The module is assessed by one piece of coursework and a summer examination.
The coursework consists of an academic essay (up to 2000 words, worth 40% of the module mark) which discusses and evaluates in depth an aspect or application of the MBTI.
This module introduces students to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) an internationally recognised model of personality. Students will learn the fundamental structure and concepts used in the MBTI as well as developing an understanding of their own personality type according to the theory. The theory is then applied to a variety of work issues.
It is expected that students will engage reflexively and critically with the MBTI and their own type. There is a well developed knowledge base around MBTI, along with more critical material. Students will be assessed on their assessment of academic debates as well on personal reflections on the benefit of the MBTI.
Topics to be covered will include detailed description of the history, origins and ethical foundations of the MBTI, detailed explication the theory itself, and sessions applying this theory of personality to teams, communication, conflict, stress and careers.
- Module Supervisor: Simon Carmel