Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

As the most widely used personality inventory in the world, the MBTI instrument provides an accurate picture of an individual’s personality type.

It is used for a wide range of applications: executive development; leadership and coaching; organizational development; team development; career management; conflict resolution; retention; culture and diversity; and working relationships. It operates by determining preferences on four dichotomies:

  • Extraversion–Introversion: tells us whether the individual is more likely to focus and gain energy from the outer world of people or from the inner world of ideas and experiences.
  • Sensing–Intuition: describes how the individual prefers to take in information—focusing on what is real and actual or on patterns and meanings in data.
  • Thinking–Feeling: indicates whether an individual usually makes decisions based on logical analysis or is guided by concern for their impact on others.
  • Judging–Perceiving: indicates how people prefer to deal with the outside world—in a planned orderly way, or in a flexible spontaneous way.MBTI_edited-1

The combination of these preferences results in 16 distinct personality types. Understanding the characteristics that are unique to each personality type provides valuable insight into an individual’s way of communicating and interacting with others. The MBTI Step II (Form Q) instrument drills down and details 20 facets of the preferences for more in-depth personality type understanding.

When to Use MBTI

The MBTI is useful in team building, leadership development, executive coaching, career development, and employee retention.

Types of MBTI Reports

MBTI Combination Reports

There are more variations of MBTI reports available. Let me help you select the right assessment for your needs.

 

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