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MBTI Team Building Workshop

Quixote Consulting's MBTI Team Building workshop helps teams to discover and leverage the various ways that your people make decisions, strategize and access information, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. (MBTI®) is the world's most widely used personality inventory. Team members recognize the strengths that other types bring to the team, and the power that comes from multiple types working together.

MBTI Activities: Myers-Briggs Team Building Activities and Exercises
Quixote Consulting blends content and fun with extensive use of MBTI team building activities designed to explore the power of different MBTI team types working together in real time through a series of project simulations. We facilitate more than 100 MBTI team building activities and exercises that can be used during MBTI team building training sessions. Some sample MBTI team building activities are described below.

On Target (MBTI Team Building Activity)
Quixote Consulting’s most popular MBTI team building activity
In this multi-round activity, the group is separated into smaller groups and given a task: deliver a maximum number of balls into specific buckets within strict time deadlines in the midst of a rapidly changing environment. As the activity progresses, the participants find that they must challenge their own assumptions about competition, problem solving, and “the way it’s always been done,” in order to reach their goals. Innovation, team collaboration and team communication skills are honed in our most popular collaborative team building activity!

Picture This (MBTI Team Building Activity)
Each person gets images that are part of a larger sequence. Together the group must decipher the sequence and get the images laid out in order without any person seeing anyone else’s images while the clock ticks! Will the group see the big picture in time or will they get bogged down in details…or worse yet, fail to notice a crucial part of the image in time? This complex verbal communication skill builder has a powerful “aha” factor that makes the grand unveiling unforgettable!

Make the Connection (MBTI Team Building Activity)
This puzzling challenge requires the whole group to collaborate and communicate – quickly. 25 pieces link in innovative ways. Can you make the connection? This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to communicate with impact, listen actively, foster teamwork and collaboration and get engaged – quickly.

Sharing Best Practices: The Big Info Swap (MBTI Team Building Activity)
Two sub-teams must work to achieve success in two separate activities; however, each team’s success is directly connected to their abilities to share their best practices with the other team. This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to not only collaborate in small groups but actively collaborate and root for other departments in their company.

Aces High (MBTI Team Building Activity)
This giant card game has everyone on the move and communicating quickly. Incredible times are achieved as teams compete head-to-head. The challenge is doubled for a wild finish in a collaborative grand finale! This collaborative team building activity challenges groups to realize how compelling and exhilarating it can be to collaborate when given a challenging deadline.

Better Get Better (MBTI Team Building Activity)
In this high-energy, collaborative team building exercise, teams are given a task with a tight deadline. They must develop and improve a solution through successive attempts. As the activity progresses, participants find that they must assign roles, clarify rules, and find ways to improve their scores repeatedly. They also learn from watching other teams, and must decide whether competition or collaboration with others will achieve their goals more effectively.

Crossing Chocolate Bridges (MBTI Team Building Activity)
Help Charlie build a Bridge Over Chocolate Waters for Wonka Inc. Enter a world of pure imagination as you design and build one-half of a scrumdiddlyumptious bridge. Like the Trans-Continental Railroad, you must communicate and link up exactly with your partner team – without either party ever seeing the other half of the bridge until the grand unveiling! (This activity takes 60 minutes minimum)

Pipeline (MBTI Team Building Activity)
The team must transport as many marbles as possible to a designated container with the tools provided, while adhering to tough “quality” parameters. 

Gravity Challenge (MBTI Team Building Activity)
Teams attempt to lower an object to the ground together in an “easier said than done” challenge involving precise coordination, communication and leadership.

About the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®)
The MBTI identifies our individual preferences for processing information, and determines how we prefer to use perception and judgment. The inventory provides a way to separate what we truly prefer to do from what we are asked or required to do. 

There are no right or wrong responses on the MBTI – only differences. This means you can use the results to understand yourself and others, without any biases or preconceptions. MBTI provides critical insights into core aspects of how we make decisions, strategize, and use and access information.

The use of this tool moves beyond awareness and "tolerance" of differences, and focuses on using those differences -- to gain diversity in discussion, efficiency and effectiveness in actions, and result in more complete decisions and strategies.

Practical, Applicable, Energetic, Fun
At Quixote, we know how important it is for any new training knowledge to be practical and applicable. That’s why we put such great emphasis on immediate and realistic application. Participants leave with a plan in place for employing their new skills in the coming week and beyond.

