- The MBTI® instrument does
not evaluate mental health; there are no bad or unhealthy results.
- The MBTI instrument sorts individuals into opposite categories,
both of which are desirable. Many instruments measure the amount
or degree of a trait, such as shyness or detail-orientation.
Usually, it is desirable to have more or less of a trait, whereas
with the MBTI instrument both categories are desirable.
- The MBTI instrument does not compare your results to those
of other people; it does not evaluate you by comparing you to
any normal or pathological standard.
- The MBTI instrument describes the interaction between all
preferences also called type dynamics
to create a whole type pattern rather than just adding up the
qualities of each separate preference.
- The MBTI instrument allows you to determine your own personality
type through a personal verification process, leaving the final
assessment of your type in your hands.
Adapted from Building People, Building Programs
by Gordon Lawrence and Charles Martin (CAPT 2001)