Use in coaching
At the start of a coaching relationship it’s really important to learn ‘how’ to work together and the best approach to take. By using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool the coaching relationship grows from an understanding of what makes the coachee ‘tick’, their strengths and potential development areas giving us a strong platform to work from.
The MBTI framework helps the coachee gain perspective on their own development needs and helps them recognise and feedback on their own performance and behaviour. Therefore it’s an ideal starting point for working in a ‘non-directive’ way as it allows the coachee greater ownership and empowerment within the coaching relationship.
Via the self-reporting questionnaire the coachee feeds back on what they’ve understood and recognised of their:
- Level of self-awareness
- Awareness of others
- Openness to other ways of thinking/operating
- Strengths and ‘blind-spots’
- Preferred way of taking in information
- Decision making process and what informs this
- Problem solving strengths and weaknesses
- Values and beliefs and how this impacts on others
- Preferred working environment and working style
- Likely triggers for stress or potential conflict
- Likely areas for disagreements and miscommunication
- Learning style and key areas they need to develop