Understanding Personality Types at Work

How to have a better understanding of the people you live and work with.

4.46 (2701 reviews)
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1.5 hours
Jul 2022
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What you will learn

Assess your own Personality Type and what this means in both your private and professional life

Develop an understanding of the value of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its applications in work.

Recognise ways to appreciate, value, and work more effectively with all sixteen personality types

Discover how to build deeper relationships through common understanding and improved communication

Identify applications in team building, communication, change, decision making and problem solving


Different isn’t necessarily difficult.  

We encounter different types of people every day.  Everyone is unique.  However, broadly speaking everyone can be categorised into different types according to their preferences and how they use them.  

This short course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding about different personality types.  It will give you insights to your own preferences and how these build into your personality type.  

You will discover how the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is used to gain a different perspective of yourself.  Personality preferences are investigated, discussed, and correlated with various situations involving people.  Additional, specific study methodologies and assessment techniques are shared so that you can build upon your learning and understanding of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), if you are interested in taking this further.

Understanding preferences and how they are expressed will help you to appreciate differences, work with these and communicate better with others.  It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.

The course covers the Jungian Theory of Personality Types looking at how you prefer to get your energy (Extraversion / Introversion), how you take in information (Sensing / Intuition), and how you process information (Thinking / Feeling).  

Jung's work was further developed by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers to add a further dimension to look at how you choose to live your life (Judging / Perception). 

What you will learn:

  • The four preference scales defined by Jung and Myers / Briggs that make up the MBTI

  • Understanding personality and personality types

  • How you can work better with people who have different preferences to yours

You will become aware of the dynamics and patterns natural to each person's way of seeing, thinking, feeling and responding to the world.  

Every personality type has its own specific way of communicating.  Through this course you will expand your understanding of personality and communication to build up better relationships with your team, your manager, your clients - in fact, anyone with whom your regularly interact with.  You will learn how to build trust, establish rapport, and work comfortably and productively with any personality type.

Within the course, you have the chance to complete a questionnaire focused on determining your preferences.  Completing this practical activity will enable you to gain some insights into your Type.  As you progress through the course, you are able to check how clear you are with each preference to give you a deeper understanding of your own type.

Every person taking and completing the course has the opportunity to receive a detailed report based on their Self-Assessed Type giving insights into their strengths and liabilities as well as how they communicate, work in teams and respond to stress.

This course will, also, be of interest to you if you have completed a Myers Briggs Type Indicator or any other Personality Type assessment in the past and would like a refresher.  You may have discovered your Type through a work-based training programme, by completing a questionnaire or through general interest.  Your Personality Type consists of four letters.  It all made sense at the time, but you have forgotten what it all means and how relevant it can be to how you engage with other people.

There are four practical activities within the course that support you as you develop your understanding of Type.  This includes a questionnaire to determine your Type and worksheets that are designed to check and valid these results to give further information about who you are and your behavioural preferences.

This course will, also, be of interest to you if you lead or manage a team and are looking at ways to build understanding and develop relationships leading to more rewarding interactions and high performance.  It will give you an understanding of the relevance of Type and how it can be put to work.  

Within the course, you will be put in contact with world-renown experts in the application of Jungian Type that will enable you to gain further knowledge, experience and qualifications around Type.

The course is being continually refined and updated to ensure it remains current and relevant.

All PDFs can be completed online and are Section 508 / ADA Accessibility compliant.

All videos are High Definition recorded in 1080p.

All videos have grammatically correct English captions.

Latest update - July 2022

Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess your own Personality Type (MBTI) and what this means in both your private and professional life

  2. Develop an understanding of the value of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its applications in work

  3. Recognise ways to appreciate, value, and work more effectively with all sixteen personality types

  4. Discover how to build deeper relationships through common understanding and improved communication

  5. Identify applications in team building, communication, change, decision making and problem solving

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Understanding Personality Types at Work

Introduction to Understanding Personality Types at Work
Practical Activity: Reflecting about this Personality Course
Working with Personality Types
Practical Activity: Personality Type Indicator to Help you Assess your Type
Exploring The Four Behavioural Preferences
Assessing and Determining your Personality Type
Where You Get Your Energy From - Extraversion and Introversion
How You Take in Information - Sensing and Intuition
How You Process Information - Thinking and Feeling
How You Approach Life's Challenges - Judging and Perceiving
Quiz: Test Your Understanding of Personality Types
Assessing Your Type With Some Hints and Tips When Working With Type
Putting People Into Boxes - Can Type Be Accused of This?
Some Ways of Taking Type Further
Working with Type Workbook
Addressing Some Inappropriate Criticisms About Type
Your Personality Type and Leadership Style Booklet
More about the Functional Pairs - The Mental Functions
Practical Activity - Learning Review about this Personality Course

Additional Resources

How to Access your Udemy Certificate
Bonus Lecture


May 20, 2022
Learning how to see others in a personality aspect was great. I can already put it to work within my environment at work.
May 6, 2022
The course was really very good. I feel a little light could also be thrown as to how the questions/statements are supposed to be framed by one since that is the basis in identifying the type and personality
April 23, 2022
I really enjoyed this course, it is constructed in a very clear way. It gave me a lot of "first" information about Personality Types and I will study that subject more in depth. Furthermore I learned more about myself. Thank you!
April 9, 2022
Very interesting topics have been discussed. Quizzes in this course are very engaging. Love this course...
April 1, 2022
Indeed a great introductory course in learning personality types. I get to understand that people have this better developed preferences that affects the behavior. I am currently browsing through the other contents you have for better understanding emotional intelligence and handling conflicts in the workroom. Thank you for the bite-sized yet insightful lecture.
March 8, 2022
There is some really information offered here. He tries his very best to be engaging with the little robot!
March 8, 2022
Extremely detailed. A lot of the information is repeated, however used in different context which makes is so much easier to understand.
February 16, 2022
I have to admit that at first the speaking flow was quiet hard to get through until you explained the reason in your lecture which made me laugh and think about it. I then started with 1.25x speed but soon noticed that the slower speed really gave me the oppurtinity to self assess my own habits and personality in more depth. Learned a lot and provides lots of sparks to really think about myself and people arround me. Great course!
February 15, 2022
Understanding personality types at work helps the manager in handling people for better performance and developing relationships. Thanks, Robin for the comprehensive discussion.
January 17, 2022
Mentioned critique of MBTI but did not specifically rebuff the very high rate at which participants receive a different test result upon second testing. See: June 2005, Consulting Psychology Journal Practice and Research 57(3):210-221
January 7, 2022
A course to help you understand your personality types. Then you will know who are you, your strength, how you work with other people.
December 28, 2021
This was very well organized and delivered with calm explanations of the different types. I appreciated the comparison of the different types.
December 7, 2021
yes it is because I have learned that you should know your personality so that you can be able to understand other people personalities
September 20, 2021
Good thing my Manager recommended this course to me. It helped me become aware of what kind of person I am and the person I am working with. Upon knowing that, I'm able to assess the best approach. Also, I used to describe myself as detail-oriented since I started my career, then I was so surprised to found out that I'm a kind of detail-oriented leader.
May 21, 2021
I was initially skeptical about the content of this course as MBTI is often misused, but I thought the instructor did a good job of explaining what these personality types can teach you without putting everyone in a box and assuming that you can predict how they will behave. Other reviews have mentioned the slow talking speed, but setting it to 1.25x brings it up to a more conventional speaking tone/speed.



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