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Personality Assessment

I am qualified to administer and interpret both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and True Colors.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

This instrument is based on the theory of Psychological Type by Dr. Carl Jung. It is an inventory with no right or wrong answers and no matter what the result, you will find yourself identifying with personality characteristics that are all positive. No one of the 16 psychological types is better than any other.

The MBTI was developed by a mother and daughter team – Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers. It is heavily researched and high in both reliability and validity. Most people take 30 – 45 minutes to complete the inventory.

The benefit of knowing your psychological type is a huge step towards increasing your self-esteem. It is very rewarding to understand your own preferences and to learn why you behave the way you do and to understand that it is just fine that you aren’t the same as your family or some of your friends. There is a true freedom in becoming clear about who you are and why you make the choices that you do.

You are also able to gain understanding of others. You will learn why you find some people easier to get along with than others and you can then learn better ways of communicating with them once you know your own style and then learn other people’s styles.

True Colors

True Colors is based on a theory passed down through the centuries that people can be divided into four different groups. And as above, no one group is superior in any way to the others. They are just different.

The MBTI is far more detailed and gives you insight into your own personality as well as into the differences with others. True Colors is a quicker look at your own behavior and then at others. Most people find that they have a primary preference and then a secondary preference.

John Gray, author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, made this comment about True Colors, What a wonderful contribution to relationships! From self-discovery to getting along with others … provides refreshing insights and practical suggestions for enhancing communication, reducing conflicts and understanding why people behave as they do.

Both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and True Colors can be done by just you or in a group if you know of others who would be interested.