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Understanding your personal style with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Researcher_Training
Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford
 
Have you ever wondered about your 'personality type' and how it drives the decisions you make, how you work, or the way you interact with other people?

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire which indicates differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. It is based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung who speculated that humans experience the world using four principal psychological functions “sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking“ and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time.

The underlying assumption of the MBTI is that we all have specific preferences in the way we construe our experiences, and these preferences underlie our interests, needs, values, and motivation. The MBTI can be useful in defining and refining your leadership style, your team working and collaboration style, how to be more persuasive and avoid conflict with other personality types and to understand which careers could be a more natural fit with your psychological preferences.

Please note that you will be required to complete and return an online questionnaire in advance of the workshop. The MBTI takes account of gender, so the questionnaire includes a question on the respondent's self-identified gender. If you have any questions or concerns about this aspect of the questionnaire, please email training@humanities.ox.ac.uk.