A Personality Type Only Goes so Far: Get More From CliftonStrengths and Myers-Briggs
Success isn't one-size-fits-all. If you want to be exceptional, you need to know what makes you unique.
Taking an assessment is one thing. Getting results that can be used to accomplish your goals is another.
Both CliftonStrengths and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessments are tools that help individuals, teams and organizations know themselves better. By asking a series of questions, they both provide insight into a person's unique lens on the world -- how they gain energy, process information and make decisions.
The difference between them is their level of detail and the context for how to apply the results for improved performance.
What makes the CliftonStrengths assessment different?
It's as unique as you. The odds of meeting another person with the same Top 5 is roughly 1 in 33 million.
CliftonStrengths is the "front door":
- It measures the presence of talent in 34 areas, called themes, using 177 questions.
- It includes customized CliftonStrengths reports and guides to help you chart your course to accomplish great things using the true north of what you naturally do best.
- There are so many combinations of Top 5 themes possible that the odds of meeting another person who shares yours is 1 in 33 million.
- The depth and precision move beyond general personality descriptions to unique, personalized insights that can help you be your best at work and everywhere else.
MBTI is the "ZIP code":
- There are 16 personality types based on the four pairs of opposing descriptors: extroversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, feeling or thinking, and judging or perceiving.
- The resulting four-letter personality type represents the individual's preference in each category.
- With a large group, you will likely find individuals with the same results.
- It provides broad awareness but may lack context for how to apply this awareness for self-development.
Both assessments are accurate; CliftonStrengths just reveals a more precise approach to one's uniqueness. It can be used separately or in tandem with MBTI to develop your areas of greatest potential, harnessing your individual strengths for extraordinary success.