I’m a big fan of the MTBI at work because it really helps people understand, and eventually embrace, differences:
- It’s not that Dennis (ESTJ) doesn’t trust me. He’s just an S and thus he needs more data than I do to justify a decision. And sometimes, his S will save me because once in a while his data will trump my intuition.
- It’s not that Andrew (ENTP) is a bad person. He’s just a P, and thus I can be certain that he will never finish anything unless I put a gun to his head. And, while that can be irritating, it’s manageable and I definitely appreciate the creativity and broken-field running that come along with his P.