|While the original inspiration for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) blossomed when Katharine Briggs discovered C.J. Jung's book, Psychological Types back in 1923, she had already been an ardent, long-time student in the area of human behavior. After subsequent years of further observation of this behavior, now from a more structured standpoint, she was able to substantiate a theory already embraced.
Around the time of World War II, Katharine and her insightful daughter Isabel Briggs Myers were futher motivated to put this theory into action. In this chaotic, stressful environment they realized that appreciation of our own unique gifts and understanding variances in behavior could prove invaluable in appreciating our differences thereby diffusing conflict.
The first rendition of the actual MBTI® instrument has been in existence since the early 60's and has continued to expand, teach and inspire in a global fashion.
Why I am passionate about the MBTI...
When I first discovered this marvelous tool years ago, I knew deep in my heart that it would be a part of my life journey... and that has proven true in so many ways. Wanting to make a difference is an ongoing goal of mine and when you consider the background of this fabulous instrument, I believe it clearly emphasizes that there is no doubt that we as individuals can indeed make a difference in the world.
At any given point in history, we face both change and the challenges that diversity can precipitate. The period were are in is no exception and may even prove to be the most divisive and potentially destructive yet.
Add to this our deepening understanding of energetic law and the beauty of the MBTI® becomes even further heightened. As I become more familiar with my own innate strengths and honor them, my sense of joy and fulfillment in life will thereby increase. And then consciously or not, this joy is then circulated. And also, by more deeply comprehending my own unique orientations, I then learn to recognize why YOU do what YOU do, based on your own individual tendencies. I am able to understand you and your behavior at a much deeper level and that awareness is key. Whether this is transpiring between partners, colleagues or friends, the increased sense of union through improved communication will have a ripple effect on the ensuing people contacted - on all fronts. And on it goes...and on it goes... and on it goes.
Now these are all reasons I am a huge fan of this instrument and today I see an ever-deepening need for the gifts it offers. Combine this with the effects of joy on the state of our health and you have yet another magnificent reason to celebrate your uniqueness. What was previously attributed to 'heredity' we now know is actually dependent on our own belief system AND preferences. The work being produced by amazing people such as Dr. Bruce Lipton among many others shows us without a doubt that we are personally capable of influencing our own destinies from every standpoint.
And so this is why I recognize a beautiful connection between this instrument, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and our chakras - our amazing energy fields. Getting to know ourselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually - and celebrating the joy we came here to experience is our birthright.
Unique ... but the same. All one... yet Individual.