Personality Profiling: Do Opposites Really Attract?
03 Nov

Personality Profiling: Do Opposites Really Attract?

At Right Trax Training, we use personality profiling to support our own, often opposing styles…which can be ‘fun’!

 

Personality profiling is something that we feel passionate about. For us, we deliver much in the way of MBTI and Insights Discovery training and workshops. Tools like these can benefit the workplace and relationships immensely, if used in the ‘right‘ way.

 

Here’s an overview of how we differ:

CHRISYVETTE
Conscious preferenceIntroverted ThinkingExtroverted Feeling
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®ISTJENFP
MBTI Personality Types®
Insights Discovery® conscious colour order
We’ve gained great value from completing various personality profiles, which have helped us to understand that we are very different in our styles, approaches and preferences. This in turn has allowed us to develop the areas we may need to ‘turn up’ or focus on and leverage what comes really naturally to us.

 

Perhaps the biggest benefit however, is using the information to show us where each other is stronger (yes: and weaker), so that we can bounce off each other – which works great whether we’re deep in the detail of a proposal or facilitating events at fast pace!

 

All too often, we hear that opposites clash, and that we will lock horns with anyone very different to us. Of course, that may be true sometimes, but truly understanding our own preferences allows us to adapt and connect much more effectively with those around us, so that we easily complement and synergise with those who are opposite to us.

CHRISYVETTE
Tendency to…Focus on detail and pragmatismFocus on the intuitive and possibilities
Aim for perfectionKnow when good is good enough
Might say…“Have you proofread this?”“I gave it a quick scan!”
“But how is it going to work?”“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
Key strengthAnalytical and systematicInteractive and inspirational approach
Key weaknessImpatient with others he sees as having lower standardsCan over-react to relatively small issues
When communicating, do…Respect his values and principlesBe alive and entertaining
When communicating, do not…Dismiss his thoughts or ideas as negativeAssume that her sunny disposition means that she agrees with everything you say
Can easily leverage…Critical analysisGenerating quick ideas
Consciously focuses on turning up…Energy for training delivery and facilitationAttention to detail

Get in touch to find out more about the MBTI and Insights Discovery training and workshops that we offer and how they can help your people and your business!

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: How Do You Use Yours?
06 Apr

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: How Do You Use Yours?

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INTJ? ESFP? Can you recall your MBTI ‘Type’ and are you really getting the most value out of your profile? We’d guess: probably not.

 

Companies spend vast amounts of money on personality profiles to invest in their employees as part of team development events, individual coaching support, training or workshops.  When we receive a personality profile such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), so many of us are astounded at how accurate it appears to be. We are wowed by the insight it provides us with, particularly in how we relate and communicate with others personally and professionally. Yet what do we actually then do with this valuable information?

 

MBTI® is a typical example of a popular tool that is under utilised or mis-used within organisations. In our experience, we see the impact of this when many people are unable to recall their Type or what it means for them in terms of everyday life. MBTI® has several layers which, when explored, uncover a whole new depth to it’s meaning.

 

The four letters at first seem like a complex code that needs to be solved. Whilst it is important to get to grips with the preferences such as I, E, S, N, etc., the real power lies in understanding how the preferences within your Type interact with each other.  Unfortunately, too many fail to explore this part of MBTI®, missing out on this vital development be it due to lack of desire, time or opportunity.  Discovering the dynamics of MBTI® should be challenging yet fun, not to mention extremely thought provoking.

 

At Right Trax Training we are experienced in exploring the dynamics of the MBTI® and are delighted to work with teams and individuals to really get under the skin of it…and we are passionate about making this an enjoyable and inspiring experience for all.

 

Get in touch to find out how to get the most from your MBTI training and workshops.

Personality Profiling: How To Use Not Abuse
19 Aug

Personality Profiling: How To Use Not Abuse

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At Right Trax Training, we’re into personality profiling to support personal development…but we often see them mis-used and abused!

 

We provide many people with development in the form of MBTI and Insights Discovery training and workshops. If you’ve had experience of such types of personality profiles, you may be familiar with a few (understandable) misconceptions. Such as:

 

  • Being subjected to receiving a profile from someone with limited knowledge of what they’re talking about…
  • …which can lead to being ‘told’ that they are in a certain box and forever that way it shall be… (a quick online search through the forums easily confirms this)
  • …which can lead to nervousness and suspicion about these profiles, particularly when they’re used for non-developmental purposes.

 

Let’s be clear – we regularly see that they can be abused and they can be mis-used. For example, we are always adamant with our clients that they are not used for recruitment, selection or de-selection purposes; there are plenty of great competency and capability tools out there, but personality profiles measure our preferences rather than our ability. We only wish some of our competitors were as scrupulous.

 

When used in the right way, the learning from personality profiles can open our eyes to how we are all different. We look at the world in different ways and this understanding of perception is the cornerstone to then being able to adapt our approach to connect more successfully with each other.

 

Sure, we all have our preferences – our modus operandi – yet we each have the capacity to adapt our style and approach depending on the situation…if we so choose to.

 

At Right Trax Training, we’re also careful to avoid the common mistake of assuming those with very different or opposite preferences will automatically clash. It’s something we work hard to educate on and live up to day-to-day.

 

Read more on how we work through potential clashes at Right Trax Training to use our opposing preferences to compliment each other!

 

Get in touch to find out more about the MBTI and Insights Discovery training and workshops that we offer and how they can help your people and your business!