O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Trying Myers Briggs

Video Description

Do you know much about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Ever thought of trying it? This engaging and light hearted vide gives you an overview of the MBTI and the 16 Personality Types. The video is set in the CUTTING EDGE COMMUNICATION CORPORATION, a fictitious company created by Psychologist Eve Ash and Comedienne Erin Brown, where things don’t always go right, but everyone learns from mistakes. If you are interested in personality types… try the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. At a meeting with Barney and Marcus, Serena claims that she introduced the concept of Myers Briggs personality testing to Cutting Edge. Dion explains that the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator was first developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. It’s based on Carl Jung’s theory of four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling and thinking and there are four dichotomies: Extravert or Introvert, Sensing or Intuition, Thinking or Feeling, Judging or Perceiving. There are 16 personality types identified. The staff have fun testing themselves to discover which “combinations” they are. There are no wrong or right answers; the MBTI is a means of working out better modes of communication and understanding between employees. Carol uncharacteristically acknowledges Sherry’s contribution and makes it known that the original suggestion for the MBTI was Sherry’s (the researcher at the bottom of the stairs).

Table of Contents

  1. Trying Myers Briggs 00:10:03