According to the American Psychological Association (APA), personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas: One is understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability. The other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole.
Having a good understanding of your personality allows you to figure out how you will react in certain scenarios and situations, what types of people and situations you should avoid, your conflict resolution strategies, what type of work environment will suit you best and much more. It will make your life more comfortable as well as of those who live and work with you. Knowing yourself and your strengths and weakness is a big plus point as it shows through your confidence and way you uphold yourself.
In the workplace, it is very important for you to be able to gel well with those you work with. We spend the most amount of our time during the week communicating with our colleagues, therefore having a good idea of their personality as well as your own will allow for smoother and more efficient work, which in turn will bring greater growth and success for the organization.
The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator Workshop: The 16 MBTI personality types have been used for many years to facilitate group dynamics in leading companies. In this interactive workshop, participants will be guided through several different methods designed to assist them in identifying their own personality type; to identify the potential strengths and weaknesses of their personality type; work towards further developing their strengths; as well tips and methods to work more effectively with people of differing personality types.