Where to take the MBTI® personality assessment instrument
Consultants, counselors, coaches, therapists and many other people with interests in or training with psychology, human development, or social interaction may be certified to administer the MBTI instrument, verify your MBTI type, and discuss your personality results one on one or in a group.
Take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument
Several options are available for those who want to take the MBTI instrument:
- The MBTI assessment can be administered either online or with paper and pencil, usually through a certified individual who has met specific professional requirements for interpreting the results of the instrument. For a list of certified practitioners in your area, go to the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network.
- The Center for Applications of Psychological Type, CAPT®, Inc., offers a program that begins with online administration of the MBTI instrument. A highly experienced, certified professional interprets the results and follows up with an hour-long personalized phone consultation. Take the MBTI here. CAPT is a not-for-profit organization cofounded in 1975 by Isabel Briggs Myers, developer of the MBTI instrument.
- The publisher of the MBTI instrument, CPP, has developed an interactive online delivery system for taking the Indicator called MBTI® Complete. This approach allows for the verification of type preferences as the individual is answering questions. Because of the interactive nature of the system, person-to-person feedback from a certified MBTI practitioner is not required. Individuals who take MBTI® Complete can benefit greatly from a follow-up discussion with an MBTI professional. Doing so will help them gain a better understanding of their best-fit type and deeper insight into uses of their preferences. To take the MBTI Complete, go to www.MBTIonline.com
What to expect when you take the MBTI instrument:
- You fill out a multiple choice questionnaire either in paper
form or online. There are no right or wrong answers.
The MBTI instrument is not a test. You select the answers that
best fit for you.
- Results are most often given in person or by phone through an interactive
feedback discussion with a certified practitioner. An interactive feedback discussion
with a certified MBTI practitioner
allows for personal interpretation that enhances the understanding of MBTI results.
- When taking MBTI Complete, the self-guided feedback system has been designed to help you understand and verify the accuracy of your results.
A follow-up conversation with a professional is suggested but not essential.
- Scored results come in the form of an MBTI® Profile Report that is either delivered via the web or given to you in printed form.
This report is confidential and is treated accordingly by the professionals who deliver the report to you.
People who are certified to administer the MBTI instrument are
committed to using it in an ethical way,
which includes protecting your confidentiality, showing you how
to verify your type, giving feedback interactively, and presenting
all types as valuable.
To learn how to become a certified administrator of the MBTI instrument, go to Using Type as a Professional.