Welcome to our Change Readiness Self-Assessment and MBTI Response Style to Change Self-Assessment.
Change isn’t always easy, but it’s wrong to assume everyone will have a hard time. When you feel stuck or frustrated by expected changes, make sure to check your core values / beliefs to get a better understanding.
Here’s some core beliefs / values that occur quite frequently:
- I must not fail. Failure is a sign of weakness.
- Asking for help would give a bad impression. I need to take responsibility myself.
- If I am not in charge then something bad will happen. Certainly, things will go in the wrong direction.
- I need to have an answer. Not saying or doing anything is not an option.
- Everything must be perfect. Otherwise it’s wrong.
- I must prioritise my child’s needs. I must give my children the best possible.
Then ask yourself these questions:
- Is this rule helping me right now. Or is it a damaging core belief to keep holding… since it makes me too rigid whenever I’m expected to adapt my behaviour.
- How did the rule develop… was it driven by my current company or career choice? Or was this created within my upbringing environment… soemthing I inherited from my parents?
This is a form of CBT in which we can challenge our negative thinking.
The next stage is to considerwhich alternative rules or beliefs would be suitable replacements.
MBTI Response Style to Change Self-Assessment
What’s your response style to change?
A varied change response can be a good thing and each change response style has strengths you can leverage.
Try our Change Readiness tool here.
Coaching other’s response style to change
You may be managing someone who is very resistant to change. Speak to them one-on-one in order to
- Hear their personal story.
- Ask them what’s behind this thinking.
- Allow their core values / beliefs to surface.
- Gain key insights into their response style to change and what’s behing their intentions to resist any form of change at work.
- Help you in the future to have the right conversation. Rather than any more frustrations.
How to use MBTI type
Essentially, you can know someone’s Myers-Briggs® personality type and know very little about their pain, their coping mechanisms, and their deeper selves. You can grasp how they prefer to interact with the world, what they look for when they decide, and the information that will interest them. But the enneagram type can reveal much more personal information.
For example, when someone tells you they’re a Two you can know that it’s important for them to be liked, to nurture, and to have harmonious interactions. Perhaps they grew up feeling like they were only worthwhile if they served and put others first.
You’ll know that their basic desire is to be loved and their basic fear is being unloved or unwanted for who they are. If they have issues with people-pleasing and flattery you can recognize that they want acknowledgement and intimacy.
If they’re a child of yours then you can help them to establish boundaries, and show them that they are loved for who they are – not what they do.
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