How to understand your personality with the help of MBTI method?
One of the most incredible features that I love in a presentation is presentation style. To understand your personality type, it’s best if you use MBTI method. I believe if speakers find their presentation style, they achieve many things such as:
– Knowing about their field
– A delicate framework for his work
– The audience understand him better
– Their presentation will be more attractive understand your personality
– They will seem pretty professional
Considering all the advantages above, you have the right to ask how to know your personal style.
How to understand your personality?
In recent psychology studies, there are many ways to understand your personality which we mostly are familiar with them out of need or curiosity. Methods like: DISC assessment, Enneagram, TA tools and so on.
But the one method that got my attention is MBTI because there are many studies, articles and scientific literature about public speaking in which this method was used.
What is MBTI?
MBTI is short for “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” which Myers and Briggs have worked on it. we are not so much into explaining this method because you can easily google it and read about it.
In MBTI, we analyze 4 topics which we will find out 16 types of personality with it. so we need to answer some questions about these four topics:
|Life style||Decision-making||Gathering information||Gain energy|
Now imagine a public speaker who not only knows his own personality but also understands his audience’s personality. This person will be the best and accurate presenter we always talk about.
Let’s try discovering our personality based on gaining energy in this article. To do so, I give you a crystal clear example: imagine there is a battery inside us and for charging this battery, (which is the energy of our soul), we prefer one of these ways:
1- Some people take this battery to other people. They feel happy and satisfied by talking to other people and having fun with them. this inner battery gets charged after a while. So they charge themselves with the help of outsiders and the environment.
We call them extrovert.
2- On the other hand, some people need to be in a quiet place, away from people and the crowd. Then when they are in such places, their battery will charge itself after a while. So these people gain their energy from quiet places where they are on their own.
We call them introverted.
The loneliness of introverted can include reading, listening to music and so on. This kind of people tries to find a quiet place to recharge even if they are in a crowd and then go back to them.
I believe I have to tell you that being introverted doesn’t mean that you are shy. It is completely a different concept. If you want to know about it more, you can read “Introvert personality type“, “Do introverts speak so little?“, “Public speaking and presentation skills for introverts” and take a test online in this article: “Introversion and extroversion online test” to see whether you are introverted or extrovert.
MBTI method versus common ones
What is different about MBTI method in comparison to the other ways is that it clarifies your personality details and then explains the weaknesses and strengths
of your personality type.
One of the advantages of this method is that after answering the test and clarifying your personality type, MBTI doesn’t insist on the answer. It only suggests the type and you can read it, see if it is similar to your personality or not.
If the type is right, it means you answered the questionnaire correctly and if not, you can figure out your right personality with the help of MBTI coach.
Some points in the MBTI test
1- When you are taking the test, read all the options carefully and the ones that describe your personality – better than the others.
2- If you are not sure which option to choose, ask for help from the MBTI coach to explain it for you.
3- In all psychology tests, try to choose the first option that comes into your mind because in this field the first answer that comes into your mind without thinking is the right answer.
4- Remember that there is no false answer. All answers are true. It only depends on your personality. In other words, try to find your preferences among all options, don’t look for the right answer.
I hope you can learn this method and understand your personality because knowing about what type of personality you have helps you communicate, work and live better.