I offer a variety of assessments that assist you and me to pinpoint areas on which we can work during our contractual time together. The most-common assessment is the MTBI. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory. This assessment is based on Carl Jung's behavioural psychology theory on personality types. The main premise is that all people have certain personality traits or behave in certain ways in certain situations. This assessment, developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, helps me to form a profile for individuals or groups of individuals that assists in planning action for dealing with conflict in all aspects of life.
The instrument results in four dichotomies originally expressed in Jung's theory (how you see the world; what you do with information; how you make decisions; how you deal with the outside world information) and those four further result in 16 personality types. It is important to understand that no one person exhibits the profile in all situations but, rather, the person exhibits those personality traits the majority of the time and in the majority of situations.
I ask clients to take the assessment online and then I create a profile and suggestions for dealing with conflict based on that assessment. It is preferable that several people in the workplace take the assessment so that individual profiles can be compared with each other and recommendations for conflict situations can be discussed in light of the personality types.
In essence, the sixteen possible profiles are:
I am predominantly INTJ which means that I tend to be an introvert (I) who is intuitive (N) in how I process information (i.e., I like to process it before making a decision) and uses logical thinking (T) to make decisions rather than examining the emotional aspects of the situation and, once I make a decision, I stand by that particular judgement (J).
Knowing this type of information about myself and, by extension, about others with whom I interact, allows me to provide recommendations for conflict situations.
I also contact other forms of assessment such as the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) but I find that the MTBI is an effective starting point.
If you would like to be assessed, please contact me for a preliminary discussion.