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MBTI® Process and Samples

 

So you're ready to find out more about your Type preferences - congratulations!

Here's how the process works:

 

    1. Tell us which questionnaire you want to take (Step I=basic 93 items, or Step II=more detail 144 items)
    2. Tell us how you want to see your result (see below for sample reports)
    3. Tell us which accompanying manual you would like (see below for sample manuals)
    4. Agree on our terms of delivery and payment
    5. Follow instructions to complete the questionnaire online and you’re done!

On our side,

  1. We will give you access to our online questionnaire page
  2. Once you complete the questionnaire, we will receive a notification
  3. We will download the report you chose, and
  4. Fix a date with you to go over the result with you and answer any questions.

Sample Reports, choose one:

MBTI® Step I Basic Profile

The MBTI® Step I Basic Profile provides a summary of MBTI results, allowing for basic feedback. It provides reported type, explanations of the preferences, characteristics frequently associated with the type, and an easy-to-read graph displaying the preference clarity index.

Recommended in conjunction with specialized booklet exploring the area of interest.

Sample report provided by www.cpp.com

Step II™ Interpretive Report

Developed by Naomi L. Quenk and Jean M. Kummerow, the Step II™ Interpretive Report is a highly personalized narrative and graphic report that helps clients understand and apply their MBTI® results. It describes in detail the client's four-letter personality type as well as the results of another 20 facets, giving a more detailed insight into and adding understanding of the personality preference. These results are applied to four components of professional development inherent to national and international relocation: communication, change management, decision making, and conflict management. The report describes the client's style in these four areas and suggests ways of using that style more effectively.

Highly recommended for expats and executive coaching.

Sample Report provided by www.cpp.com

Career Report

Developed by Allen L. Hammer, the revised MBTI® Career Report shows how type affects career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for type. It explores preferred work tasks and work environments, most and least popular occupations, and offers strategies for improving job satisfaction. The report includes expanded coverage of popular fields, such as business, health care, computer technology, and high-level executive and management occupations.

Recommended for expat spouses in career transition.

Sample report provided by www.cpp.com

Communication Style Report

Effective communication is a core competency in today's global, fast-paced, team-oriented organizations, and absolutely essential when crossing cultures. Developed by Donna Dunning, the MBTI® Communication Style Report uses type preferences as a framework for understanding natural communication styles. This report can help increase understanding of communication strengths, offers practical tips for communicating with others and suggests steps for development.

Recommended in conjunction with Introduction to Type® and Communication booklet for team building, leadership development and conflict management initiatives, as well as with cross-cultural training for added insight during international relocation.

Sample report provided by www.cpp.com

Stress Management Report

Developed by Naomi L. Quenk, the MBTI® Stress Management Report helps individuals recognize the circumstances or events that are likely to trigger stress reactions and provides information and tips on how to deal most effectively with the challenges they present.

Recommended in conjunction with In the Grip booklet and accompanying coaching process, particularly during preparation and settling in phase of international relocation.

Sample Manuals, choose one:

(Providing information about all 16 Types)

Introduction to Type and Career

Written by Allen L. Hammer, the updated Introduction to Type® and Careers booklet provides interactive exercises and realistic descriptions to explore personality type and career matching. The guide also provides tips on goal setting and decision making, and lists potential obstacles in the career development process for all 16 MBTI types.

Recommended in conjunction with the MBTI(r) Career Report.

Sample content provided by www.cpp.com

Introduction to Type and Communication

Written by Donna Dunning, the Introduction to Type and Communication booklet provides a concise overview of communication skills and strategies, practical tips for communicating with others, and developmental tips for each of the 16 MBTI® types, as well as an introduction to differences in communication styles.

Recommended in conjunction with MBTI(r) and Communication Report, as well as cross-cultural training, particularly during international relocation.

Sample content provided by www.cpp.com.

Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence

Written by Roger R. Pearman, this new Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence booklet explores the connections between personality and EQ, and provides specific actions for EQ development for each of the 16 types. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a term used to describe a person's ability to control impulses, show empathy, and persist in the face of obstacles with resilience and flexibility. Developing EQ can enhance leadership ability, enrich relationships, and extend influence.

Recommended in conjunction with coaching throughout international relocation.

Sample content provided by www.cpp.com

Introduction to Type and Teams

Written by Elizabeth Hirsh, Katherine W. Hirsh, and Sandra Krebs Hirsh, this second edition Introduction to Type® and Teams helps individuals understand how their MBTI® results relate to their contributions on a team. It features new descriptions of the eight Jungian preferences and their effects at work, along with an in-depth exploration of six issues at the core of every successful organization: communication, team culture, leadership, change, problem solving/conflict resolution, and stress.

