What is the MBTI?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life.
MBTI results identify valuable differences between normal healthy people – differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication.
Taking the MBTI inventory and receiving feedback will help you identify your unique gifts. The information enhances understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strenghts and your potential areas for growth.
It will also help you appreciate people who differ from you. Understanding your MBTI type is self-affirming and encourages cooperation with others.
Development of the MBTI.
The authors of the MBTI, Katharine Brook Briggs and het daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, were keen and disciplined observers of human personality differences. They studied and elaborated the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung and applied them to understanding people around them. Prompted by the waste of human potential in WWII, Myers began developing the Indicator to give a wide range of individuals access to the benefits she found in knowing psychological type and appreciating differences.
The MBTI today.
After more than 50 years of research and development, the current MBTI is het most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences.
Because it explains basic patterns in human functioning, the MBTI is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:
self-understanding and development;
career development and exploration;
management and leadership training;
education and curriculum development;
academic counseling; and
training in diversity and multicultural awareness.
More than 2 million Indicators are administered annually worlwide.
The MBTI is also used internationally and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Contact for more information?
Being a certified MBTI consultant ,you can contact me for more information on taking the MBTI inventory and receiving feedback .