There are four letter combinations that make up the Myers-Briggs assessment. Each one is called a dichotomy.
The First Letter Combination of the MBTI
This is going to tell you how people gain or loose energy. Do they gain energy by being around other people or do they gain energy by being quite and in solitude? Extrovert or Introvert.
The Second Letter Combination of the MBTI
Consisting of the Sensing or iNtuitive type, this combination is how people take in information. Is it more about the here and now or is it more about seeing patterns and connecting the dots.
The Third Letter Combination of the MBTI
Feeling or Thinking is about how someone processes information. Do they think more with the heart or head?
The Fourth Letter Combination of the MBTI
A tricky one because of the words used, this is how people work with the external world. Judging versus Perceiving. Do they gather the information they need and immediately take action or do they gain information over a long period of time and then take action?
With each dichotomy, there are only two choices but when they’re put into a matrix, it makes up 16 different human operating systems.
How Knowing the Four MBTI Letter Combinations Can Help
Would it not be a dream to be able to communicate with someone in their language? I’m not talking English or French or Spanish. I’m talking about the language of their mind. If you can speak to them in their language you can make whatever you want to get across with impact and the likelihood it’ll get across.
Just knowing how some one takes in information – the second letter combination of Sensing versus iNtuitive – can help provide the information they need to make a decision.
You could be better communicating with your:
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