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Updated 18 May 2007 11:59
Scottish Hoppers 2007: Friday 1st June

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MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test designed to assist a person in identifying some significant personal preferences. Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the Indicator during World War II, and its criteria follow from Carl Jung's theories in his work Psychological Types.

The Indicator is frequently used in the areas of pedagogy, group dynamics, employee training, leadership training, marriage counseling, and personal development. [wikipedia]

What has this to do with Computer Science or Academia?

There was an article in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 20th April 2007 "Hidden talents wired into your psyche" about the use of psychometric testing in academia to determine suitability for particular roles. While we do not agree with this approach, we do believe that MBTI has something to individuals in terms of understanding themselves, the way they operate in the world, and how we interact with others.

Linda O'Kane from the Kinharvie Institute in Glasgow will be leading the session exploring MBTI and how knowledge of your type may help you understand yourself and others better, the particular gifts each type has to offer, and to identify potential growth areas.

Participants are asked to complete an online MBTI test by May 29th and to send the results to Carron Shankland (ces AT Results will be treated confidentially, but it helps Linda to know the range of types in our group.

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Programme Organisation: Rosa Michaelson r.michaelson AT Tel 01382 384858 -
Local Organisation: Carron Shankland ces AT - Tel 01786 467444 -
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