Ho ho how do MBTI Types differ at Christmas?

Xmas survey
Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Nikhita Dost, Consultant at OPP

What does MBTI Type impact when it comes to Christmas? We conducted research to find out...

What's your MBTI Type Valentine's sentiment

Posted 12 Feb 2016 by Aidan Millar - Human Development Consultant for Psychometrics Canada and Betsy Kendall - COO at OPP

Fun this Valentine's with MBTI Type - what's yours?

What will be hot in 2016?

predictions feedback thumb
Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP

What should we look out for in 2016? Here are our predictions...

Stress - it is personal

Stress is personal
Posted 02 Nov 2015 by Penny Moyle CEO at OPP and John Hackston Head of R&D at OPP

Quick fixes are great, but what about a long-term solution to managing stress?

Why bother with a questionnaire when working with MBTI Type?

Self development ladder
Posted 26 Oct 2015 by Betsy Kendall - COO at OPP

If the goal of the MBTI assessment is to establish best-fit Type, why bother with the questionnaire?

MBTI icebreaker exercise – it’s a numbers game

numbers exercise
Posted 21 Oct 2015 by Penny Moyle - CEO at OPP

Great feedback exercise for practitioners, helping to convey the brilliance of the MBTI framework.

What's your perfect Type holiday?

Holidays type table
Posted 28 Jun 2015 by Betsy Kendall - COO at OPP

What's your idea of the perfect break? This holiday Type table looks at 16 vacations custom-made for each of the MBTI Types.

What plant Type are you?

Plant types
Posted 01 Apr 2015 by Richard Stockill - MBTI Product Manager at OPP

Think of your MBTI Type and let your personality flower! We've re-imagined each of the 16 Types as colourful elements of the herbaceous border. If you were receiving MBTI feedback from Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock, it might look something like this...

2015 - a year to celebrate coaching

coaching tree
Posted 22 Jan 2015 by Penny Moyle - CEO at OPP

Coaching has always been an important part of the L&D service that OPP’s consultancy offers. It’s also the mainstay of the practice for many of our independent practitioner customers. Why is there such a demand? In short, organisations need their leaders to develop a great range of responses to the challenges they face, and to develop greater psychological resilience. Additionally, many organisations are seeking to develop coaching skills among line managers, knowing that this too can have a significant and positive impact on organisational performance.

Top five blog articles of 2014

What's your type tipple?
Posted 29 Dec 2014 by OPP Ltd

Visits to our Personality Matters Blog were at an all-time high in 2014, and we covered a wide range of topics in our weekly posts. Over the last 12 months we've talked about the best MBTI-based books and the various resources available for L&D teams. We’ve promoted Movember, and we’ve chipped in to the Paul Flowers furore. We've continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from recruitment and assessment centres to polarity management. But what are the top five posts that readers have returned to again and again?

More serious fun in L&D: Typies get personal

Step II personal Typies - infographic Apr 2019
Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Penny Moyle - CEO at OPP

I love MBTI Step II. My first consulting role working with the MBTI framework was for an HR consultancy that always used the MBTI Step II assessment in preference to MBTI Step I. So I got to know it really well, really quickly and although I always use my Step II knowledge to underpin conversations with people who have only completed MBTI Step I, I never find it as satisfying as being able to get into the depth that one can reach with MBTI Step II insights.

Your type of Santa

Santa type table
Posted 28 Nov 2014 by Betsy Kendall - COO at OPP

If you were Santa, how would you approach the job? Our festive type table makes some type-based, tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

Time to have some serious fun in L&D – part 3: getting sticky!

MBTI Step I typies
Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Penny Moyle - CEO at OPP

The point of bringing more fun into MBTI development is to help create impact and make the learning memorable. In order for people to get lasting value from their MBTI experience, we need these concepts to ‘stick’; to be something they take away from the training room and can come back to time and again. With this in mind, we’ve created Typies™.

Time to have some serious fun in L&D – part 1

OPP on Pinterest
Posted 04 Sep 2014 by Paul Sullivan

L&D is a serious business. Get it right, and you can transform an organisation, propelling it to high performance. Get it wrong, and the consequences can be dire.

Are you heading for a recruitment nightmare?

