MBTI Team Building

The MBTI is well known for its ability to provide an easy to grasp, non-judgmental understanding of differences in personality

MBTI Team Building

The MBTI is well known for its ability to provide an easy to grasp, non-judgmental understanding of differences in personality that enables:

  • checkImprovements in individual and team performance
  • checkA reduction in workplace conflict
  • checkAn atmosphere of understanding and clear communication
  • checkIncreased self-awareness in leadership and career coaching

The MBTI demonstrates some of the highest levels of consistency and reliability of any personality assessment product available. The MBTI is the most widely used personality assessment in the world, each year over 2 million assessments are administrated to individuals, often in the context of team building in organisations.

The MBTI assessment offers the following:

You can choose between the paper-based assessment or taking the survey online prior to the event and receiving a Report on the day.

  • checkIdentifies an individual’s preference for Extraversion (E), or Introversion (I), Sensing (S), or Intuition (N), Thinking (T), or Feeling (F), and Judging (J), or Perceiving (P) – indicated by a four-letter type ‘code’.
  • checkSummarises underlying patterns common to most people of a particular type (of which there are 16 possible combinations).
  • checkOffers dozens of supporting materials to help with a variety of applications, from team building, to managing people in change, to conflict management, leadership development, or career planning and decision making.

MBTI for Teams

The MBTI is the most established team building personality profile instrument used in organisations.

It is well known to offer the following benefits to teams:

  • checkReducing unproductive work by improving communication
  • checkIdentifying individual and team areas of strength and weakness
  • checkHelping match specific task assignments to certain MBTI Types
  • checkBuilding an objective framework for dealing with conflict
  • checkHelping individuals understand how different perspectives and methods can lead to useful and effective problem solving
  • checkPredicting potential problem areas
  • checkTeaching team members to value and work with the strengths of others


  • A short introduction to the preferences, allowing for self-assessment and either taking the profile in-person, or validation of the online assessment
  • Splitting into groups, by preference, to explore the preferences ‘in action’ via experiential exercises (the bulk of the time is spent in this activity
  • I would also suggest taking time to create a Type Table capturing the MBTI preferences of the team and providing time for them to discuss this, ‘what does this mean?’

The full day workshop includes:

  • Each participant arriving at their validated MBTI Type
  • Exploring the different preferences through a series of experiential group activities
  • Constructing a ‘Living Type Table’ for the team in the afternoon and exploring the team’s strengths and weaknesses
  • plusReaching agreement on how the team will handle conflict better going forward as a result of the new understanding of personality

Each participant receives a booklet providing two full pages of information about each of the 16 personality types under the topics of:

  • checkThe eight preferences
  • checkThe eight function-attitudes
  • checkType development
  • checkStress and the inferior function
  • checkCommunication styles
  • checkTemperaments

This resource was developed in Australia.

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MBTI Team Building is a valuable experience for any group.