Broad personality preferences are measured according to four opposing dimensions, resulting in one of sixteen possible Psychological Types, each with a unique four-letter code.

The letters refer to how you:

  • focus your energy
  • take in information
  • make decisions, and
  • deal with the outside world

The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) by CPP, Inc. is to identify which of two opposite aspects of personality is preferred on each of the four variables. It does not measure how much of a particular trait you have, but rather the strength of your preference for one pole over its opposite. Each preference and the sixteen types are equally valuable. No type is better than any other.

The MBTI results are accurate for most people; however, the ultimate decision about your type is yours. It is up to you to verify your type. To learn more about each one, read the description from the drop down menu (Resources - Personality Preference Types).

The MBTI is a 93 question self-report questionnaire measuring individual preferences and psychological types. The only way to obtain an MBTI type assessment is by using this authentic MBTI tool published by CPP, Inc. The MBTI instrument is administered to more than two million people annually and takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

Developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, the MBTI is an extension and application of the theory of psychological types developed by Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung. The MBTI measures intrinsic differences in the way individuals "prefer to use their minds, specifically, the way they perceive and the way they make judgments" (Gifts Differing, p. 1). The MBTI provides accurate and rich information about individuals\' natural preferences and inclinations as they relate to career choice and career satisfaction. Broad personality preferences are measured according to four opposing dimensions, resulting in one of sixteen possible four letter codes. The letters refer to how you focus your energy, how you take in information, how you make decisions, and how you deal with the outside world.




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