The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment is one of the best known and most trusted personality tools available today.
It is designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
Personality typing is a tool with many uses.
The insights gained provide a framework for tackling a wealth of issues that can be applied in both professional and private arenas.
Identifying, understanding and appreciating the differences between people and the objective and constructive use of these differences can enhance communication, emotional intelligence, cooperation, self-esteem as well as improve relationships and productivity.
What does the MBTI® measure?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® explores personality type based on four fundamental dimensions of individual difference to create 16 personality types profiles:
Extraversion (E) - Introversion (I)
Where you prefer to get or focus your energy
Sensing (S) - Intuition (N)
The kind of information you prefer to gather and trust
Thinking (T) - Feeling (F)
The process you prefer to use in coming to decisions
Judging (J) - Perceiving (P)
How you prefer to deal with the world around you
Learning and applying the theories of personality type can be a powerful and rewarding experience if it is used as a tool for discovery, rather than as a method for putting people into boxes, or as an excuse for behavior.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® benefits from over 60 year of research and is based on the theory of Carl Jung about how people have different preferences. These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories originated by Jung in 1921.
"No one remains quite what he was
when he recognizes himself."
― Thomas Mann