia Pacific office in Australia reveals personality type plays a role in workplace well-being. The study—Well-being and MBTI® Personality Type in the Workplace—investigates how differences in well-being are influenced by personality type, gender, age, geography, occupation, and activities. “Research shows that higher well-being of workers adds to a company’s bottom line,” said Martin Boult, Sr. Director of Professional Services and International Training at CPP A...

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Leadership and the Sensing–Feeling (SF) Process Pair

23 May 2017

People with SF preferences (ISFJs, ISFPs, ESFPs, ESFJs) typically take a “thoughtful helping of others” approach to leadership. They consider how the factual information they provide (who, what when, why, where) might help others in a here-and-now way. They tend to have a supportive and practical leadership style, offering information that can be useful today instead of someday. If SF informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. ...

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Myers-Briggs Personality Types and Leadership

11 May 2017

A couple of years back I wrote a blog series on type and leadership, and I’m now following that up with a few additional ideas focusing on the MBTI® process pairs: ST, SF, NF, and NT. While the T–F and J–P preference pairs are the ones most often explored in relation to leadership (maybe I’ll write about the TJ, TP, FJ, and FP pairs next), I still like looking at the middle letters of people’s four-letter type the most. As you consider the content of this next series, remember that people of ...

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Showing Appreciation—ESFJ

08 Mar 2017

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ESFJ. You tend to show appreciation for others through honoring traditions and celebrating. Remember, others may prefer a more casual approach. That description is about the outwardly gregarious approach to celebrating with others often displayed by individuals who prefer ESFJ. I...

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Showing Appreciation—ESFP

16 Feb 2017

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ESFP. You likely enjoy finding or making practical gifts or sharing events. Remember, others may not like spontaneous celebrations. That description relates to the here-and-now, friendly approach often shown by individuals who prefer ESFP. But while their way of showing appreciat...

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Showing Appreciation—ISFP

26 Jan 2017

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ISFP. You likely show your appreciation for others with thoughtful actions and gifts. Try not to feel hurt if they fail to notice or mention your efforts. That description focuses on the Sensing and Feeling parts of individuals who prefer ISFP. However, if you have ISFP preferenc...

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Showing Appreciation—ISFJ

12 Jan 2017

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ISFJ. You likely celebrate birthdays and special events traditionally. Try not to take it personally if others do not focus on these activities as much as you do. This statement relates to the friendly approach I often see from people who prefer Sensing and Feeling. My partner, K...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Is Reliable

08 Dec 2016

Patrick addressed that the criticism that the MBTI tool isn’t reliable all tracks back to one article published in 1993, before the current form was even published. Data show that test-retest reliability for the MBTI tool is actually very good. When people get a different result on the assessment from one time to the next, it is usually because they reported “slight” the first time. With a result of “slight,” you could have answered just a few questions differently and reported toward the opposi...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Communication Breakthroughs: The Genesis for Better Understanding of Others

10 Nov 2016

The next session of the day was led by Daniel Granchanin. Daniel is a cloud platform sales engineer at Google. He was also in one of the MBTI® Certification Programs I facilitated last year. It was great to see him again and to attend his session at the conference. Daniel’s session provided tips on how Google employees hypothesize different people’s MBTI® type preferences by “reading” their body language, conversation, and communication through text, email, and so on. Daniel works with many e...

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Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—ISFJ in Action

04 Oct 2016

After unloading our shopping treasures in the room safe, Kevin and I head down to the pool to join Cindy and Terri. We arrive at the cabana to find Cindy with a cocktail and pu pu platter to share with us. A server comes over, and Kevin and I immediately ask for drinks of our own—mai-tais! They are perfect for a warm Hawaiian afternoon by the pool. Kevin and Cindy have hit it off nicely. He has been wonderful with my family the entire trip. I have shared several times that Kevin’s preferences...

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