Dan Trathen DMin, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Certified Business & Life Coach

Myers-Briggs®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is a forced-choice, self-report inventory that has the premise that individuals have more than one source of motivation. The MBTI® reveals information about a person’s personality and type, and how they problem solve and make decisions. It can give valuable information on related careers.

The MBTI® focuses on the value of individual differences in people that result from where they prefer to focus their attention, the way they like to take in information and the way they make decisions and adapt their lifestyle. The MBTI® is concerned with the constructive use of differences. The Theory and Purpose of the MBTI® is that people have certain mental habits; What they pay attention to, What they care about, and How they decide things. Many of the different mental habits or preferences can be grouped into: 2 sets of functions (core of personality) and 2 sets of attitudes (how the functions are manifested).

The MBTI® classifies individuals along four relatively bi-polar dimensions. These sets of functions and attitudes result in 8 different preferences and in the possibility of 16 different personality types. Each type is represented by 4 letters.

  1. Each person is classified in positive terms by what he/she likes or prefers, not by what he/she lacks.
  2. The MBTI® was not designed to measure pathology or intelligence.
  3. The MBTI® does not try to label people, but rather to help identify and clarify the preferences which they already have.

Clinical Uses of the MBTI® (High School through Adults):

  1. Individual Counseling (Adolescent, College, and Adult)
  2. Career Counseling
  3. Pre-Marital Counseling
  4. Marital Counseling
  5. Family Counseling

Dr. Dan offers two types of reports for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®:

  • Individual Feedback Reports for individuals and team members, and
  • One-to-One Comparative Feedback Reports that allow you to compare and contrast two personality types together.

Individual Feedback Reports

Our unique Individual Report is printed in an appealing and professional format and is written to reflect personality types at work. The 15-page document contains a 4-5 page narrative and includes a section on temperament.

Reports for the 16 Myers-Briggs® personality types may be customized for your team leaders and team members. Select the categories and/or narrative that best fits your team or team member’s needs. The report contains quick, informative and easy to follow numbered sub-points in the following categories:

  1. Contributions to the Organization
  2. Leadership Style
  3. Communication Style
  4. Approaches to Problem Solving
  5. Stress Profiles
  6. On a Team
  7. Motivators and De-Motivators
  8. Learning Style
  9. Opportunities for Growth

One-to-One Comparative Feedback Reports

One-to-One reports allow you to compare and contrast two personality types together – highlighting similarities and understanding differences. This report is great for improving communication and interaction between people relative to:

  • Teamwork
  • Team leader and team member relationships
  • Planning for what your team or team member needs
  • Promoting team leader understanding in hiring personnel who fit the job description
  • Any situation requiring improved communication

Our unique One-To-One Report is written to reflect personality types at work. The 19-page document contains a 4-5 page narrative and includes a section on temperament. It incorporates six suggestions for each personality type on how to work and communicate better together.

The report includes quick, informative and easy to follow numbered sub-points in the following categories:

  1. Contributions to the Organization
  2. Leadership Style
  3. Communication Style
  4. Approaches to Problem Solving
  5. Stress Profiles
  6. On a Team
  7. Motivators and De-Motivators
  8. Learning Style
  9. Opportunities for Growth