Trusting MBTI® Information on the Web
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"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
Carl Jung

One of the principal goals in creating the Myers and Briggs Foundation website is to give Internet users a convenient guide to accurate and ethically correct information and services about psychological type and the use of and applications of the MBTI® instrument.


Here is a checklist of helpful tips for choosing a website that will provide you with current, accurate, and ethical information about the MBTI instrument. You may also want to refer to information about how the MBTI instrument is different from other personality questionnaires.

  • The MBTI tool should be referred to as an instrument rather than a test or psychological assessment.
  • Following ethical guidelines for use of the instrument, your MBTI results should be given to you as part of a one-on-one or group interactive feedback session that includes an explanation of type and verification of your preferences through your choice of best-fit type.
  • The MBTI instrument has gone through rigorous reliability and validity studies, and so the questions that you answer have been well researched and validated. Some websites use other questions and inaccurately claim that the results are based on the MBTI instrument.
  • For an additional checklist that will help you choose a bona fide provider of the MBTI instrument, please go here.

Naomi L. Quenk, Ph.D., one of the co-authors of the MBTI® Manual, created the "Be Wary" list as a way to identify a Web site that may not be using the MBTI instrument accurately or ethically.


You can also read the ethical guidelines for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument or find certified administrators and providers through the Association for Psychological Type International or the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network.

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