A question that often arises is how does the Brain Profile approach compare to something like the Myers Briggs Personality Test approach.
Having a ‘Personality Test’ is quite popular and some 2,000,000 people a year are estimated to conduct the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test which tries to attach one of 16 default personality types to a person.
When comparing a Brain Profile to a Personality Test, use is often made of a diagram such as that below.
The iceberg analogy shows how:
- Some of our individual characteristics are visible to others, therefore above the waterline while,
- Other characteristics are hidden from view, below the waterline
- Some characteristics, such as our DNA, are deeply rooted and not changeable whereas;
- Some characteristics, like our behaviour, are quite changeable from moment to moment.
- Our personalities are fairly deep rooted characteristics, whereas;
- Our ‘Thinking Preferences’ are closer to the surface and more directly connected to our behaviours.
An understanding of a person’s Thinking Preferences, as determined in a Brain Profile, can therefore provide rich insights into their behaviours.
As discussed in the other articles on this site about Brain Profiling and Thinking Preferences, assessing yourself, a family member or a work colleague using the Brain Profiles can make a big impact in areas such as team communication skills, self-understanding, team building scenarios, sales performance etc.
So, if you have been considering taking a Personality Test, why not read the articles and explore whether a Brain Profile assessment might not actually give you the insights you need for yourselves or others?
Jeremy @ Chameleon Brain