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19 Jun 2018

Have you wondered if your Myers-Briggs personality type influences your well-being at work? Or does your type influence how you improve your well-being? To help answer these questions, we've put together an international research project investigating well-being at work and the MBTI assessment. And we're asking for your help. To participate in the survey, you need to 1) know your verified MBTI personality type, 2) be currently employed, and 3) have 15 minutes to spend answering a few...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It’s Not Meant to Be Predictive

13 Dec 2016

And finally, Patrick Kerwin shared the criticism that the MBTI® tool is not predictive of behavior. Guess, what? It’s not meant to predict behavior. Instead, the MBTI tool is about giving us some understanding around how we take in information (Perceiving processes of S-N) and make decisions (Judging processes of T-F). Isabel Briggs Myers called this “clearer perceptions” and “sounder judgments.” If you try to apply the MBTI tool beyond that, you are overstepping its purpose. So, yes…we agree...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / There is Plenty of Research

01 Dec 2016

Continuing with Patrick Kerwin’s session at the MBTI® Users Conference, Patrick addressed the criticism that the MBTI assessment is not in clinical psychology journals. He noted it's not in clinical journals because it’s not a clinical tool. It doesn’t belong in clinical journals. A CPP board member didn’t use it in his published research for that very reason. His research, by the way, was on coronary disease and other health conditions. Why would he use the MBTI tool for this? There is plent...

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4 Exclusive Secrets of the Myers-Briggs Tool

05 Apr 2016

By Damon Brown, Entrepreneur and author, "Our Virtual Shadow". Originally published by INC. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been a standard personality measurement for decades, but it's really come into vogue recently as Susan Cain and other thought leaders encourage us to understand the benefits of introverted leadership. In the just-announced Influence Research Project, Myers-Briggs owner CPP has "new research showing that MBTI personality type is intricately connected with the ...

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Common Criticisms of the MBTI are Misguided

24 Mar 2016

Written for Psychology Today by John A. Johnson, Ph.D. Click here to read the full article in Psychology Today: http://bit.ly/1pzXOjz  // The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its spin-offs are among the most popular personality inventories in the world. The MBTI is widely used in organizational workshops to demonstrate how people with similar or different personalities interact with each other. Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed discovering their persona...

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The Biggest Discoveries from the MBTI Influence Research Project

10 Mar 2016

Sign up for the webinar at http://people.cpp.com/2016-mbti-impactful-influencing-webinar.html While the authors (Damian Killen, founder of the Irish training and development consultancy Thrive, and Rich Thompson, CPP Divisional Director of Research) presented portions of the Influence Research Project’s findings last year at CPP’s MBTI® Users Conference in San Francisco, we know that not everyone was able to attend that event, so we've put together a webinar to give you a chance to examine th...

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