The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is perhaps the most popular self-assessment in existence. It measures your preferences in four categories and places you in one of 16 possible personality types.
Pros and Cons of the MBTI
The MBTI is not a perfect assessment. It often gives different results at different times, and many consider it unscientific. It has three things going for it, though:
- Since so many people have taken it, many members of your team are likely to know their personality type and can easily discuss what role it plays in their work.
- It is easy to understand.
- Plentiful supporting materials are available.
Taking the MBTI
We rarely administer the MBTI at SOLID due to the lack of data supporting its application in the workplace. Still, since it can be so useful for discussing assessments with other team members, it is often worth taking. You can take the official assessment here.
If you take the MBTI, add a note with your personality type to “Appendix #2 – Myers-Briggs” near the end of Eliminate Executive Blind Spots. If you haven’t downloaded that free ebook yet, you can get it here.