How personality type affects team performance and job satisfaction

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Posted 16 November 2023 by
Global Marketing, The Myers-Briggs Company

New research sends clear message to team leaders

Were you asked if you wanted to go back to the office?

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Posted 24 May 2022 by
Kevin Wood, The Myers-Briggs Company

If not, you might be part of a hybrid strategy that’s about to fail.

Does knowing your MBTI type help you to get fit?

Posted 16 January 2018 by
John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP

Did you make a plan to get fit this year? John Hackston looks at the interaction between MBTI type and exercising preferences.

What is your MBTI Type of Sport?

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Posted 03 August 2016 by
Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services, OPP

Celebrate the summer of sport by downloading your MBTI Type sport tile

Le Tour de France – it's all about high-performing teams

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Posted 13 July 2016 by
Claire Bremner, Senior Consultant at OPP

Cycling-inspired tips for team and leadership development

Chris Froome – the nature (and nurture) of a winner

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Posted 27 July 2015 by
Catherine Chapman - Product Manager at OPP

In the last few days of the race, the media buzz around the Tour de France reached a crescendo in the UK – not least because Team Sky’s champion rider Chris Froome was dominating the race, and the chances for others to put the brakes on him were narrowing. In an unprecedented move, Team Sky released Froome’s physiological “power data” to enable “a greater understanding of his performance”, following accusations that his advances in stage 10 of the race were beyond normal physical abilities. The data revealed that the speed with which Froome achieved the daunting climb to La Pierre-Saint-Martin in stage 10 was exceptional, but well within his means.

What's your perfect Type holiday?

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Posted 28 June 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.

Top five blog articles of 2014

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Posted 29 December 2014 by

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?

What's your MBTI sports type?

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Posted 29 July 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?!

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Posted 12 June 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...

Top five blog articles of 2013

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Posted 17 January 2014 by

The blog has been increasing in popularity over the last year. We've celebrated 70 years of the MBTI system with posts on best practice, ethics and the diversity of applications; we've blogged about topical events such as the horsemeat scandal, the European elections and Andy Murray's Wimbledon win; and we've continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from stress to benchmarking to onboarding and retention. But what are the top five posts that have kept readers coming back again and again?

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

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Posted 14 August 2013 by

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.

Could Andy Murray be a great leader?

Andy Murray serving at Wimbledon
Posted 08 July 2013 by

He has it all. Application, vision, guts, ambition, determination, a record of success and with it, a developing charisma. These are the very things we seek in our leaders. Should we make Andy Murray Prime Minister or Chairman of a Trust focused on getting unemployed youth into work?

Psychological fitness: the key to resilience

Posted 27 July 2012 by

Maintaining an optimum level of stress is crucial to good performance in the workplace.

Did Fabio Capello build a team or a legacy of dependency?

Posted 02 March 2012 by

The proper functioning of a team depends on the leaders ability to forge strong bonds between its members.