JTI describes the fundamental differences between people and focuses on how these differences can be used constructively, both individually and in groups. It is a developmental tool that creates a common language and provides a shared framework for understanding. The result is that communication becomes more open, collaboration flows more smoothly, results improve, and there is an overall increase in well-being.
When there is a need to enhance motivation and engagement through personal development, JTI provides insights into an employee's preferred approach to work and, consequently, what generates and drains energy in their daily life. Knowledge of this strengthens employees' connection to their job and increases their satisfaction.
JTI can be used both as a broad framework for understanding and for gaining a deeper understanding and insight into one's own personality, including its shadow aspects.
Use JTI when working with a team to help bring all competencies and differences into play. JTI is non-evaluative, and there are no profiles or types that are better than others. The focus is solely on how diversity creates synergy and how to use diversity constructively. Therefore, JTI is a preferred tool to use when groups and teams need to get to know each other better, have deeper conversations, establish ground rules for group work, or simply tune in better to each other to create greater psychological safety and prevent difficulties in collaboration.
JTI is an indispensable tool for leadership development and training. Especially for new leaders, the focus should shift from personally executing tasks to getting others to produce results. Therefore, the new leader needs to pay special attention to this role transition. JTI is highly relevant here because it addresses the individual, not just the role. To excel in the role, the new leader must consider who they are as a person, but the role also requires a genuine curiosity about others. This can be achieved best through self-reflection, i.e., by exploring one's own preferences.
With JTI, you gain a fundamental understanding of and communication about the similarities and differences among employees and leaders. The target audiences are management and employees, but the applications are diverse. This means that once JTI is integrated into a team, the concepts and understanding of people's similarities and differences can be applied in most everyday situations. JTI can be used for various purposes, including:
When C.G. Jung (1921) published his theory of psychological types, we got a model that deals with psychological characteristics, specifically personality traits in the form of psychological preferences. In Jung's original theory, we find three dimensions of personality, namely the energy dimension with the preferences extraversion-introversion, and the dimensions related to preferences for mental functions sensing-intuition and thinking-feeling. Later, a fourth dimension emerged, known as the lifestyle dimension, with the preferences judging-perceiving.
Each dimension should be understood as an either-or with mutually exclusive preferences. In other words, if you are extroverted, you cannot simultaneously be introverted; if you prefer sensing, you cannot possibly be intuitive at the same time, and so on. When you complete the questionnaire, you receive a type code, such as ESFJ or INTJ, based on your preferences.
JTI is a Scandinavian-developed tool introduced to the Danish market in 2003. JTI is a type tool designed to identify C.G. Jung's eight preferences.
To get started using the Jungian Type Index (JTI) in your own organization, it only requires certification in the tool. Certification costs DKK 18,100 (excl. VAT) for members and DKK 21,300 (excl. VAT) for non-members.
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”Compared to other tools of this caliber, JTI is cost-effective. The package with an online questionnaire and a profile type booklet is competitively priced.”
Jens Teisen, Senior Consultant at Dansk Erhverv