Profiling Tools

Profiling tools

Profiling tools are instruments which can help us understand ourselves and others more by appreciating that we are all different and have different gifts and challenges that we bring to our lives and work.  It can be useful to have an understanding of the particular strengths you bring to a situation and areas where you might find it challenging.  When we accept that everyone is different we can relate to others more harmoniously appreciating their gifts and accepting their limitations.  I sometimes offer these with coaching to fast track the learning process.

The instruments that I am accredited to use are Print® and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Print ®

Drawing from the Enneagram, this tool is designed to uncover people’s unconscious motivators (inner motivations) that drive their behaviours and preferences – 72 Prints result from 9 possible Major and Minor Print combinations.  This tool is used to discover likely and potential world views, ‘best self’ qualities, shadow traits, triggers, what the person seeks to avoid, what they like and don’t like and how they respond to stress.  This is relevant to personal and work contexts.  Apart from individual survey results Print can also be used with couples and teams.

There is an online survey after which a report is generated and delivered online to me as the Licensed Practitioner.  I then debrief the results and implications with the person either face-to-face, by telephone or Skype which is usually an hour’s session.  Additional reports can be generated specifically for Triggers for that type, for couples and teams.  Teams can be debriefed individually and then in a workshop setting.

MBTI

Based on the work of Carl Jung, this psychological typing instrument is one of the world’s most widely used assessment tools.  The tool identifies a person’s type (16 possible types, based on four binary poles) beyond work-role, and enables focus on ‘dominant’ and ‘auxiliary’ functions enabling assessment of preferred type, evidenced in behaviour.  The MBTI measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The MBTI is used to support coaching and as a developmental tool for individuals and teams.

The MBTI is useful for self-assessment, gaining clarity about team dynamics and communication patterns, personal and group transition, and for understanding and working with communication preferences.

The MBTI instrument is administered by the Licensed Practitioner and the results are provided through a combination of facilitated individual and group processes, generally face-to-face although could also occur via telephone or Skype.