Myers Briggs Comparison - Pro.file Communicator
Barriers to effective business communication is typically among the top strategic challenges in any organization. It seems that no group has perfect communication skills because everyone has different communication styles. Communication problems can exist between departments, within teams, from management down to direct reports, or between sales & customer service.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator can help individuals communicate more effectively by further understanding their Myers Briggs personality “types,” as opposed to their traits.
A Myers Briggs personality “type” is a combination of preferences, i.e., “I prefer more solo time as opposed to more social time,” or, in other words, “I’m more introverted as opposed to extroverted.” A trait measurement takes this preference a few important steps further and identifies the “degree” of introversion on a scale, i.e., are you extremely introverted, moderately introverted, or half introverted & half extroverted. The trait insights enable organizations to more effectively understand the best role for an individual based on degree of behaviour as it relates to “task” versus “people” focus, etc.
Pro.File Communicator, A Communication Styles Assesment Tool
Pro.File Communicator is a communication styles assessment tool that identifies your “communication style” – the combination and degree of behaviours based on an individual’s traits as measured by the Pro.File People survey. It provides a more comprehensive focus on workplace interactions, including practical recommendations on how to create effective communication in the workplace.
Both instruments measure one of the most recognizable behaviours in the population – sociability. Our communication styles assessment measures two additional traits that are highly defining in an individual’s communication style. One is their accommodating versus assertive orientation. Assertiveness affects everyone’s interactions in a variety of ways. Individuals who are higher in assertiveness tend to communicate more decisively, be more directive, and are quick to express their own ideas and opinions. At times this can translate into being more of a “teller” than a “seller”. Individuals who are more accommodating go out of their way to be helpful, are more comfortable accepting compromises and dislike interpersonal conflict. Frustrations can occur in interactions when this person tends to want to avoid risky decisions and may be overly cautious in their approach to problems.
The other is their ability to demonstrate adaptability for different situations and different individuals. Understanding an individual’s adaptability, or their ability to change behaviours and demonstrate versatility in their interactions, will provide valuable insight into the ease – or difficulty – they will have in dealing with a wide range of people in their workplace. The Pro.file communication styles assessment tool measures an individual’s adaptability, which is not measured by the Myers Briggs test.
The scientifically measured traits defined by the communication styles assessment make it a very accurate and reliable tool for helping organizations with their on-going challenge of effective communication in the workplace. Measuring traits ensures the results are a more accurate reflection of each person’s degree of motivation. Pro.file’s communication workshops are designed to complement the Pro.File Communicator tool and bring focused learning and communication skills building into a variety of workplace initiatives: team building, improving sales and customer service, and managing & supervising diverse behaviours.
For more information about our Pro.File Communicator and how it encourages effective communication in the workplace, please Contact Us.