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Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

By Aligned Signs (584 words)
Posted in Myers-Briggs® on March 20, 2015

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Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®) Assessment

{#/pub/images/23837687_s.jpg}Carl G. Jung first introduced the psychological type theory behind the MBTI® assessment in the 1920s.  During World War II, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs decided to take Jung’s theory a bit further by creating an inventory of personality preferences.  The idea behind this undertaking was to help women who were entering the industrial workforce for the first time.  The results assisted women in identifying jobs where they might be best suited. The first publication of the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®) questionnaire came out in 1962. Research continues to be ongoing, and as such, hundreds of studies over the past 40 years have been conducted, attesting to the MBTI’s validity, consistency, and test-retest reliability.



With 1.5 million assessments administered to individuals annually, CPP Inc.®, the publisher, considers The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®) assessment "the world’s most widely used personality assessment” tool available to date. The MBTI® is a questionnaire measuring psychological preferences designed to extrapolate the way in which a person makes decisions and perceives the world.  Each question asked is based on accepted human practices. No answer is correct or incorrect.  Being more knowledgeable about the behavior by which a conclusion is reached allows for a better understanding of an individual’s reactions to situations, valuations, inherent abilities, potential interests, and underlying motivations.


The Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®) assessment identifies personality type based on how a person decides preference in each category.  Each person’s personality type is expressed as a four letter code.  There are 16 different personality types possible (please see below).


Each letter within a type identifies a preference.

Extroversion (E): Obtaining energy from being around people and involved in things or projects.


Introversion (I): Energy is sourced from within self; drawing from personal thoughts and ideas.



Sensing (S):  Take in information that is concrete and take notice of the details.


Intuition (N):  Prefer to draw meaning and results based on patterns and impressions for the overall final objective.



Thinking (T): When making decisions, analytically apply a basic truth while removing self to objectively decipher a conclusion.


Feeling (F):  When making decisions, weigh points-of-views and values whilst trying to identify with both sides for civil result.



Judging (J): Preference for a planned and organized life.


Perceiving (P): Preference to live life with an easygoing, unconstrained attitude adjusting to new information and changes with desire to enhance the experience of last minute options.



Learn more about Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®)


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