ERIC Number: ED449436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
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A Review of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory: A Potential Training Tool for Human Services Organizations.
Aviles, Christopher B.
The Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) can be helpful in personal, career, and marriage counseling; conflict and stress management; team building; and understanding managerial and learning styles. It has great potential to be utilized in human services organizations for training purposes because it offers a way to conceptualize employee preferences as strengths and its results are non-judgmental. It helps employees understand conflicts in the workplace and in their personal lives. To help trainers determine if the MBTI is applicable in their organizations, this paper examines the conceptual background, intended purpose, and construction of the MBTI. Validity, reliability issue, cautions, and procedures for utilizing the MBTI are also considered. The best approach is to use the MBTI to help employees and supervisors in human service organizations become more aware of conflicts and agreements in the workplace. (Contains 12 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator