A-ha Moments Captured From Across the Globe

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The response to our request for MBTI stories was overwhelming. And it wasn’t just about the quantity. It was about your heartfelt, real-world stories of how the Myers-Briggs assessment has positively affected your life and those around you…making the world a better place.

Below is the entire collection of stories captured from around the world. Check them out and be inspired. And spread the love. Pin, share, and tweet your insights with others and be Myers-Briggs type proud!

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Angela
ENFP

"The MBTI has helped me not take misunderstandings so personally."
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Without a doubt I am drawn to people, and in many ways I thought everyone should feel that way. The MBTI has helped me see otherwise, and to appreciate the gifts of all type preferences. It has helped me not take misunderstandings so personally. Instead of reacting with emotion about conflict or difference of opinion, I am inclined to do a little type watching instead. So much more fruitful!

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Megan
ESTJ

"I fully understand how a team can collaborate to work best together"
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As a Psychology major in college, I was always interested in personalities and behavior. In graduate school, I took the MBTI in order to figure out what type of career path would be best for me. Now that I work in Human Resources, I fully understand how preferences for certain types are related to individuals and how a team can collaborate to work best together. I value the concept of the MBTI and think it is a great tool to facilitate. I am fortunate my company has allowed me to take the course to become certified and I look forward to applying my knowledge to the work environment and social interactions.

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Rowena
ENFP

"As an ENFP, expressing myself and learning about others is important to me"
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MBTI has enabled me to express how I feel as well as creating a language to share with colleagues and friends to explore how they feel. As an ENFP, expressing myself and learning about others is important to me and I enjoy exploring what makes us who we are and the bigger picture of what that can mean, in the most positive ways as well as most challenging - with new insights people can be more at peace with who they are and how they approach various aspects of life.

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Charmaine
ESFP

"As a deadline-challenged ESFP in an SJ organization, life isn’t easy—hullo!"
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More ESFPs are needed for this anniversary conversation! I'll chime in. First cast as an ENFP in the 80’s, I studied type and sought affirmation and found some awesome fits and some not-so-close fitting passages. A few years ago at the Santa Ana conference I played the role of ESFP in an exercise where participants divided by type and the iconic light bulb appeared over my head with enough power to light all of southern California for a week. (As I recall that was the year that Peter Myers “came out” as an SP, too.) Well it’s been downhill since then and I’m really enjoying the ride. I’m probably not expressing this well—I haven’t articulated it out loud yet today. Come back in an hour and ask me again.

One of my passions is helping other trainers discover that they can’t make anyone learn anything because, we have little control over how much or what content is actually absorbed by the learners. However trainers have endless opportunities to use knowledge of type and create type-fit paths that are enticing to each learner who might open up take it in.

As a deadline-challenged ESFP in an SJ organization, life isn’t easy—hullo! But the relationships make it worthwhile. Introducing type preferences to help build respect for our differing gifts among teams and individuals is welcomed here. And I’m looking forward to increasing this focus. Making my life easier. So I can be more appreciated. Because it’s all about me. Really. Okay, stop laughing. Some of it is about you. A little. Almost as much as 2%. More on Sunday at brunch. If you are buying. And there are fresh raspberries. And a floor show. With Elvis. And golden, glittery costumes. And Melinda Gates and Ban Ki-moon are chatting with us.

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David
INFP

"MBTI took the inner uniqueness, expanded and enhanced it"
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MBTI took the inner uniqueness, expanded and enhanced it for an even greater understanding of personal strengths and personal blind spots. It moves life from a diagnosed "aha, isn't that interesting" to an "aha, here is what that means and how to work with it!"

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Ria
INFJ

“After reading about INFJ's experiences, I no longer question my own sanity”
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Growing up I've always thought I was a robot or an alien, even within my family. After reading about INFJ's common experiences from childhood through to adulthood, I no longer question my own sanity.

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Katherine
INFP

“My biggest aha was understanding my need to manage my energy as an introvert”
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Understanding my type (INFP) not only helped me better understand and develop myself during the past several decades, it inspired me to become certified to use MBTI to help others better understand themselves and others. My biggest aha was understanding my need to manage my energy as an introvert and to honor its importance in helping me be my most creative, present, and caring self.

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Richard
INFJ

“The world needs both Extroverts & Introverts as both contribute to our society”
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The day I really accepted and truly believed that it was OK for me to be an Introvert, my whole perspective on life began to change - for the positive. The world needs both Extroverts and Introverts as both contribute equally to the growth and development of our society. Hooray for everyone!!

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Cynthia
ENTP

“MBTI provides a neutral understanding, which begins a successful relationship”
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Often the MBTI Step II assessment provides a neutral base of understanding from which to begin a successful coaching relationship. The practical applications to specific client situations are useful immediately. It also provides me, as a coach a framework from which to work with the client.

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Pam
ENFP

“As an ENFP, expressing myself and learning about others is important”
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"MBTI gives me insight into myself and others. It helps me to appreciate and understand differences in terms of communication at work . People with insight into my type, appreciate my creativity. I can express how I feel as well as share with co-workers and friends to explore how they feel.

As an ENFP, expressing myself and learning about others is important to me and I enjoy exploring what makes us who we are and the bigger picture of what that can mean, in the most positive ways."

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Becky
INFP

"Learning I am an INFP helped me move into a new profession"
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Learning I am an INFP helped me to move into a profession that was a better fit than the one I was in. That knowledge freed me from the idea that I was failing by not liking the profession I had chosen and from a great deal of stress! I use it now to help others normalize how they are feeling or thinking about themselves as well as others.

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Sharon
ENFJ

"My staff is a stronger team and we have more fun at work!"
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Shortly after completing my certification, which was an amazing experience with Linda Kirby, I ran a session with my staff of six very diversity individuals. It was the first time for all of them to experience any type of assessment or inventory, much less the MBTI. After the introductory exercise of having them sign their name with their preferred hand, then the other, we began a fun filled journey because we immediately learned that one of our teammates is ambidextrous! We went on to learn that our most organized and time bound member is really a strong P and suffers everyday to meet those deadlines. We learned why one of our members likes to talk and talk and talk about ideas that are so way out there no one can follow. We shared stories, experiences and desires at work all gazing through our MBTI looking glass. Four months later we are a stronger team producing more than ever before. We also relate to each other in more productive ways building our communication daily. And we have more fun at work!

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Marcia
INTP

“I have such a better understanding of myself – it changed my life”
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I have such a better understanding of myself - how I get energy, how I communicate, what drives me. And how all of that interacts with others. It changed my life. Instead of being frustrated with someone who doesn't "talk my language," I am able to realize that it's not personal, it's type! And that lowers all the anxiety and allows me and others to work together more successfully.

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Jeff
ENTP, President & CEO, CPP, Inc.

“The knowledge I've gained through the lens of MBTI Type has been invaluable”
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Personally the knowledge I've gained about myself and others through the lens of MBTI Type have been invaluable to me in both my personal and professional life. I consider myself amazingly fortunate and blessed to be able to work for the company that publishes this incredible instrument and experience the richness it's brings to people's lives all over the world.

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Umesh
INFP

"As an INFP, the natural interest of helping others became more profound"
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"MBTI has had a very deep and positive impact on my life. As an INFP my head was always in the cloud, which I used to think was my negative point. But after understanding my type I realized I am supposed to be like that. The natural interest of helping others became more profound and I started respecting myself for what I am. This gave me a way to use my natural psychological logic to help others. I started respecting others and made them respect themselves. I made almost each and everyone give this test and made them analyze themselves and improve their life from this beautiful tool. I also made a page about this assessment on Facebook and I'm trying to make this test available to as many people as possible. "

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Leni
ENTP

"MBTI helps me be a better contributor, business partner, coach , and self-coach"
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Using the MBTI for over 20 years helps me remember that people are different and have different needs and preferences. It's up to me to find the best way to connect to be effective. This helps me be a better contributor, business partner, coach -- and "self-coach."

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Sherry
ISFJ

“It has enriched my relationships...It creates a win/win situation for all involved”
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Learning my personality style/preference has been enlightening. This knowledge has helped me to better understand myself and others. Professionally, I have started pursuing a new career path that is more in line with what I find enjoyable and challenging. Personally, it has enriched my relationships by allowing me to interact in a more fulfilling manner. I now know more about what a person with a specific personality/preference may need/want and I am better equipped to try to meet their needs. It creates a win/win situation for all involved.

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Carol
INFP

"Since discovering I am an INFP, I understand why I find rules confining"
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"INFP describes me exactly. Since discovering I am an INFP I've read a lot of books on MB typology and find it fascinating.

"Now I understand why I find structures and rules confining and want to be original, creative; why I enjoy spending time alone, am idealistic, romantic, a perfectionist, and express my feelings only to people I know well or when my values are violated.

"My interest in drawing, painting, and writing is typical of INFP. It is the most common type for a fine artist, at almost 20%, and writers aren't far behind at over 15%-according to the MBTI Type Tables for Occupations."

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Leslie
ENFP

"I always find the MBTI so helpful personally"
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John
ISFJ

"As an ISFJ, I have made a commitment to be more sociable when the need arises"
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At Ego Pharmaceuticals we implemented the MBTI tool 2 years ago. It has been amazing to see how the MBTI has become ingrained within the organisation in such a short time. There has been many tales of success from our sales team who have managed in many cases to find greater connections with customers that previously didn't exist. An MBTI "language" has also evolved with people constantly referring to MBTI traits in others based on behaviours they observe, or things they say. On a personal level, as an ISFJ, I have made a commitment to be more sociable and assertive when the need arises.

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Jonathan
INTP

"The insight I gained has helped me to better focus my attention and energy"
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"I have taken the MBTI several times throughout my military career, and it all made sense to me at the time. However, my aha moment only came recently after attending the MBTI Practitioner Certification course. The insight I gained has helped me to better manage and focus my attention and energy in completing assignments at home, in school, and at work. I have always been one to put assignments off until the very last moment, but I was always working on the assignment in my head. I have put myself into numerous jams because I was thinking too much, and I would get lost in all the varied paths I was imagining I could go down. Well now, I've begun to write my thoughts and ideas down, which has helped me to stay more focused and to actually bring my projects to conclusion.

The MBTI is also helping me understand how I relate to others. Though I may not know the other person's type, I see attitudes and behaviors that indicate to me what their preference may be. I use that knowledge to help me communicate to them what I need or want, in a way that they will understand."

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Bobby
ENFP

"Taking the MBTI helped me understand myself at a crucial point in my career"
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Taking the MBTI helped me to better understand myself at a very crucial point in my career. I found that I often had different perspectives from my manager and some of my peers, who more often than not were ISTJ. By gaining an understanding of the ENFP and ISTJ perspective differences I was able flex as well as help my team learn the value our differences. I was so impressed with the MBTI that certification was a major goal. Since being certified I have conducted numerous workshops training hundreds of company associates.

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Kathy
INFJ

“I really find it valuable and fun to use—just an all-around, great assessment tool”
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Stephanie
INTJ

"Understanding my MBTI type and type dynamics has been great"
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Understanding my MBTI type and type dynamics has been great. Understanding type reactions under stress has been very helpful at work especially while planning a major life event change and adjusting to some family changes. Understanding my type has helped me to recognize triggers and know how to pull myself out of "the grip". It's also great to have the common language with my co-workers to be able to talk about things in context of our types. It's helpful to understand myself better though the MBTI!

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Patti
ENTP

“The MBTI helped us to connect and grow closer as a family”
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One of the BEST things about type-watching is that I was able to give my teenage boys a language for describing themselves and others. Now grown, my 30-year-old INTJ son is a developmental psychologist and his 28-year old E/I-STP brother is an engineer. Same family, but so different in fundamental ways of seeing and interacting with the world. The MBTI gave us a way to talk about our differences in ways that helped us to connect and grow closer as a family.

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Donna
ENFJ

"The MBTI tool allows people to discover just how they are wired"
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MBTI has given my peer group and our entire department better understanding of each other and a common language. Having meaning behind why one co-worker is very reserved in meetings vs. those that tend to talk all over each other gives us a structured way of knowing just how to deal with the situation but also an awareness. After being certified I came back to my office and worked with my manager on a plan to assess approximately 60 Account Reps and new hires going forward. Today it is part of the culture and has been built into our new hire curriculum. The MBTI tool really allows people to discover more in depth just how they are wired. Prior to MBTI conflict would happen and tempers would flare and people would assume that others were just being difficult when in fact they were just operating in their preference. Now I find people seeking for others that are their opposite just so they can get a different perspective. When we understand each other we are not so quick to take things personal. I am also the Program Coordinator for our Personal Leadership Development Program and I have incorporated Step II as part of this year long program addressing topics such as: Communications, Change Leadership, Developing Yourself, etc. MBTI helps people in their professional and personal life and has certainly positively impacted my work environment. Thank You!

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Greg
ESTJ

"The greatest learning that the tool offers is that every individual has gifts"
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The greatest learning that the tool offers in my opinion is the confirmation that every individual has gifts - the MBTI instrument helps leaders confirm and celebrate their specific groups and puts them in a better position to leverage their skills and better understand their contribution in teams and relationships and to always be receptive to other's gifts.

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Marlene
ISTJ

"It makes for better communication and interpersonal relationships"
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I first took the MBTI 30 years ago and it has helped me to understand my approach to life and to appreciate and respect the differences between my type and others. It makes for better communication and interpersonal relationships - both personal and professional.

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Kara
ENFJ

“The MBTI is such an amazing tool...I love to see my students benefit from it”
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I took the MBTI several times in college and in my professional life after college. We have used it within our office to better understand and work with each other (which has been a HUGE help). I use it with a class of incoming freshmen each fall. It's so awesome to see their faces when they see their preference type, it's like they finally understand themselves and each other! The MBTI is such an amazing tool and, as much as I enjoy the benefits of it, I love even more to see my students learn and benefit from it!

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Jael
INFJ

"I have gained understanding in how I find value in things"
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Understanding more about my own personality preferences has helped me understand, as well as validated, my life experiences. I have gained understanding in how I find value in things, including relationships, and I have learned that the ways in which I consider options and make decisions are alright, although different from most others. It has helped me understand how I may show up to others, and I have learned how to show up differently in group settings and portray my strengths in the teams I work with.

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Signe
INFP

“MBTI is the cornerstone and the key to our culture of collaboration and success”
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"I'm an 'expressive' INFP. For the longest time, I couldn't understand how I could be an ""I"" and be such a chatterbox, so open to sharing with others (once I feel comfortable with them). And then I had a Step II run... and it all became very clear! It's amazing how comforting it is to really understand your personal preferences and style. And learning more about the facets of the 4 dichotomies has opened up a world of interesting discovery discussions with the employees I coach and guide every day.

We use MBTI as a foundation for all of our professional and leadership development. It is the cornerstone, and the key to our culture of collaboration and success. There is nothing as exciting to me as the successes our people experience when they put to use their growing awareness of how to modulate their own preferences to reach others with different preferences, and to expand their influence and effectiveness. "

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Nick
ISTP

“One of the best personal discoveries was in understanding my marriage”
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"Very early on in learning about MBTI one of the best personal discoveries was in understanding discussions in my marriage. My ESTJ wife would talk in what appeared to be circles while I didn't share my thought process externally. Once we understood how we processed information, conversations and decision making become much smoother. There were many other examples of discovery and I eventually went and got qualified and still love helping folks discovering personal insights via MBTI! MBTI LOVE!"

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Dennis
ESTJ

"As the VP of Sales at CPP, the MBTI has affected me primarily through others"
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"As the VP of Sales here at CPP for the past 6 years, the MBTI has affected me primarily through others: the stories of how CPP's clients and partners have used to MBTI to produce better teams, better companies, and better lives. Whether it's the story of a high school counselor that used the MBTI to help guide a troubled student into a successful college career, a senior HR exec at a Fortune 500 firm help form a technology services team using MBTI type that resulted in a breakthrough innovation that is now used in most smartphones worldwide, or an individual consultant using the MBTI to help build their thriving consulting business after having been laid off after a corporate career---these are all stories that I hear on a daily basis. It is through these daily stories that the power of the MBTI most fully resonates for me."

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Michelle
ENFJ

"The MBTI is my BFF!"
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The MBTI is my BFF! My only wish is that this trusted best friend would have come into my life when I was in my college days at LSU. As a mid-life career changer, I was first introduced to the MBTI in my graduate school counseling program and we have been inseparable since! The MBTI helped me to see that as an ENFJ, career counseling was a great fit for me as a profession. It also helped me to see the links between my type and my past careers. The MBTI is steady and true...just like a "bestie" should be and it is one of my "go-to" resources when working with clients on a variety of career issues. I even try to tailor my interpretations with clients using their preferred communication styles. In my personal life, the MBTI has helped me understand my family on a deeper level. My 3 children have taken the assessment and it has helped us all appreciate our differences and focus on our strengths. I have never had a client say that they wish they hadn't taken the MBTI. Instead...often like me they wish they had been introduced sooner. Happy Anniversary MBTI...this ENFJ is proud to call you friend.

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Cheryl
ENTJ

"The power and gift of this tool keeps giving into the next generation!"
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"I attended my first MBTI workshop 20 years and it changed my life! The information resonated with me in ways nothing ever had before. MBTI is such a powerful tool to share with people to understand others and understand themselves. In 20 years, I have conducted over 100 workshops and EVERY time someone comes up to me and says - 'Thank you. You just saved my relationship with my (fill in the blank) boss/spouse/child/subordinates, etc.'"

The most compelling session I conducted was with my sister and her teenage son. They were having communication troubles that spilled over into behavior troubles. As soon as I heard about their situation, I volunteered my services. Come to find out, they were the same type - INFP - and about the same strength of preference on each dimension. We were able to have a fantastic conversation that was not about blaming but rather about understanding. My nephew celebrated his 40th birthday this year. He told me he is using some of the exercises I shared with him years ago with HIS teenage daughter. The power and gift of this tool keeps giving into the next generation!

Thank You MBTI!
Cheryl Williams"

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Myron
ENFJ

"Without the MBTI, my life as a teacher would be less effective"
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"In my role in Global Outreach for our church I have opportunity to work with people in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Indonesia, and Haiti. In each country I use the basic MBTI information to help the people better understand who they are and how they function in their world.

Teachers begin thinking about the children in their classrooms and how to best communicate the lessons with them. Church workers think about communication patterns which will carry their message clearly to the people in their congregations. Teachers and church workers all realize staff issues, staff conflicts are many times based on the different personalities and how they make decisions, engage in conflict resolution or even communicate ideas.

Without the MBTI profiles my life as a teacher would be less effective, and those whom I teach would likewise be less effective in their work."

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April
ENFP

“The MBTI has given me countless late night conversations with friends”
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The MBTI assessment has given me countless late night conversations with friends about our letters and how we interact with each other. It is so neat to sit around and recognize each other's strengths and have a deeper understanding of one another. Such a fun thing to be a part of!

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Anne
ENFJ

"It just gave me so much richness...I am very into it!"
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Duffey
ESFP

“As an individual - the personal development has been out of this world”
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As a professional - fantastic! As an individual - the personal development has been out of this world. What a revelation. I mean it is so insightful and the depth of the different reports amazing.

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Rebecca
INTP

“WOW...When I discovered I was an INTP, so many things fell into place”
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"WOW! I'm not weird! When I first took MBTI and discovered I was an INTP, so many things fell into place. Perhaps most important at the time was the understanding of what that "T" meant. I now understood why the way I made decisions seemed so different from many other women and so like many men. I now had permission to be myself - to understand I liked to think things through before discussing them, put ideas together in new ways, stand back and make objective decisions, and keep my options open. This was exciting and eventually led me to become certified (instead of certifiable) and then a Master Practitioner. I've had the honor of working with hundreds of people around the world using MBTI and it is always so gratifying when a few faces light up with that same revelation - I'm not weird! Thanks Katherine, Isabel, and Carl and all the other contributors to Type."

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Ashish
ESFJ

“The ability to compartmentalize aspects of personality was helpful”
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I came across the MBTI when I was exploring a number of channels - and revisited some methods I had used in the past to clarify who I was in the world. The MBTI was one of my new discoveries. Having the ability to compartmentalize different aspects of my personality into boxes, to be able to look at them and analyze them in small chunks was really helpful in discovering who I was.

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Kara
ENFJ

"I am one of the biggest advocates for finding out your Myers Briggs (type)!"
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I am one of the biggest advocates for finding out your own Myers Briggs! I love to guess people's type preferences, and usually I hit the nail on the head. All of my close friends have taken it, and it helps us love each other better, and more intentionally. It also reminds us of our strengths and growth areas, and helps us hold each other accountable. As of this summer, I am now a student at Johnson University, practicing therapy with students. I'm so thankful when students have taken part in the MBTI for a class or with previous therapists, because it gives me so much information about the client! So thankful for the MBTI, and my exposure to it in my undergraduate. When my friends hear anything about Myers Briggs, they immediately text me and say--thought of you today! Someone told me their 4 letters! Therefore I think I NEED this mug in order to show off my MBTI pride. Just helps me to be more of a mega fan!

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Malcolm
ENTJ

"As I learned more about the diversity of type, I was able to enhance relationships"
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MBTI has been a blessing in my life in understanding myself and others. I was introduced to MBTI in 2004 through team building efforts. I discovered that my decision making process was sometimes different than that of others. One of my key insights was that just because I had logically analyzed the situation and come to a decision did not mean that everyone else would embrace it and agree with it and, if they did, it may take time for them to process making their decision in the context of their personality type. As I learned even more about the diversity of type I was able to improve and enhance personal and professional relationships resulting in very positive results. I became a certified practitioner in 2008 and a master practitioner in 2012. As a mental health professional MBTI serves as a powerful resource in helping the people I serve.

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Karen
ENFP

"Knowing that I am an ENFP is the most important thing that I have learned"
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"The MBTI completely changed my life when I first took it in 1990. It explained everything I had done since childhood. I became a certified facilitator and have been teaching it in every class for the last 20 years. My students experience unbelievable growth by learning about their personalities. They make better career choices, understand their parents and partners better, and deal with conflict in a more productive way.

Knowing that I am an ENFP is the single most important thing that I have learned about myself. It helps me as a teacher, mediator, negotiator, and conflict resolution seeker. I share all my experiences with everyone I meet!"

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Jacqueline
ENFP

"MBTI...has given me a language to express my perspective"
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"I was first introduced to MBTI when I started my career in residence life. I quickly learned how powerful and inspiring it was to watch the young student staff I was training become aware of themselves like never before. It was like watching them look through a window for the first time and start to see what others see in them in a positive way.

I made the connections between type and every aspect of relationship building - from trivial to deep, intimate relationships. For me it went beyond my work with students. I understood myself better as a mom, as a spouse, as a daughter. I realized my potential for making a difference in my community. Now I am working with couples and families to strengthen relationships and understand the dynamics between them.

MBTI has opened communication for me. It has given me a language to express my perspective and a tool to reflect on other perspectives. I am using the big picture and possibilities (N) to help others have meaningful relationships (F). I try everyday to live on my growing edge and develop leadership in my own life - my whole life. I love what I do! "

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Anne
INFJ

“When I learned that I am an INFJ… I was able to find peace within myself”
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When I learned that I am an INFJ, it changed my life forever. My perception of my introversion as a pathology that needed to be overcome was challenged for the first time in my 18 years of life. I was able to give myself the permission I needed to be my genuine self - introversion and all! Not only was I able to find peace within myself, but I also took my MBTI results to heart concerning fulfilling careers for people with INFJ preferences. Now, twelve years after I initially completed the MBTI, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a career that I absolutely adore and have had the opportunity to guide many students through their own search for self-understanding and acceptance.

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Susan
INTJ

"I taught my children their profiles and mine so we could understand each other better"
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I taught my children their profiles and mine so that we could understand each other better. Now, my kids are 19 & 20, in college, and call to tell me that almost every dormitory disagreement that happens is Myers-Briggs related. My son (ESTJ) is the 'resident compassionate counselor' for his dorm. Because my INFP daughter understands me (INTJ) she sometimes responds with 'rational answers' because she knows I like them! It makes us both smile. I teach other parents all the time about the MBTI and have helped many a parent understand their children and got them to stop trying to 'fix' their child. Parents have gone from not liking a child to truly appreciating their child! It is a beautiful thing!

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Maurice
ESTJ

"Wow, the MBTI assessment has worked wonders for our L&D team at Ralph Lauren”
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Wow, the MBTI assessment has worked wonders for our L&D Team at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Individually we were able to gain a more detailed understanding of types, and the different types on our team. We've learned how to communicate with each other in a more formal way, by learning how we all interpret and gather information.

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Julia
ENFP

Married an ENFP and has an ENFP daughter and son, all under one roof!
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"A very short story........two ENFPs met, fell in love, got married, and had an ENFP daughter and an ENFP son. They all live together under one roof!

Enough said! :)"

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Kathy
ENFP

“Once I understood type and its inborn nature...I began to celebrate who I am”
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Before I became qualified as a MBTI® Practitioner, I was an Extravert with dominant Intuition and auxiliary Feeling preferences, living as an ESTJ. I made decisions before I was ready to do so because my environments seemed to require it. I lived by To Do lists because others around me did. I organized things in very orderly ways because it reduced conflict with others. I was very unhappy but did not know why. Once I understood type and its inborn nature, I stopped the self criticism for not enjoying an approach centered around detail, logic, and closure, as well as my frequent and inevitable falling off the everything-in-its-place, no-decision-left-open-for-more-info wagon. I began to celebrate who I am. I now try to use the function-attitude most suited to the issue or task at hand. Am I successful using this approach? Not always. Am I successful enough? Yes, and more successful than when I denied or ignored my own gifts and had no way of coping when I rebelled against the ESTJ life I was leading. Once I understood my preferences, I could also celebrate my spontaneity and creativity, and allow my ENFP flag to fly and embrace my approach to doing things in ways natural for me. Most importantly, I could celebrate being happy in who and what I am. I’m an ENFP and proud of it!

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Julie
ESFJ

"The MBTI definitely helps shape the work that I do!"
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In my work as a career coach, I have the opportunity to visit with college students about their interests, passions, skills & talents. I also have the pleasure of supervising graduate coaching interns. The MBTI definitely helps shape the work that I do! When I begin to understand another person's type preferences, as well as my own, the discussion becomes more meaningful as we recognize that the way we approach life and learning is different! An appreciation of the strengths each of us brings to college and career is very empowering and I believe the MBTI is a great tool to use in this process!

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Mary
ESFJ

"It helped me understand how type played into how my parents raised me"
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"Earlier this summer, I attended a certification course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The facilitator gave us a very good explanation of verified type. This intrigued me. I reflected back on my reported type and the difference with the verified type.

It helped me understand how other factors play into your type. Factors such as the types of your parents or caregivers and your educational setting. It opened my eyes to a whole new side of MBTI.

The differences between my ""two types"" is thought provoking and helped me to understand how personality types played into how my parents raised me.

As a side note, I had never known the connection between Katharine Briggs with her husband's legacy....Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. LOVED the MBTI history lesson!"

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Julie
ENFP

"It's made me tolerant of others' opinions, while providing strategies to influence others"
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The MBTI is a self-affirming tool for me. It's grounded me in my sense of self. As a middle child with four siblings, it was clear that my approach to life was quite different from my family. Initially that was quite threatening, but the MBTI helped me understand my "Gifts Differing."

Because I liked the tool so much, I studied it and am now a Master Practitioner. That journey has helped me understand others' differences. The MBTI helps improve my communication with others personally and professionally.

When I see national and local leaders in the public eye and different vantage points in determining public policy, the MBTI helps me step back to view their perspectives from a wider lens. It's made me more tolerant of others' opinions, while also providing strategies to influence others.

I use the MBTI with individual career clients and with groups who want to work together more cooperatively.

The challenge of the MBTI is that there is so much richness to it - so many layers of understanding, that it's impossible for me to "know it all."

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Ganesh
ENFP

"I loved the inclusive, positive development orientation of MBTI"
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I loved the inclusive, positive development orientation of MBTI. That the theory allows for individual choices and possibilities even while it explains typical expected patterns, appeals to my ENFP mind. Exploring this framework has given rise to a series of Aha insights at work and at home. With the self-knowledge gained, I may not have (yet) reduced the irritation my behavior sometimes causes to some ISTJs I happen to be around, but at least I know why they get irritated!

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Michael
INFJ

"I see type every day & helping others to understand their type is my passion"
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I first took the MBTI in conjunction with a seminar about assertiveness in 2001. We took the instrument to get a better idea of ourselves as it applied to assertiveness. I was so wowed by this instrument that was a lens to understanding people and got such rich insights...things that I had no idea others had a preference for as well, the introverted intuiting foreknowing for example...these flashes of insight. That night I had a dream that I was being born. Fast forward a few years and I was qualified to be an MBTI instructor. I see type all day every day and helping others to understand their type is my passion. My dream of being born when I found out about type became a reality. Thanks to Myers and Briggs for finding and developing that small chunk of Jung's work that deals with typology!

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Tim
ISTJ

"Coming across MBTI was like finding a golden key that opened up the mind"
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From a advertiser's point of view, coming across MBTI was like finding a golden key that open up the mind of customers. It has allowed me to create targeted marketing materials that reach out to specific types of customers. I can't recommend it enough to other advertisers that want to know the customer secrets.

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Karen
INFJ

"Understanding MBTI allowed me to play to my strengths"
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Before I understand my type, I reacted strongly if my values were violated. I did not understand that I was deeply driven by my values. I also didn't understand why I craved "alone" time during the day working in an open landscape office. I resolved that by having lunch alone doing errands or reading. It recharged me. Occasionally I had lunch with another person -- not a crowd. Understanding MBTI allowed me to play to my strengths because I understood what made me tick.

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Jan
ESFJ

“The MBTI...has opened my heart and mind to the diversity of others”
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The MBTI is a continuous adventure in learning. It has opened my heart and mind to the diversity of others. I am inspired by the depth and breadth of it. Although I have used the MBTI for years, I still feel as passionate about it as I did in my first "a-ha moment". I am in awe of the powerful lasting impression, professional edge and enhanced focus it brings. There is nothing more energizing than seeing type come to life in everyday interactions!

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Fay
ESTJ

"What a wonderful tool to help people understand self...in a positive way!"
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The MBTI helped me understand myself better and freed me to be my best self. In working with clients, “You mean I’m normal” were the most rewarding words I have ever heard from a client. What a wonderful tool to help people understand self and others in a normalizing, positive way!

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Noelle
ENTP

"MBTI is a platform to enrich working relationships and embrace diversity"
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It has made a huge impact on my professional career in the area of coaching and developing leaders. I have started partnering folks according to their type, both similarities and differences. MBTI is a platform to enrich working relationships and embrace diversity of thought and approach. MBTI has allowed me to focus on self-awareness, product conflict management, and encouraging innovation. Cheers to MBTI.

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Cynthia
ENFJ

"When I first took the MBTI, it rocked my world!"
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"When I first took the MBTI, it rocked my world! I tell my audiences as a first born, German, military raised, Lutheran and Virgo female - there was only one way and it was my way, ha! Experiencing the five day workshop to become certified opened my world up to the delicious diversity of human beings and also significantly removed instant judgments I would make. This is a life-changing, relationship enhancing, easy to take assessment that I recommend to everyone I meet!!

I'm starting to officiate weddings and I'm giving it to the groom/bride and mothers as a part of the package to lighten up the understandings, differences and to improve the communication between all in this most lovely celebratory time. And finally, a funny workshop story:

I had a group of predominantly men and I asked them all to line up on the J/P scale according to their need to 'work first, then play' continuum. Then I asked the ""J's"" - Tell the P's how you satisfy your ""J-ness"" and they told them. Then I turned to the ""P's"" and asked.... Well, you can imagine the hysteria and grave embarrassment I felt! It was a Kodak moment and yet I laugh every time I share it now.

Happy Anniversary CPP! "

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Glenn
ENFP

"People with insight into my type, appreciate my creativity and ability to innovate"
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MBTI gives me insight into myself and others. It helps me to appreciate and understand differences in terms of conflict and communication. The greatest insight has been around my spontaneous flexibility and how that can be an asset on teams. People with insight into my type, appreciate my creativity and ability to innovate. When I am frustrated in a relationship, I can generally leverage my knowledge of type to see where the origin of the upset is from and fix it quickly and get back on track.

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Debbie
ESFJ

"It became clear to me...that we are all different and that is OK!"
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"I participated in the MBTI as a team building exercise a couple of years ago. I found it to be extremely helpful in understanding myself and where I fit into our team as well as understanding my fellow team members better.

When I went through the MBTI certification program I was highly impacted. It was like a blindfold was removed and I could see clearly. I began to look at people in my life differently. It became clear to me in a new way that we are all different and that is OK! In fact, it is a great thing. Now, did I know this before that week...of course. But it came alive in a new way. My tolerance level for differences in others rose and I began to really appreciate those differences and see the worth in them and also myself."

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Christine
ENFP

"We use this tool to identify and celebrate diversity in our people"
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I have been working with MBTI types for almost 20 years and continue to find value in discussing how different types interact with others and how we can learn from others on-going. We use this tool to identify and celebrate diversity in our people and most importantly to show diversity of thought.

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Trace
ESTJ

Uses the MBTI to teach many teams to work more cohesively
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Peter
ENFP

"I found my understanding of type invaluable in dealing with work issues"
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Around 27 years ago I was introduced to the MBTI by my then boss.

I found my understanding of type invaluable in then dealing with a range of work and personal relationship issues, as well as in understanding the special perspectives and valuable inputs that I could bring to others and them to me.

My passion is guiding and helping people to be the best that they can in their chosen careers and fields and I therefore always use the MBTI as a staring point for exploring what is possible.

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Julie
ISFJ

"It clarified a lot of things for me"
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I learned I was an ISFJ 3 1/2 years ago when I started the job I am in now. It clarified a lot of things for me. Before I knew I was an ISFJ, when I was in meetings I felt 'stupid' as I was always quiet in the meetings and rarely contributed. Now I realise that for an Introvert, this is normal, as they need time to process information and formulate the answer, rather than thinking at the same time as they are speaking as an extrovert does. Also things like brain storming and being asked to present my ideas without any preparation, are extremely stressful for me (and for all ISFJs). I now prepare more before going into meetings so that should I be asked to present/contribute I feel more prepared. Identifying the main causes of stress for an ISFJ and how to return to equilibrium has helped me to a) see that i am normal b) know what things i need to work on and c) learn to cope with stress.
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Gabriella

Shows her love for the MBTI all the way from Brazil!
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Melinda
INFJ

"Knowing my own MBTI type has helped me to define my own life choices"
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Knowing my own MBTI type has helped me to define my own life choices. Being able to interpret assessments for my students has opened up a whole new way for me to understand and get to know them and more importantly, for them to know and understand themselves. It helps them to narrow their focus and find better college matches.
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Adonica

Has been an avid user of the MBTI for 25 years
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Matt
INFJ

"It gave me some justification for my emotions, feelings, and even beliefs"
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I’ve taken the MBTI personality test several times from my teenage years and into adulthood. It has always come back with the same type, and I find that type to be extremely accurate in my case. I give the MBTI a great deal of respect and credence because of its consistency. A few years ago I discovered my type, INFJ, is the rarest. After feeling quite freakish, (more than usual) I began to realize it’s actually a very positive, unique thing to be. It made aspects of myself make more sense, that I am the way I am for a reason. It gave me some justification for my emotions, feelings, and even beliefs. Now I take more pride in my type although it is a rather difficult one to be. eHarmony actually turned me away from their site after I completed their personality profile. They determined they would not have many matches for me and did not want to waste my money. I would be very interested in dating another INFJ and see if we would be compatible; I’ve heard both good and bad regarding dating the same type. MBTI also ties in to the enneagram, another self awareness tool I’ve studied a bit. Self awareness is something I have been interested in since I was a teenager. Studying and expanding upon personality type using the MBTI is most definitely a very valuable endeavor.
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Martha
INFJ

"Discovering my type - INFJ - was a pivotal moment in my life"
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Discovering my type - INFJ - was a pivotal moment in my life. I found out my preferences were different and OK! That it was perfectly fine to want to have a lot of alone time to recharge, think and explore. I been able to honor my ability to think big-picture and my love of ideas, most recently by getting a PhD at the age of 59! And all of this has allowed me to be more available and able to give to my husband, three children, three grandchildren, other family and friends.
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Sung Woo
ESTP

"(MBTI) has worked as a catalyst for meeting new people"
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Donna
ENTP

“Understanding (others’) views and perceptions…has directed my approach to everything”
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I distributed a leadership survey (on me) to all staff. Much to my surprise, data came back that I was not a good listener, among other issues and some very positive comments. I was shocked as I could tell you what you said, when you said it, where it was said, who was there, what everyone was wearing, the context, etc. I also discovered that many staff would have jumped off the mountain if I requested and the rest were wearing crosses and garlic (metaphorically, of course!). After reading about theories of communication, I became certified in MBTI and it changed my life! My values and what I want to say and do are the same but speaking so others can truly understand and understanding their views and perceptions so that diversity is truly valued has directed my approach to everything. I now type and work with students to help them function more effectively in teams and coach physicians and managers on how they can be more effective leaders. Thanks!
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Ronee
ISFJ

“The information that I acquired from taking the MBTI…was a completely rewarding experience”
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I took the MBTI as a counseling student at Heidelberg University for an assessments course. Initially I found the assignment to be just a minor assignment that would be something I just had to do. However, the information that I acquired from taking the MBTI and doing the assignment was a completely rewarding experience. I feel that it has impacted my life in a drastic way. I learned so much about myself and how I can apply it to my everyday life. I also learned how the MBTI can help other people especially in the counseling profession. I am eager to continue to apply it in everyday life and help people better understand the way it has helped me.
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Annie
ESFJ

"It's a great tool for using with clients and colleagues"
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Nicole
ESTJ

"Never did I think it would have such a big impact on my family life!"
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"I have helped groups and individuals discover who they are by utilizing the MBTI. The tool has been wonderful in the workplace. However, never did I think it would have such a big impact on my family life. I have always had difficulty having phone conversations with one specific family member who I adore. As an ESTJ, I am the non-stop talker on the phone. However I only received a few words back from my family member. One day I mentioned how much I enjoy MBTI. The reply back was, ""you know Myers?"". I asked if my family member knew her type. My true, ""Ah-ha Moment"". My family member stated she was an INTP. Oh my gosh! I finally got it. Now our conversations are different. We have found texting to be an awesome solution. I can send as much information as I want by text, although I try not to. My family member is not overwhelmed by me and we communicate now wonderfully, all because we now know how the other one works.Thanks MBTI!"
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Sarah
ENFJ

"I absolutely love when I see that "aha" moment on people's faces"
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I use the MBTI when I am working with teams at my company. I absolutely love when I see that "aha" moment on people's faces when they finally start to understand themselves and others. It makes me realize what a positive impact I have on the organization!
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Rob
ENTP

By learning his type early in his career, Rob can see multiple sides to an issue
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Karie
INFJ

"It helped me focus more on my best skills"
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The MBTI assessment has positively impacted my life in the direction of my career. It helped me understand and accept who I am and what I have to offer in this life. There were other tests, as well, that actually said the same thing from a different perspective. It helped me be more focused on my best skills.
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Emily

"I love to see the light come on in clients' eyes"
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Katy
ESTJ

"The MBTI confirmed my passions"
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The MBTI confirmed my passions - confirmed that the decisions I was making were the right ones for me. It has also allowed me to help other people see their preferences and how they play into their lives. I've been fortunate enough to work with some small work groups at Saint Leo and help them dissolve stresses in the workplace.
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Cheryl
ENFP

"I believe in tapping into all parts of Myers Briggs and learning about other people"
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Hester
INTJ

"It solidifies and confirms your identity"
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Sug Hyeon
ESFJ

"Coming across the MBTI was one of the best things that ever happened to me"
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Kelsey
ENFJ

“I feel affirmed, valued, and appreciated for who I am thanks to…the MBTI assessment”
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As a new member of my office team, knowing each of my colleagues' MBTI results has helped me build interpersonal bridges. We utilize the Type and Leadership booklet to explore and appreciate the unique style of each career services team member. I feel affirmed, valued, and appreciated for who I am thanks to the framework provided by the MBTI assessment. From this confidence, I can more effectively serve students and collaborate with my coworkers in meaningful ways.
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Soo Ryong
ESFP

"My encounter with the MBTI…was integral in helping me understand my personality"
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Joanne

Frequently uses the MBTI to help people in career transitions
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Bill
INTJ

"I have been surprised about how much more I learn about myself"
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"I think it has been about 20 years I have been using the MBTI with individuals and groups of people. These interactions have ranged from a business owner to a college student and from small teams to White House organizations. In all of these instances, I have been surprised about how much more I learn about myself and how difficult it is to deal with my own preferences, especially when confronting my opposites. When working with clients, I emphasize the ""spill over"" that can occur once the time we have been sharing comes to an end. It took years for this concept to settle in for me, personally. It occurred in 1998 when I became aware of how my T was unfavorably acting on my marriage of 40 years at that time. The awareness of this, actually strengthened my T, but with a better understanding that ""talk"" is a key element with all preferences and with all relationships."
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Angela
ENTJ

"I enjoy supporting people to learning more about the history of the MBTI tool"
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I am an ENTJ type and understanding my type has helped my self awareness and personal development.In my role as a Senior HR Business Partner I support the development of leadership teams. I have shared MBTI observations with my team colleagues and have also recently introduced MBTI into workshop development sessions with our internal clients to create engaging and productive team building workshops.I enjoy supporting people to learning more about the history of the MBTI tool and how it is still so relevant to people and businesses today, especially for understanding how to influence work colleagues and manage conflict.
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Marie

"I love using the MBTI…particularly with students looking to understand themselves"
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Debi
ENFJ

"I coach others on a daily basis to follow their MBTI preferences"
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I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years while my husband and I raised two children who are now happy, productive members of society. I adapted my personality to the work I did, but "gave it all" at the office. I retired at age 45, took my first MBTI, and realized why I was so drained with work. From there, I followed my preferences, went back to school to get a Masters in Counseling, received my license in Marriage and Family Therapy, and have had a thriving private practice where I coach others on a daily basis to follow their MBTI preferences.
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Ellen
ENFP

"I believe that everyone should have their type on their driver's license"
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Petra
ENFP

Uses personal anecdotes to explain type and do team building at Southwest Airlines
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Byum Hyun
INFP

"It shows me...parts of myself...that I have failed to see before"
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Rick
ENFP

"Knowing my type has helped me become comfortable in my own skin"
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Alyson
ENTJ

"MBTI has…improved my marriage & my relationship with my children…I love it"
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Maureen
ENTP

"I mentally am in tune to people's vast differences"
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"1st- I mentally am in tune to people's vast differences in how they move along in life. This helps me understand myself and how I react and recognize how people function.2nd- MBTI has impacted my life in a positive way. I understand my husband, children and other family members. I don't judge others impulsively. I reflect on their strengths and how we can all get along. 3rd- As an Employment Counselor, this tool has helped me work with various clients - helping them identify their unique qualities and assist with career match-up as well."
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Cheryl
ISTJ

"Helps us understand not only who we are, but what we are about"
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Ron
INTJ

"Knowing my type has completely changed my interactions with others"
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I recognized the accuracy of the assessment as I read the characteristics of an INTJ. It completely described my characteristics: both positive and negative. Knowing my type has completely changed my interactions with others. I now make an effort to recognize differing TYPES and steer clear of my characteristics that would impede communications. I'm less demanding, less critical, and offer more praise than I did in the past. Softening the edges of what was seen as my negative characteristics has led to people coming to me instead me having to seek them out.
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Debbie
INTJ

Learned how to get along better with her co-worker because of the Myers Briggs
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Mary
ISFP

"I can maximize and focus my energies in my areas of strength"
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"Getting the MBTI assessment certification has allowed me to have the opportunity to work with students and develop their strengths and work on their weaknesses within their personality. Students have benefited greatly from this knowledge of themselves. Understanding my own type (ISFP) has allowed me to develop a better knowledge of myself within work settings and interpersonal relationships, so I can maximize and focus my energies in my areas of strength and accept (and work on) my areas of weakness. It is a great tool to have that gives a framework of understanding in what is often a very ambiguous subject. #forever Jung"
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Fernanda

One of the many international MBTI users
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Danialle
INTJ

"I've come to recognize, appreciate and value my wish for solitude"
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I'm an INTJ, and I shout it proudly from the mountains, that is, at least, from the little hill in my backyard. See, I live here in Ohio, and it's relatively flat -- not many mountain ranges by Lake Erie. But we have beautiful trees, gorgeous fall leaves, crisp, cold winters, and richly scented springs. I consider myself part of this landscape, and it's seasons are my seasons. With each change in season, I change too. I grow a little - or sometimes a lot - and I go through the birth and creation process as often as Mother Nature guides our environment through it. I've learned about myself through MBTI. I've come to recognize, appreciate and value my wish for solitude, to be alone with my thoughts, the way I can see into the future and all that it holds, my drive to get things done, my strong sense of independence. I see how these things come together to help me be aware of my best self, and my still-developing self. I've fallen in love with the ability to understand others, the insight to their inner thoughts and motivations. I'm so honored to be part of the MBTI experience, and I am steadfast in bringing it alive in others.
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Jennifer
ESTP

"Really helped in my whole life!"
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Luis
INTJ

"Now that I...learned my weaknesses...it is easier for me to interact with people"
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"When I was 12 years old I discover personal computers, my dad bought a commodore 64 and I was engaged for the rest of my life... I used to buy books and copy the games. After a while I started modifying games, and that was how I learned programing at 13 years old.Of course I studied Computer Engineering, and I now have worked for a long time as a programmer.All my life I was tagged as someone that was very analytical, and I thought I was something close to a Thinker... I didn't know anything about Intuitive until I did my MBTI assessment.. of course I didn't trusted my results, and I started searching the internet for similar tests. To my surprise, in all of them I got the same result: INTJ. I was not convinced 100% so I bought books and surfed the internet to read everything about MBTI type. Now I'm able to identify my coworker type.In the past I used to be more like a lone wolf, and I didn't like to chat with people. I didn't know how to express myself to others.Although I'm an introvert, sometimes I used to do crazy things without any problem, like talking in front of a hundred of people or running a presentation. But when I was one on one I suffered - I just shut my mouth and kept silent.Now that I have studied and learned my weaknesses and how to deal with them, it is easier for me to interact with people. I just got moved from my Programmer position to IT Analyst, and now I have to talk to more people. Finally I am comfortable with that!"
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Kim

"The MBTI has helped my team understand each other's mental models"
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Barb
ISFP

"Knowing type has brought me such understanding and comfort"
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As a female with a preference for ISFP, let me just say understanding TYPE has saved my life. For over 35 years, I wondered what was wrong with me, why do I not fit in, why would I really rather be alone when all my friends are on the go, why am I so exhausted, why do I get my feelings hurt so much, why am I so very devastated at the thought or site of something bad happening to an animal, why do I FEEL everything so intensely? Why am I always so miserable at my job? Why am I always so stressed? It has been a painful journey, but knowing type has brought me such understanding and comfort. I have also worked to help others know and understand themselves better. Type has helped me to see myself as a good, kind, gentle soul who has many strengths - instead of a flawed human being who has no hope. Thank you very much.
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Loriana

"People who could not work together before find joy in working with their colleagues"
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Robyn
ENFP

"I've learned to listen more and consider how others might perceive my ideas"
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Understanding my personality type has helped me realize how I can overwhelm some people with my idea generation. I've learned to listen more and consider how others might perceive my ideas.
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Patsy & Jackie
ESTJs

Found success using the MBTI with teams
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Abby
ESTP

"I am more comfortable in my own skin"
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"When I realized I was an ENTP, it was like a light bulb went off. I was often accused of having unrealistic ideas. I talked faster than most could keep up. I tended to be too direct with people. I felt bad if I waited until the last minute to do something and it turned out great. Learning my type was liberating because it helped me to realize that this was me at my best. It doesn't give me an excuse to wait until the last minute, but it does help me to understand why I do it. I am more comfortable in my own skin by understanding my own preferences.
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Rachel
INFP

"Completely transformed my ability to sell effectively to my clients"
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Amanda
ESFJ

"With a deeper appreciation of type, I am now better equipped in my career"
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Having had the opportunity to be on both sides of MBTI, first as a participant in an employer sponsored leadership development session and then as a certified MBTI practitioner, I have been able to better myself personally and professionally. With a deeper appreciation of type preferences, I am now better equipped in my career as an HR Director and have been able to assist in team development and business development. I also have a better appreciation for my husband and extended family...thank goodness! And, thanks MBTI.
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Sun Jung
ENTJ

"(Through understanding others), I have turned into a more positive and optimistic person"
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Faisal
INFP

“Thanks to MBTI, now I’m really enjoying my new…career”
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My career has been a hassle for me. I didn’t really know what exactly the work style and environment type that would suit my personality preferences. I’ve worked in the IT area since 1999 where I was forcing myself to like and enjoy it. I didn’t make much progress there and my progress was slow.In 2010, I heard about MBTI and I travelled to India to take the certification course. Since then my life has changed…When I came back and after I became familiar with my personality type (INFP), I started thinking of a career change. I was successful in moving to the Marketing Department where I started handling marketing intelligence, data analysis, and market forecast. Thanks to MBTI, now I’m really enjoying my new assignment and my career progressed very fast where I’ve reached the head of the unit.I would like to express my deepest appreciation to CPP and Anahat in India who opened my eyes to MBTI that changed my life and in turn my career.
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Tiffany
ENTP

Understands herself much better as a result of the MBTI
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Cassie
INFP

"MBTI has helped me deal with differences. So far so good."
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Eun Ju
INTJ

"I remember personality types, which makes it easier for me to approach (people)"
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Elizabeth
INFJ

"Learning about my type helped me to decide on counseling as a profession"
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"I've always felt a little different from most other people. I was a bit of a loner as a child, only having two to three close friends; I tire easily in social situations; and I have difficulty separating others' emotions and energy from my own. For years I thought I was defective and simply not tough enough. These seemingly negative characteristics started coming into perspective for me when I was finishing up college and having to decide on my next step. I took the MBTI and discovered that I fell under the INFJ type preference, which includes less than 1% of the population. Seeing that number confirmed that I was in fact different, but that I was different in a positive way--I was special, not defective. I had qualities shared by few others. None of these qualities were of any revelation in and of themselves, but realizing that they were not personality defects changed my life. Yes, I had a small number of close friends, but I valued them, was loyal to them, and encouraged them. It was not that others did not want to be friends with me. My circle was small because I worked hard at selecting the kindred spirits. Yes, being socially ""on"" drains me, but that's normal of introverts. I realized that being on my own to recharge was not just acceptable, but also necessary and encouraged. Yes, I feel others' emotions as if they were my own, but then my dominant type is Feeling. As stressful as that can be, I now view it as a gift and use my NF function everyday in my job as an academic advisor. Learning about my type helped me to decide on counseling as a profession. I went on to get my master of counselor education in college student development and counseling, and my subsequent career as an academic advisor fits me perfectly. Knowing just how valuable the MBTI was in my career path and self understanding, I offer the inventory to my students with the hope that it opens their minds not only to better self awareness but also the endless possibilities of what they are capable of."
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Jung Su
INTP

"The MBTI helped me break out (of my comfort zone)"
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Hei-Mee
ISFJ

"MBTI is…a strong and sturdy escape rope that fell from the sky and rescued me"
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Min Bo
ISTP

"It has changed the way I look at the world"
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Karen
ESTJ

"I am still married because of the MBTI!"
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Tae Jin
ESTJ

"The MBTI…played a part in getting me to really enjoy my life"
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Liu
INTJ

"I use the MBTI to help managers improve their leadership"
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Courtney
INFP

"I... was shocked at how accurately it described me"
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At the age of fourteen I began an adventure to understand myself and how I fit into the world. Being the young, shy student that I was, I readily questioned if I had a place or if my "strengths" were really things I could offer the world. I stumbled across the MBTI and was shocked at how accurately it described me. Years later, my knowledge of the MBTI has allowed me to create more meaningful bonds with others, and has created a solid foundation for my husband and I to stand on. Actually, the MBTI is a major common interest between him and me. The MBTI started out as a way for me to feel a part of the world, but it has evolved into a way for me to understand the world as well.
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Mona
ENFP

Uses her type to work better with her colleagues at her new workplace
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Deborah
ENTJ

"I use (type) to make wise decisions"
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I am very thankful that I discovered my MBTI type more than 15 years ago. The a-ha moment is that the more that I continue to progress in my career, the more it helps me to navigate appropriately. I utilize type when I'm coaching employees and friends. I use it to help plan strategies to make projects happen. I can also reflect on my personal growth as I use it to make wise decisions.
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Jae Hyoung
ENFP

"MBTI is like a mirror - it reflects who I am..."
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Myung Joon
INFJ

"(MBTI) is always in my mind...I use it daily"
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Holly
ENFJ

"I love MBTI so much that I made my fiancé take the assessment"
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Andrine
ENFP

"I use my intuition to connect the dots and bring people together"
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I was introduced to MBTI in 2003 by a colleague, and we both got accredited as MBTI administrators in 2004. Since then, my life has started to change. I am an ENFP and I know my strength is to bring out the best in others and be the advocate of change. That's one reason why I ended up doing organization development in the corporate world. I use my intuition to connect the dots and bring people together via my feeling. I do crisis management well as I can leverage on my perceiving preference to deal with uncertainty resourcefully.
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Carol
ENFP

Learned to understand others people's different thought processes better through the MBTI
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Trillium
ISFJ

"I am always thrilled to see people's a-ha moments"
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I was certified almost three years ago, and ever since have been fascinated by type. I have worked with so many people in my company, doing group (small and large) debriefs, as well as 1:1 debriefs and am always thrilled to see people's a-ha moments. The best insight I have gained from my self-awareness of type is my preference for Introversion. In college I used to get criticized by my 6 other housemates for needing my "alone" time when I got back from class or work - now I know why!
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In Sung
ENTP

"For me, (MBTI is) a telescope, a new life...a fresh sunlight"
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Aaron
ENTP

Shares a clever poem expressing his love of the MBTI!
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"I used to go to meetings unpreparedor rather, felt agendas would emerge; since I was unaware that people cared about the role a preplanned structure served.I never really realized mistakes,like calling out the introverts to speak, or making up new rules for the S-J's, or signing up for too much work each week.The M-B-T-I helped me to amendegregious acts that made my people peeved; and it was fun to chat amongst my friends; and see how different actions were received. With prospect of a free mug I was on it… This ENTP wrote himself a sonnet"
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DJ

Realized that she could still be an effective manager as an introverted type
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Sara
ESFJ

"I've liked having a language to describe why I do what I do"
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Professionally, the MBTI assessment has allowed me to provide insight and develop appreciation for all types for the teams I've had the pleasure to work with. People continue to learn more and more about themselves and those they work most closely with, day in and day out. Personally, I have appreciated the validation that my preferences add value. I've liked having a language to describe why I do what I do. And, I have really appreciated the tips for becoming an even better leader and professional, leveraging what comes naturally when the time is right, and doing something different when it isn't.
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Rajesh
ENFP

"Making our differences our strengths lead to a happy life!"
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"Making our differences our strength to lead a happy life!...The MBTI assessment positively impacted me both in my personal and professional life. I have yet to explore more on my professional side, but I have a personal story.In 2003, I was newly married, and it was an arranged marriage like many other Indians. My wife and I barely knew each other, but had many expectations from each other and were waiting to see our expectations fulfilled without demanding.We had many assumptions that were not shared between us due to the fact that we were two strangers coming together, and life moved on figuring out how we can make each other's life better without clearly knowing what the other person is expecting.As time goes by differences in our personality started to show-up; we knew we were different; we think differently, and the arguments we had were related to our personalities.Simple example of ""Fixing a new furniture"" , I would open the box, figure out the wooden pieces and use the manual as needed, but my wife would read the manual first and follow the instructions step-by-step and later attempt to fix the furniture.Since, I was already involved in MBTI in a different way and had some prior knowledge about the assessment , I took the assessment myself and also asked my wife to take it to know our personalities.The results showed it all, I was an ENFP and she was an ISTJ . When we generated a team report for us our graphs were completely opposite and this moment was an eye opening moment for both of us.We started to talk about why we behaved in a certain way while discussing a certain topic and started to relate our arguments and behavior to our personality types.This experience changed our life, we came to know why we are different, how we are different and why we cannot change each other overnight.It's been 10 year now , we now have two beautiful kids - a boy and a girl. We still continue to disagree on many things and argue on many topics, but we are aware that we have to deal with each other in a different ways and have to accept the fact that we have different personalities and we should make our differences our strength to lead a happy family life."
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Catharina
INFP

"YES - MBTI - forever JUNG :-)"
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"My job and education both challenge my ""I"" - all my life it has been a must to act and behave an ""E"". Late in my life I learned about MBTI and found out that feeling exhausted every day after work (teaching, lecturing, coaching and participating in political meetings) - was quite understandable.Now as a senior I am delighted to live and act my ""I"" totally in balance.I am now using MBTI for my coaching-clients - they simply love it.But anyway it has been developing to use ""E"" my whole life! I enjoy listening to my eager fellow-beings exercising their ardent ""E's.""YES - MBTI - forever JUNG :-)"
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Mi Sun
ENFJ

"For me, the MBTI is healing"
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Lori
INTP

"MBTI has helped me to embrace my uniqueness"
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I proudly identify myself as an INTP, and I have been working in Human Resources for the majority of my professional life. However, it has always been readily apparent that I was "different" than my fellow HR colleagues. I shared the same passion for HR, but it manifested itself in very different ways. Over the years, I began to wonder if HR was, in fact, a good career choice for me. It wasn't until I became a qualified MBTI practitioner and lifelong student of personality types, that I realized that my INTP preferences were, in fact, extremely valuable to my HR organization. I have found a "home" working in HR Information Systems, which caters well to my preferences and allows me to contribute to the workplace in meaningful ways. MBTI has helped me to embrace my uniqueness and to appreciate others, as well.
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Sarah
INTJ

"It was as if a light had been turned on and illuminated my entire world"
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"Growing up, I was something of an island. I knew I was different- my mind didn't work the same way as the minds of any of my friends, and the people I was encouraged to pattern myself upon were so different from me. I gave up role models as a hopeless cause. As I grew older, I came across a few fictional characters with whom I identified strongly- yet I was still unable to explain or understand why. I saw diversity all around me, and fascinated by the way the reactions of two people to the same event could be as different as night and day, I became interested in personality. I read and wrote and studied people, developing my insight. Often, I would find similarities, analyze them and try to explain them to myself or others, but run out of words and become frustrated that I had nothing to base my explanations on or back up my theories. I didn't discover the MBTI until I was 19 - and it has changed my life and my world forever. Upon discovering my type- INTJ- it was as if a light had been turned on and illuminated my entire world. Everyone around me became less of a half-finished puzzle and more of a fascinating, complex, richly colored full picture. It brought an unbelievable amount of order and design to my collection of insights into people. I found that the fictional characters I identified with were, nearly across the board, also INTJs. I bought books about the MBTI, ""proselytized"" everyone I knew, and people were shortly coming to me and telling me things like, ""I never understood why I did this. Thank you."" ""This helped me understand my husband so much better. Every married couple should take the MBTI test.""""This is amazing. I don't think I'll ever look at people the same way again. Can I borrow your books?"" I had to tell them all the same thing. ""No, you'll never see people the same way again. Why would you want to?'The brilliance and logic that is the MBTI has changed my worldview, but more than that, it has given me the ability to better understand my relationships. It has made me a better friend by promoting sensitivity through understanding, and helps me identify and diffuse potential conflicts before they have a chance to develop. It has helped me connect with people in my line of work I might not otherwise have been able to relate to at all. It has brought increased order and meaning to every area of my life by helping me better understand myself, my tendencies, reactions and subconscious processes, and I am forever grateful."
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Bernice
ENFP

"I was able to embrace the fact that I tend to be more spontaneous"
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I use the MBTI every day working with students to not only find careers but especially to help them understand themselves. When I first took the MBTI it was an ah-ha moment. I was able to embrace the fact that I tend to be more spontaneous than organized ...and that's okay. I can do a presentation at the spur of a moment while my "j" brethren need to prepare for days...but I appreciate them...it is all good. I am on the cusp of an I and an E and can see both qualities in myself all the time.
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Danielle
INTP

"It has helped me understand myself and my reactions"
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"I had taken an online test a few times.My results where always this weird combination of four letters, INTP.I loved personality tests and took a lot of them often.Though, despite this love I never studied the personality indicator itself.No interest beyond understanding myself.Then, the rest of my class and I were asked to complete the questionnaire.Another online one of course, and I scored ENTP.This result didn't fit ... I discarded it like the others anyways.When I finally came across the MBTI as an interest the old results popped back into my head.I've tested as INTP, INTJ, and ENTP.After I studied myself, took tons of tests and read a couple books, I began expanding the idea to others.It has helped me understand myself and my reactions.It has also assisted me with my interactions with others."
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Sioux
ENTP

"I'm such a better facilitator today because of the MBTI!"
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"I'm such a better facilitator today because of the MBTI! As an Extrovert, I regularly used brainstorming activities with my groups, and I couldn't figure out why only some of the room participated. (I know...duh, right?)Now, I routinely invite participants to collect their thoughts quietly, and make some notes before we begin to discuss the issue at hand. Participation? WAY up! More variety of thought? You bet!"
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Linda
ENFP

"Knowledge of type has been instrumental in my social networks"
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Once I knew I was an ENFP it's like I had vocabulary for why I thought, spoke and acted in certain ways. And knowledge of type has been instrumental in my social networks. It has helped me affirm friends in their types and share with students (I'm a career counselor) how knowing about type can enhance their career decisions. Forever Jung!
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Gregory
ESTP

"I (now possess) the necessary tools to understand myself and my nuances"
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Since learning the language of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, I have possessed the necessary tools to understand myself and my nuances through a deeper level of self awareness and with the common language of the MBTI. In my field—higher education, student affairs—the "T" preference is, outside of faculty, massively underrepresented. Because of this, there does not seem to be a departmental understanding of this preference and how it works in the field. The work at my level is approximately 50% directly with students in either moments of crisis or conflict. I believe that, from my colleagues, I am viewed as or assumed to be unsympathetic until they see how the logical process (which often either inhibits or delays physical display of an emotional response) works to my benefit and to the student's. College students, when heated, agitated, or otherwise worked up about something seem to find comfort in my calm and rational approach as I am able to describe that to them in a way that presents my preference as a benefit in the moment. This is one example of many in which the knowledge and understanding gained through MBTI has worked in my favor, both personally and professionally.
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Charlene
ENFJ

"Learning about (type) theory gave me a perspective for all of the years ahead"
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Type came into my life just out of college. I worked at CPP and had the opportunity to meet the people who were shaping the world of type. Learning about the theory gave me a perspective for all of the years ahead. From raising four children to participating in educational research, type knowledge has allowed me to help others navigate their lives more effectively and comfortably.
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Chris
ENFJ

"I instantly saw the usefulness of type…I was incredibly interested in it"
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My introduction to the instrument was early on, after reading Carl Jung's Psychological Types in high school. I instantly saw the usefulness of type, but more than anything I was incredibly interested in it. Since that time, I use type personally to improve my relationships with others, and professionally to assist students in finding their career interests and identity in college.
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Sandy
ENFP

"Helps you when you are dealing with people…not like you"
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Shannon
ESFJ

"Since I have become certified, I have learned so much about myself"
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Since I have become certified in MBTI, I have learned so much about myself. Now knowing that I have a very clear (30) S preference has helped me realize that I ask a lot of questions because I need to gather all of the facts and details of a situation - this has been helpful to share with others when I am working with them. I also appreciate my dominant preference - which is extraverted feeling - as this preference has been really valuable through my work as a trainer, facilitator and coach. I have also increased my understanding of other preferences, which has allowed me to work more effectively with others.
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Tonya
ENFP

Finding out her type helped Tonya better connect with people
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Michael
ENTJ

"My personal use of the MBTI...is a wonderful gift"
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I remember with such clarity delivering my first MBTI workshop and the excitement felt by all the participants as their results were shared and they learned through fun activities how individual differences presented themselves. The response from the participants was so engaging and so validating of the MBTI, that I realized, for the very first time, that I had been given a special opportunity to have learned to teach the MBTI and its application and just how rewarding that experience was then and after 20 years, how reinforcing delivering a workshop continues to be. Of all the tools I use in my leadership development practice, the MBTI remains the primary instrument I use as it is so relevant to the participants, so much fun to deliver, and so validating for me as a facilitator. My personal use of the MBTI to build meaningful relationships is a wonderful gift for which I am truly fortunate.
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Archana

"The beauty of the tool is that you can use it across HR applications"
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Colleen
INTJ

"Knowing my type helped me to recognize strengths and weaknesses"
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The MBTI is a very useful tool. Knowing my type helped me to recognize strengths and weaknesses. This in turn helped me work on areas that allowed me to pursue my passion as a change agent. Initially as an INTJ I was so introverted I had difficulty speaking up about ideas and issues that I could affect . As I worked to get an advanced degree I had many opportunities to overcome that issue. Now I speak up whenever I feel the need, and learning to do that is like gold!
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Jennifer
ESTJ

"(MBTI) allows individuals to live in their strengths and see the best in others"
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MBTI has been the foundation to my career as a counselor. If I knew a clients type, I was so much more helpful. I would use it with couples and in organizations. It is impossible to be truly helpful if one treats everyone like a cookie-cutter person. The MBTI is a tool that allows individuals to live in their strengths and see the best in others. It is also priceless for understanding how one behaves when stressed and out of their strength. As an ESTJ I value the validity of the assessment and 70 years of proven international success. I am always proud and confident when I use information surrounding type.
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David
INTP

"A great tool for helping us gain a sense of momentum with clients!"
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MBTI Step II really helped me develop a deeper appreciation of the instrument. As I work with my career clients, our conversations around the "out of preference" facets of their temperament often leads to new insights and moments of “oh now I get it!” In addition, the enhancement column and suggestions for improving your style of communicating can be so helpful, especially with younger clients who have not developed much insight around their behavioral patterns. All in all, a great tool for helping us gain a sense of momentum with clients!
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Robert
ENFP

"A great way for me to help my team understand themselves"
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"In the early 70's I was introduced to MBTI at a national sales meeting and after we all took the assessment the presenter asked for a volunteer - guess who was nominated by all my friends. I knew immediately this was a great way for me to help my team understand themselves and others in order to become more productive. As a true ""perceiver"" it only took another 20 years before really getting involved in the understanding of type and I absolutely love helping others using the tool. Now I understand why my wife, an ISTJ, of 40 years has always run the family affairs and why she has put up with me this long! "
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Margaret
ENTP

"MBTI changed the way I parent!"
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"MBTI changed the way I parent! I discovered my ESTP son was in the wrong school, so we created a gap year that supported his type to make certain we didn't repeat this mistake in college. My 9-year-old ENFP daughter needed me ""to be more 'F'"" -- those were HER words. It was a transformational experience for all of us and a journey that continues to this day!"
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Nikki
ESFJ

"It gives me a framework to understand the students with whom I work"
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Learning to use the MBTI has greatly improved my life because it gives me a framework to understand the students with whom I work. I can now tailor how I interact with students based on their preferences. It puts both the student and me at ease knowing that we can find common ground in how we communicate. I can also get a jump start on understanding them, their interests, and their career goals based on four little letters. Thanks, MBTI, for helping me and my students!
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Michele
ENFP

“I love using the MBTI in facilitating workshops for developing personnel”
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Having a better understanding of my type helps me best communicate and interact with others. I love using the MBTI in facilitating workshops for developing personnel. Most of my clients feel that the results are spot on. Many have said that it feels like someone close to them wrote the report because it is so accurate.
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Kelli
ENFJ

“Helped affirm my strengths and provided insight into triggers for stress”
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I have found the MBTI assessment so helpful in better understanding who I am and how I prefer to relate to others. The MBTI has also helped affirm my strengths and has provided insight into triggers for stress. I appreciate the MBTI because it is a holistic assessment that does not just focus on occupational preferences but life preferences in multiple areas. I have begun helping college students understand their type preferences by facilitating MBTI workshops and they have commented how the self-knowledge that has come from learning about the MBTI and their preferences has given them a boost of confidence and that they will apply this knowledge in many areas of their life.
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Lori
ENFJ

"MBTI has given me…a powerful way to understand the organizations I serve"
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MBTI has given me an insightful and powerful way to understand the organizations that I serve. In the last few internal roles I have had in organizations, I have been able to create a large type map which captures a majority of the employees' types (with their permission of course). The sum total of the types tells a great story of the organization culture. People loved coming by my office to post their type and get insight about others in the organization. It definitely made my job of designing and implementing interventions a lot easier too.
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Charmayne
ENTJ

"I feel like I am able harness my strengths"
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"Knowing my type has helped in a variety of ways. It vastly helped my husband and I communicate better. Knowing our types and the reasons why we respond to certain things has opened our communication in ways never imagined. In relation to my professional career, I feel like I am able harness my strengths in ways I have not been able to in the past. It's easier for me to jump in front of some of my less desirable habits because I have been more clearly defined. "
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Michael
ESTJ

"I have been able to really understand people better"
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Before I came into the Education and Development Department at my company, I did not have any exposure to the MBTI. Immediately after I joined the department, the opportunity came up for me to become MBTI certified. Since then, I have had the pleasure of administering the MBTI to a couple hundred of our company's leaders. In the process of learning more about it, I have been able to really understand people better. Not necessarily "typing" others, but just having an understanding of how different people view things. I love doing exercises in my classes to see the "wow" on people's faces as we demonstrate the differences in perception.
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Linda
ESTJ

"I am able to set everyone I work with off on a very positive path"
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I work with healthcare Execs who are in transition, the most vulnerable time in their life. On a personal note, I have adjusted my style to spend more time getting to know the "Feelers" which helps them to trust me. As I help them to understand their MBTI type they often recognize why they had such a difficult time with their previous employer, and it sends them off in a positive direction as they accept and move into their new job. I believe that by using MBTI I am able to set everyone I work with off on a very positive path so that they can start their new job and be successful.
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Mary Rose
ESFP

"Not only have I become a better teacher but a... more sought after consultant"
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I have used the MBTI in my classes since 1978 and found it to be very useful in helping students to understand why people act differently than they do. It has helped me to interact more successfully with students and administrators by giving me the tools to approach them in the best way. Not only have I become a better teacher but a better and more sought after consultant. By using the MBTI in staff development, I have been able to turn poorly functioning teams into successful competitive teams. In my personal life I have been able to understand my husband's (of 43 years) and my children's needs. It has been a successful tool in our family to discuss individual needs without playing the blame game.
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Scott
ISFJ

"Depth, accuracy, and a positive perspective of people are what it gave me"
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"At the second APT Conference in California, it became clear the MBTI was to be a major part of my professional and personal life. It made sense to me, explained a great deal of what was happening in my work world and has been a tool for helping me to be more effective in all aspects of my life.Depth, accuracy, complexity and a positive perspective of people are what it gave me."
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Leslie
ENTJ

"I have much more tolerance, patience, and understanding"
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Having increased awareness of the psychology of type preference has made a huge impact on my own life, and has allowed me to spread that impact on to others! I have much more tolerance, patience, and understanding of those who exhibit preferences that differ from mine. Also, in working with the teachers in my program to identify their own type preference and awareness of others, they report that faculty groups, subject departments, and entire staffs are cooperating at a higher level and accomplishing more than ever before. THANKS!!
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Jan
INFP

“I was relieved to understand the reason I felt so different…That was a revelation”
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"MBTI has been impacting my life for some 30 years. I was so relieved to understand that the reason I felt so different from my family was because I was - different but not deficient. That was a revelation.I love to use it with others because it is such a positive experience for people. People feel validated as the people they are.I use MBTI for team building, for people to understand their spouses and to learn to work with their children. Love it!"
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Kelly
ISFJ

"I learned that being introverted isn't a bad thing - it's just me!"
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I have always had an interest in learning about personality so when an opportunity arose for me to become a MBTI Certified Practitioner, I jumped at the chance. Since becoming a practitioner, I get to see first-hand how this assessment changes lives. When you become more aware of yourself, I believe you become more welcoming of other's differences. For me personally, I learned that being introverted isn't a bad thing - it's just me!
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Katherine
ENTJ

"My own acceptance...has helped me to accept all that others are"
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"When I first learned that my type was ENTJ the picture attached to it was a combat boot with lace trimming at the top! I resisted this image at first, but after years of education and being in numerous leadership positions in which my understanding of the instrument deepened and my unique gifts were further identified and developed, I have come to embrace the essence of what the symbol represents - strength and gentleness, grace and grit, determination and openness, durability and humility. I value the light and the shadow within and the life long work of becoming. My own acceptance of all of me has helped me to accept all that others are, and I use the deep wisdom from the MBTI in the Inner Work of Leadership workshops, in the leadership development training and change management work we do with individuals, corporations, and communities. It is truly a tool of transformation!I am grateful for the ways in which it has enriched my professional and personal life. Happy Anniversary!"
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Elaine
ENTP

"By learning to speak "ISTJ" my professional world changed dramatically!"
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I spent most of my career working in a research facility that was loaded with ISTJs...mostly engineers. I was constantly frustrated by their dismissal of the work I did (mostly qualitative research) as not being "real science". After studying MBTI, I realized they probably weren't even hearing what I was saying. My very strong Intuitive side was polar opposite to their nice, orderly S preference. I started redesigning presentations that used bullet points (that looked a whole lot like data) instead of the visuals I had been using, and adopted a "just the facts" model when working with them. In a very short period of time I had new projects funded, began hiring a team of very bright new people, and was promoted to a leadership position. Pretty amazing!! By learning to speak "ISTJ" my professional world changed dramatically!
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Liz
INTP

"It was type that showed me my differences were nothing to be ashamed of"
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I was initially mistyped as an INFP, and that colored my perception of the MBTI, which I dismissed as "corporate astrology." In a certification workshop, a real INFP was shocked at the blunt questions I wanted to ask the extraverts. "I don't think you are an INFP," she said. Going through the rest of the exercises with the INTPs was like going home, but for the first time. That's what started my type journey of self-acceptance and authentic connection with others. I knew I was different, but it was type that showed me my differences were nothing to be ashamed of. I still spot typos in signs I'm driving by at 80mph, but I no longer interrupt the conversation or the companionable silence to point it out. I leap at every opportunity to help others achieve their own radical self-acceptance.
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John
ESTJ

"MBTI: Best. Assessment. Ever."
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Administering and interpreting the MBTI for over 20 years has afforded me the opportunity to help so many attain insights into their personality and use this information to better understand themselves and interact more effectively with their colleagues at work and family at home. MBTI: Best. Assessment. Ever.
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Michelle
INFJ

"I've been very fortunate to leverage my interest in type across our organization"
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By truly understanding my type, INFJ, I was able to see how my need to build bridges and connect people could be used to build leadership skills and competencies in others. I've been very fortunate to leverage my interest in type across our organization and help folks to learn and discover their own assets, to develop trust in each other and to see others from a wider perspective. It's been very exciting!
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Kelly
INFJ

"I relate to (Myers-Briggs) more than any other assessment I have taken"
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The first time I took the MBTI assessment was eight years ago when embarking on a career change into Human Resource Development. The results were so accurate, it was almost disarming. I was immediately intrigued and fascinated. As I started in my new career, I wanted to become certified to not only learn more but give to others the "gift" of self- awareness and understanding I have been given. I was able to get certified almost three years ago, and it has made an impact my marriage and helped me understand my children and myself on a much deeper level. Hopefully this understanding has helped foster better communication and empathy. Since my certification I have given "the gift" to hundreds at my organization. I am passionate about Myers Briggs and I relate to it more than any other assessment I have taken. In my classes I stress MBTI serves two important purposes: 1- to build your own self-awareness of preferences which lends greater understanding to natural strengths and challenges and 2- to build greater understanding of others preferences which in turns leads to understanding and connection. I work to continue growing my knowledge of type so I can grow my own awareness and help others foster stronger relationships. Thank you for this gift, Katherine & Isabel!
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Roseanne
ENFJ

"I see the positive impact (the MBTI) has when employees absorb it"
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Over my career I have witnessed the positive impact that MBTI has had on the various organizations that I have been affiliated with. It has helped me tremendously as a Learning and Development professional to relate to every type of personality and to do so in a way that allows them to truly hear what I am trying to say. From an organizational perspective I see the positive impact it has when employees absorb it and put it to use. Relationships can and do improve!
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Lance
ISFJ

"It explained a great deal about who I am as a person"
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I took the MBTI for the first time as a graduate student in a counseling program. I had always thought that my personality was unique, but I could never fully put my finger on why. After taking the MBTI, it described my personality so well that I was blown away. It helped me see myself in an entirely new way. I finally understood the "whys" of my personality, and I also understood others much better as well. It explained a great deal about who I am as a person.
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Patricia
ESTJ

"MBTI and type have been an integral part of my life for over 35 years"
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MBTI and Type have been an integral part of my life for over 35 years...since grad school days. Knowing why I do, say, and think the way I do is priceless...as is the value placed on the contributions other types make to "close the gaps." Happy 70th, MBTI!
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Bill
ENFP

Saw some striking similarities between his and his daughter's type
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When I first took the MBTI back in grad school in the 70s and having just left the Army after 14 years, my type was ENFJ. My oldest daughter with whom I was having some difficulty growing up predictably was also an ENFJ. 15 years later after she married and I entered a second marriage I was administering the MBTI to a management team I was consulting with, and I took it myself for grins and found I had changed to an ENFP. Laughingly I called my daughter, who was also using the MBTI at her work, to pass on the news and she had also changed to an ENFP! Interesting, no?
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Dennis
ISTJ

"I have been richly blessed with the insights gained by my clients"
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I have been administering and interpreting the MBTI Step 1 and 2 for 17 years. I have been richly blessed with the insights gained by my clients as they've learned to appreciate their unique gifts and talents. I personally have benefitted through good type development as my learning journey continues. Thanks CPP!
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Rachel
ISFP

"The MBTI has made me aware of the differences that we have"
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I remember when I attended a certification course when I was relatively new to CPP, and the instructor asking me to recall what was on the breakfast table without turning around to look. I was surprised that everyone didn't know there were danishes, yogurts, 2 pots of coffee, orange juice, water, hot water, etc. And the coffee pot was brown. This also explains why my roommate would get frustrated when I interrupted her stories with questions of 'What was she wearing? What did they name the baby? What gender is the baby?" And all she knew was that they had a baby. The MBTI has made me aware of the differences that we have and how each of those differences add to the picture. I can appreciate when someone needs their quiet time and when someone needs to talk something out. I feel this makes me a better co-worker and friend.
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Tim
ENFJ

"Honoring the strengths of others... has been a liberating life experience"
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Recognizing, accepting, and honoring the strengths of others (and my own) has been a liberating life experience. Sharing this passion with others continues to be a joy. Thank you, MBTI!
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Laurel
INFP

The MBTI helped develop her dissertation for a multi-faith program
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During a week-long multi-faith program, I noticed that two women committed to multi-faith work squirmed their way through fifteen minutes of sitting meditation. Having just discovered the MBTI, I wondered if type might be a contributing factor to their discomfort. Thus was born a dissertation topic! The final result: "Descriptions and Educational Implications of Experiences in an Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue Program Viewed Through the Lens of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator."
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Gayle
INFJ

"For the first time, someone...was telling me it was OK to be who I am!"
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"""The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."" C. J. JungA native of New England currently living in San Antonio, Texas, I first took the MBTI(R) assessment in 1989 while living in St. Louis, Missouri. Since my type preferences are for INFJ, the rarest of the 16 types, taking the MBTI tool and having my results interpreted was a life - changing experience! It was as if, for the first time, someone other than my parents and teachers was telling me it was OK to be who I am!In November 1998 I became certified (then called ""qualified"") through the Association for Psychological Type (APT) to administer and interpret the MBTI assessment. Since my job doesn't offer an opportunity to use the MBTI tool, I held a few practice sessions with friends and family. In January 2012, feeling that my training needed updating, I went through CPP's MBTI certification training in Austin, Texas. While there I promised myself to ""Hang out my shingle""! So in February 2013 I launched my website, www.personalityassessmentsbygayle.weebly.com. This includes a blog, GO READ IT! which is an acronym for Getting Others Really Excited About Differences In Type!I belong to the Association for Psychological Type, The World Type Alliance (WTA) and several MBTI groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. I am passionate about the MBTI assessment! Though I have not yet found any clients since launching my website and blog, I have found the satisfaction of seeing my efforts lead to people learning about personality type and the positive changes it can make in their lives!"
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Robert
ENTJ

"The MBTI lens has changed my life"
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The MBTI lens has changed my life. I learned how, as an ENTJ, my intent can be hidden and my attempts to help can be seen as anything but altruistic. My appreciation for others who are of different types has grown immensely. The attraction and repulsion I experience with others makes sense now. This tool increased my objective view of self and gave me greater confidence in my strengths and which saws to sharpen. As a practitioner, I have used this to be a better friend, family member, spouse, and professional coach. I love seeing people get hooked on this and feed their addiction!
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Dani
INTJ

“…Helped me find out who I really am: negative, positive; inside, outside”
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Being typed and typing myself has helped me find out who I really am: negative, positive; inside, outside. There's more to me than other people see and even more to me than I can see. That's the beauty of it.
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Mari
ENFP

“…Self-awareness helps guide my life and helps me fulfill my purpose”
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When I first took the assessment in college it really helped me identify my strengths and areas for improvement. I feel that even years later that self-awareness helps guide my life and helps me fulfill my purpose!
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Jennifer
ISFJ

“It's brought us closer together as a team and opened some lines of communication”
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My a-ha moment was taking the assessment with my co-workers. As we read each other's results, there were lots of "Oh, okay!" and "That explains a lot!" It was a neat way to get a glimpse into each of our personality types and seeing things from each other's perspectives, probably for the first time. It's brought us closer together as a team and opened some lines of communication because we know how better to approach each other. Thank you MBTI!
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Katharine
INFP

"A good fairy, Isabel Myers, had waved her wand and changed my life"
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"Isabel Myers gave an early version of the MBTI (R) to her children's (Peter and Ann) 11th grade class , She gave a feedback to each one of us individually. I was a good student, athletic, had friends, editor of the school paper, etc;; however, I felt something was lacking in me because I could not hang out in a small group chattering and joking and join in--could not be what I called the cheer leader type.I learned from Isabel that I was something called an Introvert. My type preferences were INFP.. I learned I did not have to be a 'cheer leader'.' It was OK to be myself. This FREED me to BE myself, Now I can go out anywhere in the world whether I know anybody or not and comfortably interact with the situation and the people involved. It seemed like a miracle. A good fairy, Isabel Myers, had waved her wand and changed my life."
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Frank
ISTJ

“I have become a better and faster decision maker by trusting my intuition”
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I have become a better and often times faster decision maker by trusting my intuition more than relying so much on what my senses tell me. By knowing that I am so close to the line between the two dimensions, I have taken what I in the past perceived to be risky decision making, by relying more on my intuition. In analyzing my past decisions, I found that I almost always ended up making decisions that I intuitively thought were the best decisions, but had relied on my senses to make those decisions, which generally took quite a bit more time. All in all, I have been more flexible and know when I am being more deliberate with this knowledge.
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Sandy
ISFJ

“Using MBTI…provides a very helpful context for understanding others' perceptions”
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Using MBTI in conjunction with a 360 feedback survey for coaching engagements provides very helpful context for understanding others' perceptions of the coachee. It also helps the coachee understand why some leadership behaviors come naturally to them and others seem so foreign!
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Breda
ESFJ

"Knowing my type helps me communicate more empathically in social relationships"
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Knowing my own type and others gives me a better understanding of myself and others, and helps me to communicate more empathically in my business and social relationships taking into account that what we have in common is our differences.
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Harry
INFP

"Love the MBTI-one of my favorite tools!!"
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"I used the MBTI extensively for team building and as an Introvert was able to explain that I ""extraverted for a living"" and enjoyed it; it's about energy- I could train all day long effectively but at the end of the day I had to recharge my batteries, vs. my over-the-top extravert colleague who was so energized by training that she'd invite the entire class out to dinner afterwards!Love the MBTI- one of my favorite tools!!"
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Amanda
ENTJ

"I am true to my ENTJ type…being type aware has helped me develop"
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To tool has enabled me to support me massively in my role supporting businesses in building teams. I love to use the tool to support peoples self discovery of type, getting them to ‘Best Fit’, charting a ‘Team Type’ and then using that to identify collective strengths and areas of opportunity. MBTI is always my tool of choice for teambuilding sessions! Personally, its definitely helped me with relationship building, and also in my career. I am true to my ENTJ type, direct and decisive…but being type aware has helped me to develop, in particular my ‘F’ to ensure I gain the most from interpersonal relationships.
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Jenny
ENTJ

“Our MBTI experience…has enabled us to move forward as a team”
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"This tool has increased my awareness of personality preferences and tendencies and what makes me who I am. More importantly how this dynamic plays out with our work team to enable us to look at ways in which we can work more effectively together. Our Team Leader group has undertaken individual assessments as well as a team type profile and benefited from learning that we are all typed differently. That means that when we are storming we are really storming and when we are working well we have the potential to be a high performing team. Our team type profile came out as unique and rare because we have covered all quadrants.Another benefit from our MBTI experience is that we have become more tolerant and understanding about each other in our interactions, which has enabled us to move forward as a team.All the way from New Zealand."
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Shar
ENTJ

“I've learned that as an ENTJ, I have a natural desire for leadership and being decisive”
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The MBTI has assisted me in understanding not only my own preferences and how I interact with others, but also others around me. I've learned that as an ENTJ, I have a natural desire for leadership and being decisive, but that I also need to consider the impact of my decisions on others.
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Marie
ENTP

“When I read the description for ENTP, it was like…a biography about me”
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When I read the description for ENTP, it was like someone had written a biography about me and how I think about and approach the world. Not only do I know my own type, but I know the types of my coworkers and it enriches our interactions and helps us understand each other better.
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Stacey
ESTP

"What an AH HA I had when I discovered I was an ESTP married to an INTJ!"
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I was married for over five years before we had the pleasure of taking the MB. My husband and I were at a retreat for people in ministry and they used the MB in our counseling. What an AH HA I had when I discovered I was an ESTP married to an INTJ! Needless to say, it has helped our relationship and now my husband uses the tool for premarital counseling. Many couples have reaped the benefits of knowing more about their mates prior to taking the big step!
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Emily
ENFP

“I read ENFPs are the clumsiest types…there's probably some truth to the statement”
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This is more funny than positive, really. Years ago, I read something that said ENFPs are probably the clumsiest of the personality types. As a person who hates the idea of being put into a box, I was immediately mildly offended, and wrote the comment off. Later that day, as I was walking across campus, I tripped (with lots of flailing and swearing) over a gently-sloping, bright-red-painted curb. And I was forced to admit that there's probably some truth to the statement, after all.
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Laura
ENTJ

"My type gave me the confidence to lean in to who I really am"
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My type gave me the confidence to lean in to who I really am, and emphasized the need for balance in my days. The E/I for me was really close, and I notice that after a long day of interactions I need down time, but also after a long day on my own I need people and interaction. It also helped me recognize that my "N" isn't shared by everyone and I need to slow down, back up and bring others with me by sharing my vision and including how it relates to the problem at hand.
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Rayna

Her a-ha moment came when working with two managers of differing types
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Becky
ENFJ

“I learned that other people aren’t the same as me, so I need to adjust my leadership”
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Ren
ISTJ

"I’m an ISTJ, but I feel very comfortable working with everyone. I don’t discriminate."
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Christie
ENTJ

“We use Myers-Briggs in our company to collaborate team work across the organization”
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Matthew
ENTP

"I love to think about all the different ways to do things"
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Robert
INTP

“It’s a wonderful tool. I’ve used it for 30 years and learned a lot about myself”
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Elizabeth
INTP

“Jung changed my life, and MBTI enhanced it”
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"As an INTP woman, I gained such relief from knowing that I wasn't 'unusual' at all, just a deep thinker.Growing up in a family of sensates was a puzzling experience for all of us, and society was an ongoing puzzle to me to too. As an INTP I needed to solve these puzzles.Jung changed my life, and MBTI enhanced it.I have worked in the field of child protection for many years, and was baffled by worker behaviour until I understood it from the context of analysis of stressed types, based on my own knowledge.I became a qualified practitioner of MBTI last year, but I had used the key concepts throughout my career."
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Rachel
INFJ

"Taking the MBTI has been one of the simplest but most impacting choices I've made"
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"When I first found the MBTI, I thought it was just one of THOSE tests. You know, the ones that really don't know anything about your personality and end up telling you generic information that a stranger could tell you about yourself! But then I took it, and began reading information online relating to my personality type (INFJ). My mind was officially blown. I couldn't believe it! It suddenly seemed like I had found my place in the world, as an INFJ. Things that I did, that I didn't even realize I did were described! Things that I did that I thought of as unexplained or uniquely me (usually in a weird or bad way) ended up being characteristics of this most complex and rare personality type! I was amazed and flattered to say the least! Taking the MBTI has certainly been one of the simplest but most impacting choice I've made. I understand myself SO much better and on SUCH a deeper level. It makes me happy knowing that I'm not alone in the way I think and respond to ideas and situations. I am not just some strange girl who sees the world with silly metaphors but rather, a deep person seeking meaningful foundations for all things. :)"
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Flavia
ENFJ

"Every time I am blown away by the impact of the MBTI instrument"
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My journey of self awareness had begun years before my introduction to the MBTI instrument so in many ways these four letters were the final piece to the puzzle.

To my very core I embody all that an ENFJ is described as - when I first read my type overview it was a though someone had looked into my heart an soul and written it about ME. My personal "ah ha" moment came during accreditation working with our inspiring facilitator Brian Lawrence, he really took my MBTI knowledge and confidence to a new level. Another real highlight was sitting beside and meeting the amazing Jane A.G. Kise at an Alumni event!\

As facilitator of Sunsuper's Emerging and Essential Leaders (CertIV FLM), and our CertIV Workplace and Business Coaching - I administer the instrument and run workshops regularly with participants from all areas of our business, all ages and levels of experience. Every time I am blown away by the impact of the MBTI instrument and I never tire of watching as my participants have their "ah ha" moments. It is possibly the most rewarding part of every program and certainly the workshop days I most look forward to delivering.

Through my ongoing association with CPP, becoming an accredited practitioner and attending numerous alumni events I have continued to learn more about myself ,others and application of the instrument.

I use many of the Developmental Resources and tools available and thank CPP for their ongoing support.

ENFJ's rule!!

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Jay
ENTJ

“MBTI has helped me re-engineer a training program. Results: INSTANT SUCCESS”
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MBTI has helped me re-engineer a training program for Emergency Wardens Australia wide. Our company trains in excess of 400 000 wardens nationally and they were always complaining about how warden training was "beige", uninteresting and boring. Through surveys, we realised that wardens and trainers were overwhelmingly Thinking Types (Either NTs or STs). I redesigned the program for Thinking Types using logical constructs and lots of flowcharts as well as "cook-book" like language. Results: INSTANT SUCCESS
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Melany
ENFP

"MBTI helped me develop my communication & collaboration skills"
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After attending the MBTI certification session, I learned what a huge difference just one letter could make on personal preferences and how we experience the world. MBTI made we more aware of my own preferences and others both in my personal and professional life. MBTI helped me develop my personal communication and collaboration skills.
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Frances
INFP

"Discovering that I am an INFP was sort of a life saver!"
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Discovering that I am an INFP was sort of a life saver! I understand myself at a deeper level, and now I know how my sensitivity and empathy can actually help me and guide me to understand and help others.
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Kaci
INFJ

"Seeing the ways I am unique made it easier for me to not live a life of comparison"
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Seeing the ways I am unique made it easier for me to not live a life of comparison. It stopped me from beating myself up for being different and allowed me to start celebrating my differences. It affirmed my gifts and abilities and reminded me that I'm pretty awesome. And it's nice to be able to quantify yourself and categorize yourself with others. It creates a sense of community.
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KK
ENFP

"My awareness as an ENFP continues to leave a nice little tickle in my heart"
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"I've always been somewhat different from other people for as long as I can remember. While every male kid in America was transfixed on the X-Men cartoon, I enjoyed 1960s and 70s Japanese Sci-Fi movies and TV shows. As a teenager, I ended up nurturing a fetish for girls with 'valley-girl' accents. Hell, when I was around family members invested in working in medicine, law, or business, I just wanted to make Godzilla-style special effects movies for a living. For a long time, I just didn't care if I was unique or not, it was just who I am. Then, just about last year, I took a MBTI test on a separate site to discover that I was an ENFP.

Truth be told, I took a bit for the result to sink in, but then I took a hard look at my life and then it all made sense. In school, I always preferred harmony over chaos, even though I was a weird and kinetic little guy when I was on the playground, I quietly resented any teacher or relative who tried to stifle my personality, I hated stiff and rigid subjects like math and felt comfortable working on creative writing and socializing with others, I embraced eclecticism in pop-culture from an early age, which consequently drove everyone around me to make fun of me, etc. Just having all those dots connected gave me a jolt of excitement to know that I was a unique little beast in this world, someone who doesn't except the obvious and dives into the strange. All in all, my awareness as an ENFP continues to leave a nice little tickle in my heart"

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Monica
ENTJ

“When I got my results, I went OH MY GOD!”
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Phyllis
ENFP

“I’m not only an ENFP, but I’m a people pleaser!”
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The MBTI has helped me come to terms with how I tend to get caught up in the energy of the moment and over-commit. This especially plays out at work, instantly saying yes to too many projects. The result: an unmanageable and stressful workload that interferes with spending quality time with my loved ones.

Through my very own strategy, informed by the MBTI, I've learned how to take pause and say "let me get back to you" instead of getting caught up in the moment. Thank you MBTI!

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Jim
ENTP

“I have to work on….Feeling and Sensing. Wish me luck!”
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Since taking the MBTI assessment a few years ago, I've learned a great deal about my personality as well as the other personality types. This knowledge has been a big plus to both my career and personal life. So far, I've used it the most at work while helping software product development teams better organize their efforts. Being able to acknowledge other people's type preferences has made me a much more effective communicator and listener.

These new skills are just as effective outside of work too. Now that I am a more self-aware ENTP through MBTI Step II, I am working on improving my least preferred preferences of Sensing and Feeling to enrich my personal life. It’s time to go deep. Yikes!

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Lujean

Administers the MBTI with students
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Daphene
ENTP

“Now I understand introverts”
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Michael

"The biggest impact…helping me to understand that I’m actually okay."
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The biggest impact the MBTI® tool has had on my life is helping me to understand that I’m actually okay. Growing up, I always felt different; like I didn’t belong. I remember going to the circus when I was six and thinking that was the only place I might fit when I grew up. The MBTI tool has helped to provide comfort that there are other people in the world who are in many ways just like me. There are other people who get uncomfortable walking in to a room of strangers. There are other people who understand the world based on our hunches. There are other people who make decisions based on our values and how those decisions affect others. There are other people who don’t like to be boxed in to making decisions too soon. There are other people who have preferences for INFP. And guess what, that is not only okay. It’s great!I am forever grateful for what the MBTI tool has helped me learn about myself, those I work with, my family and my partner. I’m so grateful for the career the MBTI tool has provided me. Happy 70th Anniversary. Here’s to 70 more!
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Edward
ENTP

"I have learned to better communicate with others through the lens of MBTI"
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Since discovering my type and the MBTI system, I've been able to better understand myself and others. I've figured out what motivates people, and have learned to better communicate with others through the lens of MBTI.
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Michelle
ENFJ

"The MBTI has given me access to understanding my personal tendencies"
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The MBTI has given me access to understanding my personal tendencies, but it has also helped me to better understand my personal and professional relationships. Those with whom I've shared the MBTI can appreciate it's usefulness, and then we have a common language to discuss the assets that each of us brings to any given situation.
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Stephen
ENFJ

"I realized the one thing that holds all of this together: relationship development"
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I do many things in my professional and personal life, including counseling, coaching, teaching, training, consulting, preaching, blogging, and more. I have broad interests, deep friendships, and a large group of beloved friends and acquaintances. When I discerned my preferences for ENFJ, I realized the one thing that holds all of this together: relationship development. That's what I do. I help people develop and deepen their relationships (sometimes, their relationships with me myself!). I am a relationship practitioner.
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Mindy
INFJ

"Whenever I first read about being an INFJ I cried for joy"
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Whenever I first read about being an INFJ I cried for joy. I felt such relief to know that there is nothing wrong with me and that I'm not alone!
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Jennifer
INFP

"Embracing my INFP has helped me…to see the possibilities"
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Embracing my INFP has helped me set down my feelings of limitations and to see the possibilities. The MBTI also helps me to recognize that when things seems to be difficult I may be coming up against other personality types and need to adjust my way of being, or that I'm functioning out of one of my lesser dominate areas (ex: uh, oh, I'm on an organize and control streak... sure sign that I'm stressed!!).
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Traci
ISTJ

"Helps me teach the impact of personalities in class"
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This helps me teach the impact of personalities in class. We talk about their type of personality after they take the Jung Typology test. We talk about leadership and how their personality type can dictate what type of leader they are. Then we also talk about identifying a target market and how their personality type can help them identify their target market.
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Michelle
ENFP

"For my husband and I...this has been a real eye opener"
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For my husband and I this test has been a real eye opener. Kent and I got married 2 days after my 18th birthday and have been married for almost 25 years. This simple personality test has helped us tremendously in furthering our understanding of one another and what makes us do the things we do and not do the things we don’t. It has helped me personally to be more understanding and it has helped us to look for solutions that will actually work for both of us. Knowing the information from the relationship analysis for our types has even helped to defuse potential issues.

I remember when I first saw this on our profiles:

Mine says this:

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on details maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivious to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP‘s family members.

Kent’s says this:

ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and work hard at maintaining structure and resolving ambiguity. They have a tendency to be fussy, especially with their home environments.

I was so excited! I finally knew why Kent and I had an argument about this every 6 months for our entire marriage. We weren’t crazy! It was all right there in black and white.

This is just a small example of how these tests have benefited us.

Another example comes from the relationship analysis for ENFPs in relationship with ENFJs:

Where these two excel in relationship is in dealing both with individual people and human affairs in general, the ENFP often leading the way towards change, development of ideas and possibilities for improvement of conditions; the ENFJ complementing this role with strong advocacy and educative skills combined with commitment to social justice and care for the disadvantaged.

You can see how this could be helpful for us moving forward to love God and love people, all people. You can see how this helps us to use our unique giftings to be all we were meant to be.

wordofawoman.com

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Tam
INFJ

"I have a clearer vision of what I want to do with my life"
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I gained a great deal of knowledge about myself. Consequently, I have a clearer visions of what I want to do with my life.
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Cynthia
ENTP

"Teaching Myers Briggs is one of my favorite things to do"
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I LOVE Myers Briggs! Every year we hold trainings for our leadership teams and this has fostered a stronger team: dedicated to understanding each other better, growing in awareness of self and learning how to deal with conflict in healthy ways. Teaching Myers Briggs is one of my favorite things to do. I love watching the "AHA!" moment when someone begins to understand themselves or their team member better. We talk about it so much, its a part of our culture and vernacular!
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Jeni

"How HASN'T the MBTI Assessment positively impacted my life?"
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I prefer to think in terms of "How HASN'T the MBTI Assessment positively impacted my life?"

Growing up, I was a nerd. (And I'll admit it. I am STILL a nerd.)

I felt like there was something "wrong" with me because of the interests I had. I have a different perspective now looking at things through the 'lens' of Type.

I was actually quite young when I became interested in Psychological type. (In fact, I went through my certified practitioner training when I was only 22.)

I discovered Psychological Type at the PERFECT time in my life - as a college senior, just as I was moving from student to mature, responsible adult. MBTI provided me with a logical framework that helped put a LOT of things into perspective. (Like, why other people ANNOY me, and what I personally do that annoys them!)

I still do not think that I would have been able to find a job that made me happy had I not been armed with psychological type knowledge.

I developed many professional relationships through the type community. Many of them have lasted for a number of years.

I have sat on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Valley chapter of APTi starting in 2001 (I am currently working with a transition team to revitalize the chapter)

I have also served on the Northeast Regional Chapters board from 2001-2003.

My artwork has appeared on Keirsey.com, and mtri.org.

I have been to APTi conferences and have been published in the APTi bulletin.

And believe it or not, all of these things happened before I hit the age of 25...

I am now 34, and there is no doubt that Type has had an IMMENSE impact on my life. It has been the lens through which I have viewed the world for the past THIRD of my life.

I have always been intellectually curious, and the Type community has provided an outlet for that curiosity.

I am looking forward to further developments in the MBTI that will occur over the next 70 years., and perhaps, I may even play a role in developing some of them...

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Anuradha
ENTP

"It has helped me to flex easily"
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It has helped me to flex easily. When one is aware of the reasons for her own behavior, it becomes far more easy to adapt to a situation. One is convinced then that we don't need to change, but just flex for the moment.
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Krystle
ESFP

"The MBTI has truly changed my life and made me a better person"
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I've learned more about how to play to my strengths, be a better team member and wife, as well as help others discover who they really are using the tool (as a certified practitioner of the tool). Truly the biggest "A-ha!" for me was understanding what my type (ESFP) looks like under stress and how others were experiencing me in this state. I had no idea how my lack of awareness in this area led others to misunderstand me and its impact on how I approached conflict resolution. Quickly the quote I heard when first exposed to MBTI made so much more sense: “We judge others by their behavior while we judge ourselves by our intentions”. I am now able to take that awareness and encourage others to really dig deep into learning how others experience them in order to be more effective in their relationships and teams. I feel like once I was exposed to a deeper understanding of my type so much of who I am began to make more sense, and I was finally able to articulate my struggles and strengths so much more clearly and confidently. It may sound cliché, but the MBTI has truly changed my life and made me a better person!
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Corey
INTP

“Has proven to be invaluable…for understanding various perspectives”
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Jungian Typology and its derivative systems have proven to be invaluable frameworks for understanding the various perspectives among my fellow humans. Knowledge of these frameworks has enabled a new dimension in which to analyze the myriad problems we face in life.
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Nichole
INFJ

"I have come to terms with my natural weaknesses"
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MBTI has helped me build a better idea of how other people perceive life differently. It has helped me understand myself at this time and in the past. I have come to terms with my natural weaknesses that arise from imbalance with my strengths.
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Peter
ENTP

"The insights gained from the MBTI provide a level of advantage that cannot be overstated"
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MBTI has helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses relative to others in both work and social situations, particularly those involving team-building and collaboration. As a soon-to-graduate MBA student, the insights gained from working with and studying MBTI provide a level of advantage that cannot be overstated in understanding human behavior, motivation, and thought processes.
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Mary
INTJ

"The courage and drive of Isabel and Katharine will live in my heart forever"
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One spring day, in a Portland, Oregon hotel training room, Type Resources changed my life for the better. Learning type, first my own then others increased my capacity for attunement and forever altered the way I approach relationships. Type has had a tremendous impact personally and professionally. The courage and drive of Isabel and Katharine will live in my heart forever and it is an honor to carry on their legacy. Happy Birthday MBTI!
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Chris
ISFJ

"I come to realize there is nothing wrong with me, I'm an Introvert"
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I am an ISFJ. The MBTI impacted me both personally and professionally. I have come to realize there is nothing wrong with me, being an introvert. Realizing this and everything else that comes from being an ISFJ, I was able to better understand why and how I manage and approach my personal and professional life on a daily basis. On a professional level, knowing about the different types, I was able to identify with and able to manage myself in a way that better suits each individual. In return getting more interaction from team members and more productivity. Thanks MBTI!
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Mary
INFJ

“I was so relieved…I knew I needed more alone time than my friends”
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I use this assessment with my students. They are in awe of how they are described. I was so relieved to see my "I" because I knew I needed more alone time than my friends. My "J" is off the charts and I actually take meds for OCD. My "N" is also off the charts and I have earned a Masters in Counseling. I really enjoy advocating for others. I have spent years as a special educator and as a teacher of English.
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Rachel
ENFP

"It really helps to form the right expectations for each relationship"
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I first learned my MBTI about 12 years back, but it really started helping me as I began working on a team about 3 1/2 years ago. Since we all know our MBTI's & keep our reports on hand, we have the same language to communicate our preferences & needs. It really helps to understand where the other person is coming from & to form the right expectations for each relationship based on that person. I really appreciate how in depth the report goes, especially part 2. It has definitely helped us grow together as a team & helped me as an individual understand myself & others better.
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Sarah
ESFJ

"Allowed me to focus better on what my strengths are as a professional"
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Knowing what my natural strengths are has allowed me to focus better on hat my strengths are as a professional and where I can best serve my department.
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Joan
INFP

“I took comfort in the thought that I am perfectly fine just the way I am”
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I spent much of my 20's and 30's striving to better myself and improve my weak areas. Working hard on myself helped a great deal, but I never really got to the point where I realized how wonderfully I am made until I read about myself in a description of an INFP. Realizing there were others like me, and that we are a minority in every circle, I took comfort in the thought that I am perfectly fine just the way I am, although I am unique and different than most others I've met. I realized how others have perceived me as foreign to them while I thought they were like me. I started to understand others better than I ever had, and accept--no, value---those differences. Thankfully, my 40's and current 50's have been years marked by a new confidence and more mature relationships, and the energy I used to spend making myself better is often refocused onto helping others.
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Paul
INFJ

"A great tool with multiple layers…Worth every penny!"
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For me the MBTI has helped me to deepen my understandings of people and myself. When I first encountered it i felt a deep sense of self acceptance of who i was, it helped to explain and validate my behaviours as just being apart of the natural me. In my work helping people with work and relationship problems it has proven to be a great little tool that clients enjoy using and it benefits them not only through the information they develop but it actively strengthening my clients self esteem and confidence levels. A great tool with multiple layers to work with people at many levels and in many contexts. Worth every penny!
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Sara
ISTJ

“Having more insight into my introversion has helped me become more aware…”
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Having more insight into my introversion has helped me become more aware of what things really exhaust me mentally and why, and what I can do to be more impactful in my interactions with others!
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Neil
INTP

"It's completely changed my life and it's endlessly useful."
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"Where to start... the MBTI has given me a model for understanding human engagement that has had far-reaching positive effects across all areas of my life. When I first learned it, it was as if social interactions came into focus and I could see clearly for the first time.I've used the MBTI to identify areas to focus on for personal growth, to identify and embrace my inherent strengths, and to identify a fulfilling career that was a perfect fit for me.I understand now why I vibe so well with some people and why I find interactions with others challenging. I understand why the same miscommunications and clashes arise over and over within my own family and I understand how to avoid them. I understand how best to tailor my communication and content delivery to students and coworkers. I absolutely love this instrument and helping others discover their type is one of my hobbies. It's completely changed my life and it's endlessly useful."
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Dana
ENFJ

"I have only just begun to reach my stride...There is so much to learn"
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My masters is in organization development. I quickly excelled in areas of strategy and corporate training. I started my career in labor relations. Basing my intuition on behavioral clues, I could quickly read the needs and concerns of the attendees around the negotiations table. However, I never really understood how I reached my conclusions. My career took me to corporate human resources. I was always a big picture person and loved matching HR initiatives with the corporate mission. As my career advanced I did more and more one on one executive coaching, supervisory training, leadership development and team building. With my new MBTI assessment skills I can quickly assess the client or team's needs, gain trust and move forward with an action plan. I am finding that matching the MBTI assessments with Strengths Finder and Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is especially powerful. In the area of personality development I feel that I have only just begun to reach my stride. There is so much to learn. I'm highly enthusiastic and grateful to CPP, Inc. for their excellent training. Thank you.
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Robert
ENTP

"It is an essential part of my assessment repertoire"
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I have worked with the MBTI for more than 30 years, both in organizational settings and to support individual executive development. In parallel, as a consulting psychologist I continue to be a student of Jung deepening my knowledge and appreciation for the complexity and nuances of the MBTI .Even after all of these years, I continue to learn from this instrument. Understanding the nuances of the 16 types and their interplay with each other is an ongoing professional development experience for me. Watching how the raw scores show up (or not) in the individual or organizational settings I work with gives me a unique ability (used in conjunction with other instrumentation) to create hypotheses and “connect the dots” quickly. With each individual, the detailed conversations about typical patterns by type, invariably produces a preponderance of “yes, that’s me” responses from clients. As they deepen their own awareness of type, they become more savvy in recognizing and acting on “type issues” operating in the context within which they work. The MBTI is very complex and too often I see it used superficially by those who lack an understanding of the research underlying it. Too many times, clients report knowing what their type was at a point in history, but too often the four letters is really all they know. They were not given the tools to help them understand the depths and richness of what it could all mean. Done superficially, it is not a tool for growth.I pay careful attention to the scores – especially over time with long-term client relationships. As clients work on shadow areas (or to dial back strong preferences) and see scores “rebalance,” it becomes a very useful and motivating tool for them. MBTI is invaluable for team building, conflict resolution, and onboarding. I have even used it with CEOs and spouses who seek to reframe their relationships. It is an essential part of my assessment repertoire.
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Tammison

Hosts an event with extended Briggs’ family
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The graduate career advising staff at Michigan State University (MSU) host a family reunion between Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Myers and Lyman James Briggs! MSU has residential college dedicated to science and math named for its famous alumnus, Lyman Briggs.
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Lan

