Myers Briggs Assessment
I qualified as an MBTI practitioner in 2003 as a result of having taken the assessment and found it both enlightening and empowering. Since then I have regularly run seminars for groups of interns, church staff teams, Ordinands and others in religious settings. Many are sceptical of Myers Briggs, but I have found it to be an effective tool in helping people understand both themselves – and those they minister to.
The training I deliver is not about ‘boxing’ people but rather allowing time and space for them to reflect on their own ways of thinking and acting, and then to consider how to work more effectively and collaboratively with others. There is always a lot of laughter (and sometimes some tears) but this training is delivered in an informal and light-hearted way that is accessible for even the sceptics!
Please contact me to discuss whether and MBTI assessment – either for teams or individuals – might be appropriate in your context.
Ruth Perrin is an excellent MBTI practitioner/instructor. She uses her considerable experience and outstanding communication skills to deliver a workshop which enables the participants to deepen their self-awareness and develop their understanding of how their profile impacts on their ministry and working in teams. She has considerable knowledge of the context of Christian ministry and this provides many additional benefits to the exceptional workshop that Ruth offers.Dr Jocelyn Bryan, Academic Dean, Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, University of Durham
Ruth led a MBTI training day for our church staff. This was warmly appreciated by the team. Ruth is a skilled trainer who helpfully led us to reflect on our respective personality types and on team dynamics more generally. I am familiar with Myers Briggs and have experienced similar sessions before, but this was undoubtedly the most helpful MBTI day I have participated in. I highly recommend Ruth.Rev’d Dr Peter Morden, Senior Pastor / Team Leader, South Parade Baptist, Leeds