Training Handouts



Career Counselor's Package
Career Counselor's Package

Reinventing careers is especially important these days, and this package provides the right mix of CAPT handouts, exercises, and booklets necessary to create a successful workshop or individual career counseling session. Learn how the KGI® assessment helps strengthen leadership and group skills, which can help make you and your clients more successful in business, organizational, and educational settings.

Contributions Made by Each Preference to Each Type
Contributions Made by Each Preference to Each Type

Originally published in the 1985 MBTI® Manual, this handout shows the contributions made by each of the eight preferences to each of the sixteen MBTI personality types. The Effects of Each of the Eight Preferences in Work Situations, originally published in the 1987 version of Introduction to Type® by Isabel Myers, is also presented.

Descriptions of the Sixteen Types
Descriptions of the Sixteen Types

Brief MBTI® personality type descriptions written by psychological type expert and author Gordon Lawrence. These succinct descriptions emphasize the values and priorities of each type and suggest the motivational energies behind behaviors. Also included are materials to help introduce MBTI type, such as Words to Help Understanding of Type Concepts.

Developing The Skills And Qualities Of The Eight Function-Attitudes
Developing The Skills And Qualities Of The Eight Function-Attitudes

This handout offers suggestions for exploring MBTI personality type in developing the potentials of the eight function-attitudes for personal growth, for better understanding of others, and to increase effectiveness in the workplace. Includes definitions of the eight function-attitudes and how to develop and apply skills based on understanding this aspect of psychological type dynamics.

Eight Function Attitudes
Eight Function Attitudes

An excellent introduction to MBTI personality type dynamics that is also useful as a quick reference for the eight function-attitudes. One side of the handout offers a brief description of the qualities and activities associated with each function-attitude, and the other side describes the development of the function-attitudes and lists the dominant, auxiliary, and least preferred functions.

Facet Sayings and Songs
Facet Sayings and Songs

A delightful and uplifting way to introduce people to the subtleties of the twenty facets reported by the MBTI® Step II Instrument. Quenk and Kummerow have combed the literary and musical world for just the right sayings and songs to describe the varying personalities that result from the Step II instrument.

Leadership and Type
Leadership and Type

CAPT handout that summarizes the characteristic leadership styles and blind spots of each of the 16 MBTI personality types, taken from research surveys collected by CAPT.

Making Effective Career Decisions
Making Effective Career Decisions

Career consultants will find this handout beneficial for helping clients understand their MBTI personality type preferences in relationship to career choices and job searches. The handout was developed to help consultants use psychological type for a variety of people from first-time job seekers right out of high school or college to more mature individuals who are making career and life changes.

Management and Leadership Styles: Type Related Issues
Management and Leadership Styles: Type Related Issues

A useful handout to help develop leadership and management styles by increasing understanding of MBTI personality type preferences, especially as they relate to a person's use of dominant preferences over the other mental functions. The leader's guide provides issues for discussion including ways in which a leader's personality type preferences can be viewed in respect to the other types on a team or in an organization.

Manager Communications and Type
Manager Communications and Type

Effective communication skills are a must in the workplace for leaders, managers, and staff. Understanding of MBTI personality type can be a powerful tool for improving communication. This handout demonstrates how each MBTI type handles a number of common communication situations in the workplace including giving instructions, receiving feedback, and resolving conflicts.

Personality Type and Stress
Personality Type and Stress

A handout that gives useful clues to how executives of different MBTI personality types may respond to stress and how to minimize the effects of stress. Responses to moderate and extreme stress for each of the 16 MBTI psychological types are described, and behavioral and perspective changes are suggested.

Profile of Your MBTI® Results
Profile of Your MBTI® Results

This updated handout is a perfect all-in-one tool for trainers to use in a variety of settings. It includes forms for verifying type, descriptions of all sixteen types, what each type has to offer, and priorities for the four mental functions. Includes a leader's guide.

Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup

This handout provides a fun way to learn about type preferences by using an actual recipe for pumpkin soup that provides instructions for each of the four functions of the MBTI instrument, Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, and Feeling. Each set of instructions is a clear example of how the four personality preferences operate differently.

Stages of Understanding Type
Stages of Understanding Type

A lighthearted way to lead MBTI® workshop participants through the various stages of understanding and becoming familiar with the implications and applications of psychological type. Includes a leader's guide.

Stress: How the Types Respond
Stress: How the Types Respond

This CAPT handout provides results from a survey of MBTI® training participants over a period of three years that summarize the types of situations that each MBTI personality type finds stressful and how each type behaves under stress.

Talking in Type
Talking in Type

This simple primer for understanding how to communicate with each of the eight MBTI type preferences provides trainers with an efficient tool for explaining the basics of communication among the various personality types to individuals, couples, and groups. Includes a leader's guide.

Type Dynamics
Type Dynamics

Now that you know your four-letter type, what is next? After the initial introduction to psychological type via the MBTI® instrument the next level of understanding can involve type dynamics—the study of how type can further influence and enhance our lives. Type dynamics identifies the "core of the personality or the hallmarks of the person," and this handout offers a very clear picture of how type dynamics works, including a look at how the dominant, auxiliary, tertiary, and inferior functions are represented for each of the sixteen whole types.

Type Prayers
Type Prayers

These accurate, often humorous sayings capture the essence of each type. Display them during your presentations and watch people recognize themselves with a smile. Printed on 8.5" x 11" colored paper. 16 pages, one for each type.

Type Table Grids
Type Table Grids

A blank MBTI® type table for use in workshops to show the whole type preferences of individuals or the number of people in each preference. 8.5" x 11".

Understanding the Type Table
Understanding the Type Table

Detailed instructions in the form of a participant handout for understanding and applying MBTI® type basics and type dynamics for beginners. The handout explains how to understand the personality type table divisions, how to determine dominant and auxiliary functions for the 16 MBTI types, and characteristics of the preference pairs in the type table columns (ST, SF, NF, NT) and the quadrants (IS, ES, IN, EN).

Verifying Your Type Preferences
Verifying Your Type Preferences

This exercise guides participants through a four-step process to understand and verify their MBTI type. Suggestions for encouraging personality type exploration are included along with references and materials needed. This system can be used with individuals and groups. Leader's guide included.

What's Your Career Search Style?
What's Your Career Search Style?

A handout intended to help people understand and apply MBTI® personality type career searches. Provides skills and applications for first-time job seekers and individuals making career changes. Checklists by preferences help build self-awareness and enhance career search effectiveness. Includes a leader's guide.

Which Type Am I? Clarifying Your Best-Fit Type
Which Type Am I? Clarifying Your Best-Fit Type

A self-explanatory handout for helping a client clarify his or her best-fit MBTI® personality type. Type is explored through facts and explanations of the way in which psychological type is assessed and how certain circumstances may affect the way a person chooses to answer the questions on the MBTI instrument.

Words to Help Understanding of Type Concepts
Words to Help Understanding of Type Concepts

This excerpt from People Types & Tiger Stripes explains E-I, S-N, T-F, and J-P from a first person perspective. For example, "When introverting, I am focusing on ideas, concepts, inner impressions."

Working with Teams Package
Working with Teams Package

Jumpstart your team workshops with this useful package of CAPT handouts, exercises, and ready-to-go programs designed to improve team performance. This package gives you a comprehensive set of practical tools to take any group through the process of using type as a way to improve their effectiveness as a team.

Your Results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument
Your Results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument

For people first learning their MBTI results, especially when the MBTI instrument has been handscored. Includes a profile for verifying their type before receiving their scores. The handout contains essential facts about type and the MBTI assessment, which people new to type may forget or ignore if not reminded, also includes Brief Descriptions of the Sixteen Types and a leader's guide.