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
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.