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Personality style is an integral part of many training sessions. HRDQ’s Personal Style Inventory (PSI) makes identifying and understanding personal style easy. Based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, the PSI has helped thousands of people answer the question, 'Why do I act the way I do?'
What sets the Personal Style Inventory apart? Other Jungian instruments assess respondents’ behaviour, which can be affected by external factors such as work environment. The PSI captures behavioural preferences, which we believe more accurately measures a respondent’s personality strengths and weaknesses.
• Identify preference for one of 16 personality styles
• Explore the potential strengths and weaknesses of each personality style
• Understand how each style is likely to affect other individuals and/or group members
• Discover how to capitalise on strengths of others.
The PSI is based on Carl Jung’s theory of personality types. Jung found recognisable and repeated patterns in behaviours linked to our conscious perceiving of the world, our decision-making about the world, our attitudes toward life, and our relationship to the expectations of the world. These patterns, for almost all of the people Jung observed or read about, fell into 1 of several pairs of reactions. We all engage in all of these behaviours, but almost always engage in only 1 of each pair with any facility.
The pairs of reactions — or personal style preferences — include:
• Extraversion or Introversion
• Sensing or Intuiting
• Thinking or Feeling
• Perceiving or Judging
The PSI vs. the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Both the PSI and the MBTI use Jungian theory to measure personality style. However, each instrument asks the individual to assume a different frame of reference. The MBTI attempts to measure how people usually behave. The PSI measures how people would prefer to behave. We believe this unveils a style closer to the true nature of the individual’s personality style.