MBTI for Skeptics By Ryan Smith, Eva Gregersen, and Sigurd Arild A number of common critiques of Jungian typology and the MBTI are often voiced in no uncertain terms by people who have comparatively little knowledge about these fields. In this article we purport to answer the most common of these critiques. MBTI is pseudoscience and no better than astrology.There are personality tests that are more scientific than the MBTI.In terms of empirical evidence, types don’t exist. Human traits are distributed on a bell curve (normally), not as two camel humps (bimodally).People who take the MBTI multiple times often come out as different types (Low Test-Retest Reliability).MBTI descriptions contain vague and flattering statements that anyone would agree to (Forer Effect).Psychologists and academic researchers don’t take the MBTI seriously.Jung’s cognitive functions were good.
Five Different Types of Motivation That Managers Use to Inspire Employees Raises can be a great motivator for your workforce -- if your company can afford them. But money isn't always the key to employee happiness. Managers can inspire their employees in a variety of ways. Many of these methods do not cost a dime, but do require time and attention. Recognition Recognition of a job well-done is a great way to inspire employees, notes the human resources information site Biztrain.
Portrait of an ISTP As an ISTP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things rationally and logically. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. ISTPs have a compelling drive to understand the way things work. They're good at logical analysis, and like to use it on practical concerns. They typically have strong powers of reasoning, although they're not interested in theories or concepts unless they can see a practical application. They like to take things apart and see the way they work.
Great Performers Make Their Personal Lives a Priority Common wisdom holds that to enhance well-being and reduce conflict and stress, you’ve got to ease up on work. Conversely, to have a significant impact on the world and be successful by prevailing societal standards, you’ve got to put work above pretty much everything else in your life. This is zero-sum thinking, and it runs counter to what I have observed in three decades of teaching, practice, and research on the possibilities for achieving success in all areas of life. KGI® Leadership and Team Assessment About the KGI Learn how the KGI® assessment helps both individuals and teams improve performance in key areas of leadership, constructive negotiation, task execution, and interpersonal relations. KGI for You Effective teamwork begins with you.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI, was developed during World War II, by a young woman named Isabel Briggs Myers, and her mother, Katharine Briggs. Isabel decided to do her part for the war effort by creating a self-report inventory that would make Carl Jung's theory of psychological types available to more people. Her goals were two-fold; 1) Help people find a better fit for their work and make that work more effective and 2) Promote world peace by helping people develop more appreciation for individual differences and how to use the differences constructively rather than divisively. Today the MBTI is a well-known tool used for business effectiveness, communication, career development, cross-cultural understanding, education, and spirituality.
Types of Motivation - Intrinsic and Extrinsic There are two types of motivation, Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation. It's important to understand that we are not all the same; thus effectively motivating your employees requires that you gain an understanding of the different types of motivation. Such an understanding will enable you to better categorize your team members and apply the appropriate type of motivation. You will find each member different and each member's motivational needs will be varied as well. Get Motivated Fast – 3 Practical and Simple Ways Ever had days when you just can’t muster up the motivation to get started? It happens to the best of us. Even driven people have days when their energy seems to have gone missing-in-action. You spend your time telling yourself to get going, but it just doesn’t happen. And you’re not quite sure why. What if there was something specific and practical you could do that gets your motor running again?
6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like in an Introvert’s Head Dear Extroverts, We love your energy and your excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised!