Facilitating MBTI at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Nairobi

Half of my class could fit on the picture 🙂

It was such a great pleasure to facilitate a workshop about the personality test “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” (MBTI) at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Nairobi. YALI was launched by former President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.

About 25 students from all over Africa joined the class and my job was to raise self-awareness to make them understand themselves and others better as future leaders. 

MBTI is a personality test identifying 16 different personality types that explain how you prefer to perceive and judge the world on 8 different categories. Teaching and explaining the MBTI has a specific challenge: The dimensions give you insights about your preferences and NOT skills! It is very important to highlight this issue over and over again.

My personal MBTI profile is: ENFJ

If you are curious about your own profile, you can take the test here: MBTI