We also know that people respond best to presentations that are energetic and interactive and fun. There is always laughter in these sessions. And the unique methodologies we employ definitely help – we’ve used the modalities of chocolate and even wine pairing to explore the preferences of the different types.

Lasting Impact
Participants walk away from our sessions with practical tools that can be immediately applied to their individual work situations, as well as a vision of the powerful productivity possible in a team that recognizes and leverages all team members’ strengths.

Quixote Consulting customizes key components of the MBTI team building to ensure that you get the right material to the right people at the right time, maximizing the return on your investment. We take into account your unique team situation and your desired MBTI team building outcomes. Check below for a list of different training topics that your MBTI team building session can highlight.

If your team has taken the MBTI
Has your team taken the MBTI already? Are you benefiting from it? We specialize in taking your team to the next level of MBTI use. We help you to develop your facility for understanding the tool and using it to focus directly on the challenges you currently face. From working with problem-solving models to facilitating one-on-ones with colleagues to determine their styles, we put your investment into practice. See below for MBTI related workshops.

Related Team MBTI Workshops
  • Change MBTI Training
  • Communication MBTI Training
  • Conflict MBTI Training
  • Customer Service MBTI Training
  • Emotional Intelligence MBTI Training
  • Leadership MBTI Training
  • Negotiation MBTI Training
  • Sales MBTI Training
  • Strengths MBTI Training
  • Stress Management MBTI Training
  • Time Management MBTI Training

Related Team MBTI workshops are available in these formats:
  • Half-day or one-day trainings for groups that are already familiar with the MBTI
  • One-day or two-day trainings for groups that are new to the MBTI.

Quixote Consulting also recommends:
  • Individual coaching to maximize the effectiveness of your training investment
  • Fun team building events all of which are designed to explore the MBTI in an enjoyable, interactive setting
"Opening Up a New World of Peace and Enjoyment" - An MBTI Team Building Quest Story

A pivotal moment during an MBTI team building session happens when participants get the results of the MBTI assessment online. At this point in the Myers Briggs training, each person has already guessed what they think their MBTI personality type is. People usually find that both the online assessment and their self-assessment are either exactly the same or have only one preference that is different. But what happens when three out of the four are different? For Shelley, this disconnect opened up a world of peace and enjoyment.

“Hey, thanks for coming to our Sales Conference last week, I really enjoyed working with you. I was the person who only knew one of my indicators for certain and you guessed that I would get more out of the experience than anyone else because I would probably study it out and learn new things about myself. Well, I have been studying it and I have really gotten a lot out of the experience and the materials you left with us and learned several new things about myself. Thank you very much for that. In the process of reading through the materials, I realized that I'm an INTP whereas at the conference I thought I was an INFJ--interesting switch considering the fact that you told us there is the most communication conflict between the T-Fs and J-Ps. Anyway, I feel like this understanding of myself is really opening up a new world of peace and enjoyment for me.

For me the decision between T or F ended up hinging on the fact that I get so tired of people asking about my weekend and wanting to tell me about theirs. It's been especially poignant lately since I had a baby about 6 weeks ago and even though I love him tons I've gotten so tired of everyone asking how he's doing! There were a lot of characteristics that had me going back and forth but I've definitely discovered that I'm a T.

And an interesting thing about the discovery that I'm a P instead of a J was in the realization that I stress about organization. Not because I need it or it's very important to me but because it is so beyond me and I really admire people who can do it. I realized that I can sometimes be obsessive about schedules and organization because several people in my life that I really admire are natural organizers and I wanted to be like that. But it has caused me significant stress over the years because I just can't do it. No matter how hard I try, the organizational skills elude and baffle me. I have found a measure of peace and relief now that I've discovered it just isn't part of who I am and that's okay. I don't have to be a brilliant organizer to have a happy and fulfilling life.

Thanks again!”
-Shelley E., InterContinental Hotels Group

Can Be Paired With

MBTI Target Topics

Team Quest

Charity Bike Build

Influence: The Power of Persuasion

Roller Coaster

Related Programs

MBTI Team Quest


MBTI Change

MBTI Leadership


MBTI Communication Styles and Tips by Type

What's Your Preference? Extraversion/Introversion

Thinking or Feeling - How You Make Decisions

How to Recharge Your Battery

Sensing Supports Intuition

Influencing Using the Feeling Function

Further Resources