MBTI® Step II Qualifying Programme

Learn who we really are

MBTI Step II goes beyond Step I to reveal the nuances of MBTI personality Types. If Step I is an off-the-peg suit, Step II is the tailored fit that’s made-to-measure.


Why is it that people with the same four-letter MBTI personality Type can be very different? As we know, people are unique – and behind any given MBTI Type is an individual with their own composition of preferences. All ISTJs are not the same.

The MBTI Step II assessment looks at 20 ‘facets’ – five per preference pair – to reveal how an individual’s Type is really composed. The two-day MBTI Step II training course explains this and shows how you can apply it to the key challenges in organisations, such as communication and decision-making. The MBTI Step II Knowledge Bank provides continued practical support to help you to make the most of your training (see below for contents).

Course duration

2 days experiential classroom time, supported by elearning (equivalent to 18 CPD hours)

What you will learn

  • How MBTI Step II builds on Step I and was constructed from ideas by Isabel Myers
  • Techniques for applying MBTI Step II in one-to-one and group settings
  • How to apply Type insights to communication, decision-making, change management and conflict management
  • Why the same MBTI personality Types differ in their expression of Type
  • How MBTI Step II can shed light on issues that are unresolved with Step I
  • How to give feedback and deliver your own team events.

Learning approach

Traditional ‘lecturing’ is kept to a minimum – the programme accommodates different learning styles. As well as the workshops, the programme includes:

  • online learning
  • interactive exercises
  • mix of group and individual work
  • individual coaching on your feedback skills

The course is delivered by experienced MBTI practitioners who are both expert trainers and coaches.

Course benefits

  • Help more people and organisations by using a richer understanding of personality Type
  • Enhance your coaching, leadership, change management, conflict resolution and decision-making delivery with the detailed insights from the MBTI Step II Interpretive Report
  • Make the most of your learning and delivery with the MBTI Step II Knowledge Bank online, which includes:
    • Feedback preparation sheets
    • Videos explaining how to handle feedback with more challenging profiles
    • Facet exercises to explore Step II insights with groups and teams
    • Discussion sheets for each preference pair
    • Academic papers for background reading supporting
    • The MBTI Step II European Data Supplement
    • Fun and impactful ways to present and share Step II profiles (Personal Typies and Team Typies)
  • Free materials, such as Facet Feedback Cards, are included in the course

This course is for

  • MBTI-qualified practitioners

MBTI Step II is especially useful for practitioners working with:

  • team development
  • leadership development
  • communication
  • conflict management
  • decision-making
  • managing change
  • coaching

No suitable dates in our public training calendar? Get in touch

Based outside the UK? Find your local MBTI Step II training partner

Specific business issue but not sure which instrument to train in? Take a look at our Solutions pages

Qualified but need help delivering?

We know that delivering your first event can be daunting, and that sometimes people need a little help to create a successful programme. OPP consultants are expert in the use of our psychometric tools and can work with you to deliver 'off the shelf' and tailor-made programmes in your organisation. Contact us to discuss your needs