Can the MBTI® Instrument’s popularity be explained by the FIRO® Instrument?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator MBTI® instrument is one of the most popular instruments in the world. It finds numerous applications – in team building, leader development, coaching. What is it that makes it so popular among trainers, facilitators and coaches? The MBTI® instrument is used so often for ‘Self Awareness’ but how then has it come to be an instrument of choice for team building? It is of course easy to use but is that all there is to it? Perhaps the answer lies, surprisingly, in the theoretical framework that underpins another very popular assessment, the FIRO-B® instrument. (more…)