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Does anyone have any quick, fun exercises for illustrating or suggesting MBTI preferences? I have some already: For the SN dichotomy, create a pile of objects and ask them to write down a description. S types write exactly what they see; N types describe the impression it gives. For the JP dichotomy, ask them to describe their workspace. J types are usually tidy and organized, P types less so (I say usually as I'm quite a tidy P!) Do you have similar things for EI and NF?
Dick Barton

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By Karen Long
16th Jul 2008 21:12

I would like to get touch with Robin who posted a comment with regards a North West MBTI user group. I'd be really interested in finding out more about this and maybe joining. New to this site so not sure how to get in touch - my email is [email protected] if anyone can help.

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By admin
31st Jan 2008 02:04

Hi Dick***,

I have quite a few activities that i always use for my sessions - they are a bit long - send me an email and i'll send you through the info !


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By robin_bl7
28th Jan 2008 20:49

Here are a couple of exercises for the EI and the TF dichotomies as requested.

Conversation sticks (EI)
Give 3 or 4 counters (matches, sweets, pencils, etc.) to each person. Divide into groups of up to 6, with a mix of E and I. Get them to discuss a topic of interest and put a counter in the middle each time they talk / make a contribution. When they have used all their counters up they can't talk again until everyone has used up their counters. After 5 mins stop the discussion and discuss process.
Who ran of counters first?
How did they feel when they ran out?
Did the Is feel uncomfortable in being forced to talk?
Who talked the longest?

Budget cuts (TF)
Select two people - one Feeling, one Thinking. Tell them that they are the head of HR and that they need to make an employee redundant due to budget cuts. Get someone else to be the employee. Ask one to go first and the other to wait outside (to reduce influence!). Run the role play.
The F will not find it easy, apologising for having to do it and look to console the person. The T will be more rational, objective and direct.

In the North West we have a very active MBTI practitioner's group that meets monthly to share ideas and resources like this. Let me know if you need any further information.


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By Rus Slater
28th Jan 2008 18:17

some years ago a Myers Briggs trainer showed me a series of prayers based on MBTI types.

ISTJ: Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 am e.s.t.

ISTP: God help me to consider people's feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

ESTP: God help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they're usually NOT my fault.

ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.

ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.#

ISFP: Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).

ESFP: God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.

ESFJ: God give me patience, and I mean right NOW.

INFJ: Lord help me not be a perfectionist. (did I spell that correctly?)

INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta

ENFP: God,help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird-ing at a time.

ENFJ: God help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?

INTJ: Lord keep me open to others' ideas, WRONG though they may be.

INTP: Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.

ENTP: Lord help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I'll settle for a few minutes.

ENTJ: Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwatIdo.


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By GrahamO'Connell
28th Jan 2008 14:51

Try 'Just my Type' available from HRDQ -

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By dette
12th Jun 2009 14:17

Hi Deb,
may I send you an email too to get the exercises?
Cheers Annette

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By b11mdana
23rd Aug 2009 11:18


I am a teacher trained in using the MBTI and I am looking to find more exercises I can do with classes to have them understand their type better. [email protected] or [email protected].



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By jenkev
27th Aug 2009 12:19

Love the prayer. I saw it once before, but never had it in writing. No doubt will be a great addition to my session!

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By MondBinRabbaa
10th Mar 2012 02:24




I am a trainer in using the MBTI and I am looking to find more exercises I can do with my trainee to have them understand their type better.

[email protected]



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By maritza123
07th May 2012 22:52

Hi Deb I am very interested in get some exercises about MBTI. Could you send me some of them?  My email is [email protected]

Thanks a lot!


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By Everlee
19th Jan 2013 05:30


Dear Deb,

I am a coach studying MBTI and I am finding more exercises which I can do with classes to have them understand their type better.

could you please send ur exercise to my email address: [email protected]

many thanks,



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