The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is a personality profiler based on the work of Carl G. Jung.
It measures individual preferences on these four scales:
Created by an American mother-daughter team (Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers), the MBTI was developed over a period of 20 years. It was then researched for a further 20 years and finally released for public use in 1975. The MBTI is now the most widely used personality indicator in the world.
Each person can be typed by four-letters consisting of a combination of one preference from each of the above pairs of traits. A person who prefers Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging is referred to as ESTJ. There are sixteen possible combinations or types.
Although we use all eight preferences, one in each pair tends to be more developed. It is believed that we are born with a preference for four of the above pairs. In the first half of life, we strengthen these preferred traits in order to build a strong personality. In the second half of lie, we strengthen the weaker traits and become more balanced and whole. For example, an introvert may develop more extroversion and an extrovert may develop more introversion.
The MBTI has been used successfully by several millions of people to:
What are the benefits of knowing your type?
Whether you're trying to build a dynamic work group, solve team problems or create a more effective and productive team, the MBTI is a powerful team building resource.
Using the MBTI tool with teams you can:
Using the MBTI in an organisation promotes the appreciation of diverse people and values. It also highlights individual contributions to the organisation.
Use the MBTI assessment tool in your organisation to:
Career Development for Individuals
The MBTI personality tool helps clients set goals, gather information, network and make decisions with confidence.
You can use the MBTI assessment in career development to:
Personal Growth and Learning Styles
Today, the MBTI is the primary resource for personal development consultants dealing with interpersonal and individual development issues, whether in private practice or in the educational setting.
The MBTI's personal development and educational uses include:
® MBTI and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are registered trade marks of Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. OPP Limited is licensed to use the trade marks in Europe.
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