"I use the MBTI as an icebreaker during conversations on dating websites!"
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Leanna
ISTJ

"The language of preferences is now part of our vocabulary!"
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Having taken the MBTI in 1987 during my first year as a college advisor/counselor, I was familiar with my type. But, during the MBTI practitioner certification workshop in 2012, I finally understood what my type really meant. Not only did I finally understand my preferences as an ISTJ, but now I understand why my need for organization and structure is SO important. I more clearly understand how others perceive me, and how best to work with the teachers and students who demonstrate preferences different from my own. As a result of administering the MBTI to my colleagues and students, we all have many more tools in our toolbox with which to understand the human uniqueness surrounding us. We have applied our preferences for type to learning, teaching and career exploration. The language of preferences is now part of our vocabulary! Thank you MBTI for providing clarification for those seeking to understand others and to be understood!
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Marc
ENFP

"Helped me communicate more effectively with everyone around me"
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The MBTI assessment has helped me communicate more effectively with everyone around me and better understand our differences to help manage conflict, especially with my wife. The MBTI assessment assisted in two colleage sweathearts staying together by us both completing it, getting our Work-Styles report, and then pinpointing where conflict would arise between us. The MBTI assessment saved my relationship with my wife and continues to help me build stronger relationships at work and with friends.
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Barbara
ENFP

"I came to appreciate what I have to offer the world"
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I first took the MBTI in graduate school; I can remember feeling validated and for the first time understanding why I was so different from my sister and mother (who actually share the same type.) Through the MBTI, I came to appreciate what I have to offer the world - which is helping people realize their human potential - and started to embrace my personality rather than trying to be someone that I am not. Now, I use my gift of helping other people realize their potential by offering the MBTI to each and every client I meet. I find that people have huge "ah ha" moments when we discuss their results; especially the dominant and auxiliary functions of their personality type and how this relates to the world of work. I use this specific information to help individuals narrow down and then pinpoint their career and educational path. I find that using their "personality heart" (a CPP phrase) as a gatekeeper through which interests and values are filtered allows individuals to make solid career decisions. A further benefit is that Individuals begin to realize that there is no "magic bullet" to making a career choice, rather it is a series of thoughtful, informed choices; the base of which is the MBTI. In effect, the MBTI has helped me help hundreds of individuals get on the correct career and or educational path; it has helped changed the lives of many people. Thank you for making the instrument so accessible with its' on-line application. Best regards, Barbara Sedgwick-Billimoria M.Ed.
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Owen
INFJ

“Learning just how different people are was a huge eye-opener”
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Learning just how different people are from one another was a huge eye-opener for me. I have found MBTI most useful in understanding and accepting my own preferences and those of others. It has helped me enormously in my personal and professional relationships.
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Charleen
INTP

"I see the MBTI as a step toward global acceptance"
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Not only do I have a better understanding of myself, I have a better understanding of the functioning of others. I can readily assess people so I can understand them, and I can tailor my delivery so I am also understood. People like to be understood and accepted. I see the MBTI as a step toward global acceptance. Peace.
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Amy
ENFJ

"The MBTI has helped me embrace who I am"
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The MBTI has helped me to better understand myself and embrace who I am. I have found a workplace that values the strengths I bring to campus and I consistently get positive feedback, not only from students, colleagues, and my supervisor but from administrators as well. Thank you, Katherine and Isabel!
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Yousra
ENFP

“I know where I need to improve and the talents I have”
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From MBTI testing I have learned that I could be a counselor. Having the test helped me know my strengths and weaknesses. Know where I need to improve. And what talents I have. It helped me discover me
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Sue
ENFJ

"Helping people better understand themselves has been fun!"
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Ever since qualifying in the MBTI several years ago, I have used it with clients in executive and career coaching. Helping people better understand themselves has been fun and rewarding. Assisting them in beginning to pay attention to how others have the same or different preferences from theirs, AND then watching them consider others' preferences as they interact has been even more rewarding.
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Santosh
INFP

"MBTI was the trigger in helping me in my career transition"
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"I am born and educated in India . And had spent around 8 years in Japan working in IT. Though at the top of my career money-wise and job-wise ,Plus International assignment, somehow I wasn't fully happy. Family is perfect, Boss was ideal , Job was dreamlike - Still could not figure out - why I was not content with the job. Then as a part of team-building workshop. I have taken MBTI. And that gave me amazing insight. That also gave me opportunity to start exploring what might be a good job/career for me. Off-course I explored more , have taken more assessment to know myself. But surely MBTI was the trigger in helping me in my career transition. Now I have switched to academic career, & I feel it is my calling (not only job/career.). Also pursuing my research studies along-with. I fully enjoy it. And can sense through the feedback of my students - that Yes I have taken the right decision. Thank you MBTI. "
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Margaret
ENFJ

Assisted in creating the first publicly offered MBTI qualifying program
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I was fortunate to get involved with MBTI when it became an instrument published by CPP, Inc. Along with Katharine Myers, Alan Brownsword and Gary Hartzler we wrote and offer the first publicly offered qualifying program. I had the opportunity to offer this program all over the world. From data collected from listening to people of each type talk about themselves, I learned enough to publish some books on type--Functions of Type, Facets of Type, Using Type with Couple, Using Type in Career Counseling, Introduction to Type--the Eight Jungian Functions and Making Type Work for You. I am extremely grateful for all the people I have met through the type community and the income provided from training people in the ethic use of MBTI and Jungian Typology.
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Jeff
ENTP

“We use the MBTI to understand each other and our gifts differing”
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"I took the MBTI for the first time prior to getting married and I was able to guess my girlfriends (now my wife for over 20 years) type, to a tee. We now have 3 daughters and we use the MBTI to understand each other and our gifts differing.I utilize the MBTI very regularly with corporate leaders and teams to understand themselves and their teams. It is a powerful tool."
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Dixie
INTP

"Provided a key to building great relationships"
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Being a rare INTP woman with a strong "expressive" sub-scale frequently made relating with others a challenge during my youth. Better understanding my type, and being able to recognize and appreciate other's types, provided a key to building great relationships.
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Mitch
ESFJ

Helps others discover their way in the world of work and play
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I have had the joy of executive coaching others using the MBTI now for 20 years. Helping others discover their way in the world of work and play using MBTI has allowed me to serve a meaningful and purposeful role in the lives of individuals, groups, organizations and companies. In my academic life, MBTI was a principle tool in my research of the adoption of the internet and in educational communities.
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Elise
ENFJ

"I'm ever so proud to call my self a Myers-Briggs dork!"
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It helped me realize what's so great about me and has helped me see where I might need extra support or recovery time. It is the foundation of the coaching and consulting work that I do with clients. It is like a fast forward button on my coaching process. Plus it has improved how I engage with my husband and, really, everyone around me. I understand myself better and appreciate the differences in others. I'm ever so proud to call my self a Myers-Briggs dork!
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Jacqueline
ENFP

"I love exploring different ways the MBTI can help people"
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"Realizing that we're not broken- that this is just our way of moving through the world- is so emancipating and healing! My coaching career got started as an academic coach at a med school. Helping students realize that they have their personality and the institution has its personality and that success isn't about changing who you are, but negotiating that relationship in an authentic way was so energizing! I love seeing people walk into my office just about hopeless and walk out on fire again.Now that I'm in business for myself, I love exploring all the different ways that the MBTI can help people at home, work, and life."
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Sheila
ENFP

"Becoming certified in the MBTI…has really been a dream come true"
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"I took the MBTI as a junior in college, it changed my life and helped me appreciate who I was. I loved hearing about how I was a motivator, and an energizer. It was okay to be enthusiastic. Now, a few decades later, I'm the same person, but more appreciative of my strengths. And with age, I have received clarity of my purpose.Getting the opportunity to become certified in the MBTI and administer it to students on a college campus has really been a dream come true. I love seeing the excitement on their faces when they see how their strengths can help them find their vocation in life. Being a career counselor allows me to give my students insight and appreciation of who they are. What a priceless opportunity!"
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Kelly
ENFP

“Marrying a man of the opposite type turned into a gift”
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"Having used MBTI and taught classes about it in my HR roles for many years, marrying a man of the exact opposite type turned into much more of a gift than a challenge. Me (the ENFP) and He (the ISTJ) would have clashed every day if we didn't understand ""oh that's just the way you look at things"". It resulted in wonderful compromises like our ""Margarita Business Meetings"" where he gets to go over our finances and delve into the spreadsheets while our laptop sits atop of the bar of our favorite local Mexican restaurant! That makes it fun for me and something I no longer dread. We ""get"" each other because we understand each other's preferences and strengthss. We also leverage our gifts while in business together. Icing on the cake? I shared this story with a work group I was training recently. A gentleman approached me after and said ""I think you saved my marriage"". How satisfying is that? "
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Howard
INFP

“We understand where the other is coming from, especially in difficult situations”
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"Two ways:1) Living and working with an ENTP for over 35 years has the usual tensions. We depend on our understanding of each other's MBTI to understand where the other is coming from, especially in difficult situations.2) My Partner's grown children are NTs and they have married NFs. We helped them to understand those differences in their early marriage years by having Sunday Brunches where we discussed our own NT/NF (not to leave out E/I) differences which in turn allowed them to discuss their own issues."
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Jeannie

Uses the MBTI to provide the best college matches for students
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My company uses the MBTI as a diagnostic tool for many of our students who are applying to college. This successfully assists us in researching colleges for our students and providing them with colleges that are the best match.
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Philip
ENFJ

"MBTI has helped my delegates to develop"
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I learned how to implement MBTI about 23 years ago and have used it in account management and strategy programmes. Delegates always find it very thought provoking and insightful. I have winessed a very high acceptance level across managment functions, industries and international cultures.So MBTI has helped my delegates to develop, and has enhanced my business offering.
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Marsha
ESTJ

“Has helped me stay married for 20 years!”
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Improved my business as a speaker and executive coach by providing a tool to help others evaluate and improve their self awareness. In addition, has helped me stay married for 20 years as he is an ISTJ!
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Leigh
ENFP

“I may be extremely extroverted, but I need quiet, introspective time”
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I've learned that having a certain "type" doesn't mean I don't have some aspects of all types present in my personality. I may be extremely extroverted, but I need quiet, thoughtful, introspective time regularly in order to stay healthy and balanced. This positively impacts my life because my choices are my own! I can think objectively about why I'm reacting to situations in certain ways, why I'm thining about a problem a certain way, and then I can use that knowledge to look at other options. I'm a more creative, dynamic thinker and communicator because I understand myself.
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Jennie
INFJ

“I have a lens through which to understand myself…”
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The power of the MBIT is that I have a lens through which to understand myself and my interactions with others. I am a better partner to my soon-to-be-husband, I am a better daughter and sibling to my family members, and I am most certainly a more thoughtful coworker because I understand how to speak about my strengths, opportunities, and challenges that come out of interacting with the world as an INFJ. I also can use my knowledge of other's types to craft my messages better so that it fits how they'd prefer to hear it.
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Pauline
ENTP

"I can certainly laugh at myself a whole lot easier now"
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MBTI has allowed me to understand myself better - I know some things are easy to do and others I have to try so hard to conquer - it's helped me be cognicent of where I need to apply myself a little more and ultimately, I can certainly laugh at myself a whole lot easier now!
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Erica
ESTJ

"I live and breathe MBTI and am known for it!"
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I live and breathe MBTI and am known for it! It has made me completely aware of my non preferred areas and allowed me to flex to the needs of the people who work for me. From this I have seen some great results and my people develop in this framework.
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Kelly
ESTJ

Worked with a colleague who had the same type
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Alison
ENFP

"It is an invaluable tool when working with teams or individuals"
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It is an invaluable tool when working with teams or individuals to help them recognise the different preferences of themselves and others. The step II looks more in depth and helps to look at situations so that delegates can then see why they behave in a certain way in specific situations.
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Donna

“OMG! I teach this with my students all the time!”
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Susan
INFJ

"The MBTI instrument gave me a career!
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" I was asked how the indicator made a change in my life. What a great question, especially for me, because the MBTI instrument gave me a career! For 25 years, I was learning everything I could about type and writing about it in the pages of The Type Reporter. It started in 1983, when I read my first description of the eight preferences on a summer day in the back yard. From that moment on, I was addicted to type, and always looking for the next fix. Like all people with an exciting new idea, I wanted to share what I was learning. I started by helping everyone in my world figure out their type, and going to groups where everyone knew their type, so I could see the types in action. I was a free lance writer at the time, so I wrote an article on the MBTI for the Washington Post. I got such a good response that I thought I'd write about type for other papers and magazines. I soon realized, however, that writing introductions didn't satisfy my addiction. I always wanted to learn something new about type. So in 1984, I got the idea to start my own publication. The first issue was about people doing innovative things with type, like making a comedy show out of it, or describing how the different types react to stress. After that, I had a theme for each issue, like ""careers,"" ""type development,"" or ""parenting."" I'd interview MBTI professionals working in those fields, or phone people of all 16 types and ask them questions like, ""What were you like as a child?"" or ""How do you develop your weaker functions?"" I wish everyone's work could be as much fun as mine was. I was always looking for an answer to a big question, like how can you help a feeling type ask for a raise, teach a perceiving child how to get to school with everything they need, or make it easier for a sensing type to see the sense in change. What I remember most fondly is the interviews I did with people of the 16 types. Because I was looking for quotes I could use in my next issue, I hung on every word they said. Because they were talking about something they really knew - themselves - they sounded clever and wise. And because they were telling me what it was really like to be them, I loved them. What better way for an INFJ to connect with others? My rolodex, organized by type, is still sitting on the shelf next to my writing chair, and going through it, I see the names of the people I couldn't wait to call with a new question. Their voices are still in my head when I come across other people of their type, helping me understand their inner world and guiding values. I started out loving a theory and ended up loving a whole world full of people. To all the young people who are getting addicted to type right now and thinking about making a career out of it, I can only say, it's a great place to work; it's a great place to make a difference."
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Nanette
INTJ

"MBTI plays a key role in providing self-understanding"
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I used MBTI in my PhD dissertation to understand how individuals grew and changed when they worked overseas.
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Jim
INFP

“The MBTI helped in saving my marriage”
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Michele
INTP

"It has given me permission to honour my preferences"
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"I spent years assuming I was an extravert and my personal and professional lives slotted into the behaviours and patterns associated with that preference. Understanding that I have a preference for introversion has given me permission to honour that preference, put boundaries around the extraverted behaviour I engage with and ensure that I nurture myself through introverted reflection.Similarly, I spent years assuming that Judging-style behaviour was the only way appropriate approach to work, both academic and, later professional. Discovering that I have a preference for Perceiving and that I can trust that preference has freed me up to be a sprinter rather than to follow the schedules others have imposed on me. I didn't submit my Masters thesis because I felt a failure as I was unable to meet the interim milestones; it was only when I gave myself permission (and a binder's deadline) to write the thesis in a week that I got it done.In summary: permission to celebrate my difference form many of those i work with, permission to honour my preferences and respect the way I like to work."
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Ying

“My life has completely changed!”
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Julie
ENTJ

Used the MBTI in her relationship
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Adam
INFJ

“Thank You MBTI!”
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Kathy
ESTJ

Her a-ha moment came while working with students
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Amy
ESTJ

“It teaches you how to work and relate with others”
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Kerry
ENFP

“I’m an ENFP!”
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Steven
ESTJ

“I use the MBTI in all of my classes”
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Michelle
ENFJ

“It takes all types to make the world go ‘round”
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Kaye

Works at a university with non-traditional students
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Cat
ENFP

Realized how different she was from her sister after learning about MBTI type
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My sister and I are very different - Chalk and Cheese. I remember the moment after learning MBTI that I suddenly realised what her preferences were and how different they were from mine. Since then I have valued her TJ'ness and when I left for Australia with a half done bathroom/house who do you think I got to organise the completion of the renovations?
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