The quote “No-one knows you better than yourself…” comes from the personality framework Myers Briggs.
Based on psychological type, developed by Carl Jung, the questionnaire Myers Briggs Type Indicator was created by Katherine Briggs and Isobel Myers a mother and daughter in the 1940s.
The questionnaire has great credentials in terms of its validity however it goes in and out of fashion in the training industry.
The attraction of the framework is that it is so practical and being self assessment people relate to it very easily.
The usual challenge around the questionnaire is that you have the potential to be any one of the 16 profiles. Therefore people make the assumption that it is complex and not very applicable to their working life.
As a facilitator of Myers Briggs I have seen changes within teams and really positive results. My recommendation is always to go through the process as a group, the more discussion around the preferences the more they come to life. The tool provides a safe vocabulary for the team to use without being personal or eliciting defensive behaviour from others.
Working with a team you can also see a dominance eg. is there a group profile that they are projecting which can effect the clients they work with and the environment they create to work in.
We recently worked with a Bid team and we could profile the company they were hoping to work with. It was hugely beneficial as to how they approached meetings and even down to the venue they selected.
Myers Briggs can be so practical and is a great confidence boost individually to your team members and to the whole group.
We use an interactive and colourful approach that breaks down the complexity and gets a team to see clearly how they can enjoy their profiles and have fun with the tool.
Please do get in touch for a Myers Briggs Workshop – firstname.lastname@example.org