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Type and Careers

Aug 28, 2014 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

I am often asked how the MBTI® tool might be used to help someone during career exploration. I like the Myers-Briggs® tool as part of the career exploration process, but it should not be used just by itself. A tool that I like to use with the MBTI tool is the Strong Interest Inventory® instrument. To learn more about the Strong, click here. You can find out more about the Strong model, how it is...

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

Aug 26, 2014 in MBTI Talk | 2 comments

I think the true value of personality type is recognizing that we each have a part of our personality that we externalize and a part that we internalize. I’m referring to something called type dynamics, which really does help me understand the true value of the Myers-Briggs® tool so much more. Instead of describing each of the preference pairs (E–I, S–N, T–F, J–P) separately, type dynamics...

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Pre-Interview Jitters

Aug 26, 2014 in Eye on Edu | 0 comments

Picture this: You’ve lined up your interview for a job or internship and now you’re sitting in the lobby, waiting to be called in for the interview. Every type can get anxious, but for different reasons. And what makes your type anxious will determine the best things you can do for yourself when you feel that anxiety coming on....

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Today’s Workplace Trends Affecting Tomorrow’s Leaders (Part 1)

Aug 22, 2014 in CPP Connect | 0 comments

This blog is a review of the session titled “High Potential Engagement—Key Strategies for Assessing, Engaging and Developing Top Talent” from the 2014 SHRM Conference in Orlando, Florida, presented by Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of the Interchange Group. We are managing a multigenerational workforce right now. The science of HR was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, and a lot of it doesn’t...

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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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