Recommended exclusively in conjunction with a team workshop.

Sample content provided by www.cpp.com

Introduction to Type and Leadership

Written by Sharon Lebovitz Richmond, the Introduction to Type® and Leadership booklet helps leaders to identify individual leadership potential and create a plan tailored to specific leadership challenges while staying true to each leader's true nature.

It focuses on the three main activities of leaders:

  • Setting direction for an organization
  • Inspiring others to work toward that direction
  • Mobilizing the effective accomplishment of goals

Recommended in conjunction with follow-up coaching, as well as cross-cultural training particularly for leaders relocating internationally.

Sample content provided by www.cpp.com.

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Expat Survey Findings

As some of you know, I prepared a short survey for expats that was meant to help me find out more about the gap between expectations and actual experience concerning their international relocation. The most important point for me, and the most interesting, was to find out if the respondents felt that the support of an expat coach like myself would add significant value during the international relocation.

The questions were open-ended and gave respondents the opportunity to be as honest and detailed as they wished. A big THANK YOU! to all those who participated. In the following I will paraphrase some of the responses:

Question 1: Relocation process - What went well? What were your expectations, what surprised you?

  • The company's support for the actual physical move / hiring a professional moving company was an excellent idea that relieved a lot of possible stress.
  • The lower cost of living turned out to be financially quite profitable.
  • I was surprised by little differences and how much I actually missed my home country.

Question 2: Relocation process - What went badly? What were your expectations, what surprised you?

  • Some furniture was damaged and belongings had suspiciously changed boxes during transit.
  • Connection to HQ office got interrupted and I was out-of-the-loop regarding opportunities back home.
  • No language training made the first months abroad impossible.
  • The company was oblivious to tax and social security implications of long-term stays abroad.
  • No credit-history in the US made it really hard to buy a car and a house.
  • I suggest to plan time to deal with "separation anxiety" when it comes to figuring out which things to pack and which to leave behind.
  • I was surprised by the overall cost of the move and the cost to stock a new household.

Question 3: Emotions - How was it for you? What were your expectations, what surprised you? Were you offered psychological support?

  • Saying good-bye to elderly friends/family is especially hard. What if this is the last time I see them?
  • Psychological support may be offered but I don't trust its confidentiality.
  • I didn't need psychological support, but it would have been helpful for my wife.
  • I didn't plan to integrate into the host culture for the planned number of months I was supposed to be there - but then the assignment time frame tripled.
  • I am a "trailing spouse". Nothing changed for my husband, but I had to give up my career, my life, and my family and start all over again.
  • You might miss certain friends or dates. Tip: stay involved with the people back home, read the local paper online, and travel back regularly.

Question 4: Review - in your opinion, would talking to a Coach who specializes in Expat relocations add significant value?

  • There are programs in place that you have to ask for. They are good ideas but poorly implemented; too little too late, impersonal, and lacking warmth. A Coach could offer great human support.
  • Yes, plus language and culture training.
  • Yes, especially if a move isn't supported by an organization.
  • Definitely - to overcome fears, aid communication, keep up the good spirit, help set up new social network, deal with cultural differences, help understand mentalities and manage expectations, recognize the opportunity to adjust own set of values and support the career progress in the new country.
  • Yes, especially if the coach knows about the location or if the location has special culture-shock potential. Most helpful would be session(s) on expectations/motivations for the move, then a check-list of "to do's".

Question 5: In case you've already repatriated or are about to, what are some of the hopes and fears you are experiencing? For which areas would you like to get support?

  • I would like support in my home country.
  • I fear having lost my social network, feeling strange after having been away, and would like support.
  • I have lots of experience and know that social contacts matter the most.
  • I fear to be forgotten by my old friends and that I'm not up-to-date with the political and economic situation.

What did I take away from this? Companies are doing a good job helping their expats with the physical move and, in some cases, offer attractive financial incentives. Most expats are prepared for, positive and excited about the move. There is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to excellent all-round relocation, and the responsibility to make the experience an enjoyable and successful one lie with both expat and organization. Check back in the following weeks for more information on what you can do to make the best of your opportunities.

I will keep the survey open until the end of the year, please do feel free to add your opinions and feedback by clicking on the provided link. If you are interested in further information about expat surveys, here are some more to browse through:

Nina Cole: Managing Global Talent: Solving the Spousal Adjustment Problem (content of this link has been moved, please google!)

HSBC Bank: International Expat Explorer Survey 08

The Interchange Institute: various research reports

Yvonne McNulty: The Trailing Spouse

Robin Pascoe: Family Matters (click on the link on the bottom-right of the homepage)

Thank you John Vernon for the free image.

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