MBTI For Physicians

Origins

Dr. CG Jung, MD

Myers and Briggs

Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, MD. developed a type theory model to describe individuals' attitudes and behavior in their inner life and outer life. A major aspect of this theory was concerning the differences in how people prefer to perceive and receive information as well as how they prefer to make judgments and decisions.

The MBTI is one of the type models that are based on Dr. Jung's original work.

US mother-daughter team, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers expanded on Dr. Jung's concepts to develop a psychological type model that was tailored for the general public as opposed to Dr. Jung whose work was primarily treating patients. They produced a questionnaire, an "indicator" that could be taken to help "indicate" a person's type (of which there are 16 possibilities) - this would eventually come to be known as the MBTI Myers-Briggs Type Indicator."

The "Indicator"

How is the MBTI used?

How do I use the MBTI?

There are many ways the MBTI has been used including:

- Personal development

- Relationship troubleshooting and improvement

- Businesses team dynamic exploration

I have been an MBTI certified practitioner since 20I4 and I focus on using it along with more in-depth information from Dr. Jung's theories to help physicians with

- Self-awareness and personal development

- Understanding one's strengths & areas for improvement

- Breaking through internal barriers and obstacles

- Understanding one's biases and patterns

Common Misunderstandings

NOT A TEST

NOT TO BOX YOU IN

NOT TO QUANTIFY YOU

It is alarming to me how misunderstood the MBTI is.

- The MBTI is not a test that you can pass or fail. It does not tell you definitely what your type is. It is an introduction to the ideas and gives you a place to start for exploration. 

- It is not designed to box people into a type.

- It is not meant to quantify people's characteristics or their abilities.

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