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Responding to Type Criticism—Is the MBTI® Tool Too Positive?

Aug 21, 2014 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

A critic of the MBTI instrument wrote recently that the tool wants everyone “to be happy,” implying, I guess, that the Myers-Briggs® tool is not negatively critical enough of people’s individual personalities. While it is true that the tool is about helping people understand what qualities they bring to the table, it also provides insight into what potential blind spots they have, as well....

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Responding to Type Criticism—Should the MBTI® Tool Be Used for Employee Selection?

Aug 19, 2014 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Again, no way! When people think this instrument should be used for selection, they are completely misunderstanding its premise. Remember, anyone can do anything. Sure, we have data showing which types tend to be attracted to which careers, but that doesn’t mean they will do better in a given career than other types. I always encourage people to follow their dreams, even if they don’t see a lot...

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You and Your Career: Using the MBTI® and Strong Tools for Career Planning

Aug 19, 2014 in CPP Connect | 0 comments

During our first meeting, I gave Priscilla an assignment to look for patterns among her highest scores for Basic Interest Scales and Occupational Scales on the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment. Again, what most interested her fit into focused categories: College Admissions, Higher Ed Administration, Human Resources, Motivational Speaking, and Career Counseling. She was also excited to...

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Add the Latest and Greatest to Your Practitioner Toolkit

Aug 14, 2014 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Are you looking to add some fun to your next MBTI® group trainings? Spice things up a bit with CPP’s new “type heads” posters. These oversized posters (32” x 48”) colorfully and creatively illustrate the Myers-Briggs® type table, with enough space for all group members to display their 4-letter personality type. They’re also large enough to display during a training, and their dry-erase finish...

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Aug 12, 2014 in Eye on Edu | 0 comments

There are many techniques you can use when looking for a job or internship. Certain techniques will likely be energizing for your type, but others will likely be less enjoyable, or even stressful...

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