Personality Assessments

While it may seem logical to assume that people who share a similar role in your organization also think the same way, more often than not, their motivations, behaviors, values and even the path they take from A to B may be completely different from yours.

Personality differences play a significant role in our interactions with our coworkers and determine success on many levels. CI International’s personality assessments offer insight into the value of personality differences and their impact on individuals, teams and organizations.

CI offers the following three well-known personality assessments, described in more detail, below:

  • MBTI® - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • FIRO-B® - Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior
  • DISC®, four aspects of behavior, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientious

Take the Next Step

CI International can help you take the results of your Assessment one step further. Learn more about our Personality Assessment Workshops.

MBTI

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and MBTI @ are self-report questionnaires designed to help individuals identify their preferences for information gathering and decision making. In particular, MBTI measures our preferences in four areas:

• Where we get our energy: Extraversion or Introversion
• How we prefer to take in information: Sensing or Intuition
• How we prefer to make decisions: Thinking or Feeling
• How we orient ourselves to the world: Perceiving or Judging

The MBTI provides insight into the normal differences between people. The MBTI is based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types which explains some of the apparently random behavior differences in people. Although each individual is unique, these differences fall into patterns that we can see and understand. With this understanding, we gain insight into ourselves and into others. An abundance of research supports the use of the MBTI. No other indicator has been as thoroughly studied and tested for validity and reliability. The MBTI assesses preferences, not skills.

FIRO-B

The FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation - Behavior) assessment is based on the theory of interpersonal relations developed in 1958 by Will Schutz. According to Schutz, most human interaction can be explained by three dimensions of interpersonal relations – Inclusion, Control and Affection and whether these needs are expressed or wanted. The following gives a brief description of each aspect of interpersonal behavior
• Expressed (E): how much the person wants to initiate the action
• Wanted (W): how much the person wants to be the recipient of the action or wants others to initiate the action
• Inclusion (I): being recognized, feeling a sense of belonging, participating in actions
• Control (C): having influence and responsibility and leading others
• Affection (A): achieving closeness, warmth and showing sensitivity
The FIRO-B assessment reveals how our preferences impact our interactions with others.

DiSC

The DISC Profile is a multi-purpose learning instrument that helps individuals assess to what degree they utilize each of four dimensions of behavior in a given situation. The instrument then provides feedback designed to help people in your organization to better understand themselves and their colleagues. The assessment classifies four aspects of behavior by testing a person's preferences in word associations. DISC is an acronym for:
• Dominance – relating to control, power and assertiveness
• Influence – relating to social situations and communication
• Steadiness – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness
• Conscientiousness – relating to structure and organization

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