THE COMPASSIONATE EMBRACE OF PREFERENCES
UNDERSTANDING PREFERRED WAYS OF DOING AND BEING
YOUR UNIQUE THUMB PRINT
WHAT IS MBTI (OVERVIEW)
The Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Tool was designed using Carl G. Jung's psychological type theory. It is based on his observations that differences in behaviour result form people's inborn tendencies to use their minds in different ways. The 'type' represents a dynamic energy system with interacting processes. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' preference.
WHY MIGHT YOU PARTICIPATE IN EXPLORING THIS TOOL?
Undertaking the official Myers Briggs Questionnaire and following this up with a 'best fit' feedback session with me will bring you information that enhances self-understanding (why you like to do things the way you do things), your motivation, your natural strengths and your potential challenges and areas for self growth. It also supports understanding and deep appreciation of people who differ from you. Through this journey I sense that there is a possibility of growing self worth, self acceptance and a seat of wholesome autonomy and agency, by fully leaning into how we are made. To belong in this world for our uniqueness, and not through the portal of making ourselves small enough so that I 'fit in'.
MY CONNECTION WITH IT
I am a certified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator. The MBTI tool has definitely helped me to grow ease around the deadening strategy that I might 'have control' over another person and what they do, and helped me to live in the paradigm 'you can't make anybody do anything - and if you try to do that it only leads to suffering'. The fundamental premise of Compassionate Communication.
For me, I find this way of approach links beautifully with cultivating compassion. I never found it 'boxed me in' but rather supported me to breathe in. I find that the awareness of type informs around how to care for ourselves (self compassion), supports clarity in alignment with our gifts and a spaciousness and understanding (compassion for others) of people who have a different type to ourselves.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Step 1 Complete The Online Questionnaire
Completing the questionnaire takes around 20 minutes. It is a questionnaire, not a 'test', there are no right or wrong answers. I suggest that you get the clearest result from the tool if you don't inform yourself about the types before taking the questionnaire. The questionnaire skillfully asks you many questions in many different ways to tease out your preferences. This takes place online through the Myers Briggs Company and the cost to do this and receive the report is £33.00.
Step 2 'Best Fit' Feedback Session With Me
This is an in person or online session with me where together we explore the preferences inherent in the tool and you decide where you think your preferences lie. I then present you with the results of the questionnaire and together we explore what all findings to come to your 'best fit' preferences. It is a 'for the moment' hypothesis (the results of the questionnaire is 75% accurate), so it's a bit like trying on some clothes to see how they fit and exploring this for the rest of your life. My fee for this one and a half hours session is £60.
So, if you are interested to find out more about how the process works, please get in touch with me.