Selection infographic thumbnail
Posted 06 Aug 2014 by OPP

Dodging the skills gaps, avoiding unwitting bias, and navigating social media ethically and effectively are just some of the ‘icebergs’ awaiting any organisation that sets out on a selection and recruitment journey. Our striking new infographic helps prevent that sinking feeling, summing up the pitfalls and the positives of the selection process.

What's your MBTI sports type?

Sporting MBTI types table
Posted 29 Jul 2014 by Philippa Davis - R&D intern at OPP - and Betsy Kendall - COO at OPP

Reflecting on the fantastic sporting prowess displayed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we wondered which sports best capture the essence of each MBTI type. Here’s what we came up with - what do you think? Please feel free to share alternative suggestions!

Why are you dreading the football World Cup?!

Why I hate the World Cup
Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Betsy Kendall COO and Head of Professional Services at OPP

With the World Cup upon us, the prospect of hearing about little else on the news for the next six weeks and seeing very little of my husband for the duration, I wondered if type might have anything to do with why some of us really aren’t enamoured of the “beautiful game”. So, I give you this type table. Please take it with a large pinch of salt: if you don’t like football you’ll probably agree with many of the statements. Whatever you do, don’t use it to work out what your type is! If you want to know that, take the MBTI questionnaire! I’d love it if you have other type-related reasons you’d like to share. I’d also really like to put together a table of reasons why each type loves football, but I’m afraid you football fans are going to need to help me out...

Celebrate with 25 free resources for practitioners

OPP at 25 logo
Posted 28 May 2014 by TeriSmith

Few things in life are free – but OPP has some really cool free resources to support you in your work! To help celebrate our 25 years in the business, we’ve taken a trawl through the various goodies available for zero outlay on our website. They range from white papers and feedback materials to fun quick guides and infographics – many of which can also be found on our practitioner downloads page.

What type of shoe are you?!

What type of shoe are you?
Posted 16 May 2014 by $username

Think of your MBTI type... and then re-imagine it as a type of shoe! There are more possibilities than you'd think: cosy slippers or feisty firefighter's footwear? Boots for exploring other worlds or flip flops made of fish? Have fun with your type using our latest type table!

What's your type tipple?

What's your type tipple?
Posted 02 Apr 2014 by Paul Sullivan

If your MBTI type was a drink, what would it be? A fiery flaming sambuca or a complex vintage wine? An irrepressible energy drink or a zen green tea? Discover your type tipple with our alternative type table!

MBTI type and seasonal shopping – Christmas cheer or Christmas chore?

Christmas presents
Posted 06 Dec 2013 by TeriSmith

Some people leave their Christmas shopping until the last minute, while others have had everything sorted since the previous January sales. Some enjoy working through their Christmas lists amongst the buzz of high street shoppers, while others prefer facing the Christmas consumer blow-out online.

The power of the MBTI process

Preview image of infographic
Posted 28 Oct 2013 by TeriSmith

The MBTI tool is the world's most popular personality assessment. So why do so many people think it's so great? Our snazzy new infographic is all about the myriad of benefits that make the MBTI process so powerful - free to download, share and shout about!

The sporting elite: which personality characteristics contribute to sporting success?

sporting elite silhouette
Posted 14 Aug 2013 by TeriSmith

With Andy Murray clinching victory in the Wimbledon final, the England cricket team winning the Ashes, Chris Froome becoming the second British winner of the Tour de France and Christine Ohuruogu scooping gold in the 400m at the World Athletics Championships, it's been another great summer of British sporting success. Of course, physical prowess and natural sporting ability are essential ingredients for elite athletes, but here we consider which personality traits might make the difference between the good and the great in the sporting world.

Infographic: the psychology of stress

Stress infographic snapshot
Posted 13 May 2013 by TeriSmith

If you think stress is everywhere, you’re right! But do you know how to cut the seemingly inevitable tie between the stressors of modern life, and the type of distress that sends people off sick, off the radar or off the rails? Our infographic takes a peek - find out more in our stress white paper.

Infographic: MBTI and social media usage

MBTI and social media
Posted 15 Mar 2013 by TeriSmith

Does your use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media reflect your MBTI type? Who is most likely to use Facebook in their personal time vs their work time? And how does this compare to the most common type associated with LinkedIn users? This new infographic gives you all the answers!