Build Team Chemistry Using MBTI. + =. Questions we will answer today!. What is MBTI and how does it help build chemistry? What is my best-fit “type”? What are some specific examples of how using MBTI contributes directly to better relationships and better results?
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Many concepts, diagrams, and pictures were taken from the MBTI Presenting Types in Organizations, developed by David Freeman, Linda Kirby, and Nancy Barger
We can all use both hands for writing, but one is natural, comfortable, automatic
Preferences are not measured on a spectrum – either you prefer this or you prefer that
Preferences do not change – they stay
the same over our lifetime.
What changes is how we use them, and the accuracy with which we can recognize and measure the clarity of our own preferences.
Seek and value input from many Seek input from chosen few
Respond to external expectations Focus on internal objectives
Seek assistance actively Rely on inner resources
Share things openly Keep things to themselves
Seek group interaction Seek small group interaction
Focus on breadth Focus on depth
Start with actions Start with ideas
What could be
Enjoy practical conversations Enjoy clever conversations
Use detailed description Use metaphorical descriptions
Move sequentially Skip around
Prize specifics and realism Prize hunches and insights
Rely on and trust experience Rely on and trust inspiration
Confidence grows from repetition Confidence from innovation
Use accepted ways of leading Try new ways of leading
Notice specifics/facts Notice subtleties/pattens
Firm but fair
Start with a critique Start with praise
Examine conflict to find truth Avoid conflict to maintain harmony
Want feedback to improve Want support for efforts
Apply policy consistently Make exceptions to policy
Seek efficiency Seek dedication
Objective analysis Subjective analysis
Use decisive words/fixed positions Use hedging words/tentative possibilities
Dislike being sidetracked Being sidetracked is interesting
Put work before play Combine work and play
Value steadiness/thoroughness Value flexibility and adaptability
Act on set priorities Respond to opportunities as they arise
Prefer to have control Prefer to have freedom
Make quick decisions Avoid making decisions
When you are in a situation that requires you to act out of preference for a long time, STRESS WILL RESULT
What MBTI informs in our program…
Accountability group assignments
Matching mentors to freshmen
Individual player meetings and one-one communication
Maximum player engagement in team meetings
Locker room talk expectations and understanding
Court “energy” expectations
Individual and team motivation
Gives me confidence to give feedback and have more open communication. I know who I can be straightforward with and who to be gentle with (ENTJ)
Helps me connect with my teammates to make things better on the court by understanding how people might perceive the same thing differently (INFJ)
Helps with communication issues (ESTP)
Helps me understand the best way to approach, communicate, and motivate my teammates – we need to know what makes people open to discussion and what makes them closed off and defensive (ENTP and captain)
Understanding your own type, as well as the “TYPE” of job you do, and the types of people around you can help you tailor your world to create a better fit for you, and a different perspective about what doesn’t fit very well… it can help you keep your PASSION and ENTHUSIASM for the job you do.
Visit www.cpp.com for a full listing of reports, resources, products, and services. Visit www.cpp.com or www.amanet.org for more information about becoming a certified MBTI practitioner. Visit www.myersbriggs.org for more history and information about the assessment and available products and services. Google MBTI consultants to find one in your area – also, most sports and other psychologists are MBTI trained. Contact me for any way I can help:
Brie Katz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.854.9901
What are some of the
observable behavioral differences
you notice between Extraverts and Introverts?
To determine who may be an S and who may be an N, have your team look at the following slide (or any abstract picture) for 1 ½ minutes silently and either have them write down what they see, or be prepared to share with the group what they think they’ve been looking at.
Assuming that you are all friends,
plan a social picnic for your group. Break into groups and discuss.