Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Title:Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
The Graduate School

Understanding and developing yourself - Myers Briggs Type Indicator Workshop

This course is delivered jointly by the University of Nottingham Graduate School and the Careers and Employability Service.

The Graduate School courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Group

PhD research students and Post-Doctoral Research Staff.



Do you want to understand more about yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and potential areas of growth?  Taking the MBTI inventory and attending the feedback workshop will help you to do this as well as enhancing your ability to understand and co-operate with those around you whether at work or at home.  There has been more than 50 years of research and development into MBTI and it is now the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences.  MBTI can be used for a wide variety of purposes including self-understanding and development, career development and exploration, team building, management and leadership training.  As you move through your PhD and post PhD career gaining a greater understanding of yourself, what motivates you, being able to work well with others and to lead and manage will be critical areas.  Start this development by finding out your own preferences and type. 


Stage one - workshop  participants will need to attend the questionnaire completion event between 09:30 and 10:30 on the morning of the workshop.   You will not be able to attend the afternoon workshop if you have not completed the questionnaire. 

Stage two - at the afternoon workshop (2PM to 4PM)  you will be guided through the self-assessment and feedback process by a qualified MBTI practitioner registered with Oxford Psychologists Press Ltd.  (OPP Ltd)

Please note - The questionnaire cannot be sent out electronically and you should also not complete any other on-line version of MBTI.

If you have previously completed an MBTI questionnaire (on-line or otherwise) you can take the inventory again but will need to complete the questionnaire and attend the workshop.


During the workshop, the trainer will explain aspects of 'type' and you will participate in interactive exercises and discussions to illustrate its dimensions.  You will then receive information on your reported type and will have an opportunity to discuss this briefly with the trainer.  Please note, this does not constitute a confidential feedback interview.  The activities of the workshop are designed to clarify and illustrate your MBTI 'type' and information will be provided for you to take away and read.

Your reported type is confidential and you will not be disclosed without your permission.  However, it is common for participants to share this information during the workshop and you will be given the opportunity to do so or not as your judgment dictates.  At the conclusion of the workshop all participants will be asked to respect the confidential nature of any information disclosed.

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To enable you to build your understanding of yourself and those you work with and to apply this where necessary to your career and personal development.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

Have an understanding of the MBTI tool and its components, analyse your own preference and work towards a recognition of your MBTI best fit type.  Appreciate how to use this self-knowledge in your current work and in you on-going career and personal development.

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Graduate School short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Graduate School maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Graduate School courses and will affect considerations for Graduate School funded opportunities.


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