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"It is up to each person to recognize his or her true preferences."
Isabel Briggs Myers

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.

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. These trained professionals will help you verify your MBTI type and discuss your results either individually or in a group setting.

Take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument

The MBTI assessment is administered either online or with paper and pencil, most often through a certified individual who has met certain professional requirements for interpreting the results of the instrument.


Several options are available for those who want to take the MBTI instrument:

  • Personal Feedback: You can take the MBTI with personal feedback, provided by the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT®), the non-profit organization cofounded by Isabel Briggs Myers. This service begins with online administration of the MBTI instrument, and includes a highly experienced, certified professional who assists with the interpretation of the results via an hour-long personalized phone consultation.
  • Online: If you would like to take it now, go to mbtionline.com. The publisher of the MBTI® instrument, CPP, Inc., has developed an online process where participants verify their type preferences while answering questions. Because of the interactive nature of the system, person-to-person feedback from a certified MBTI practitioner is not required. However, individuals who take the MBTI assessment in this way may want to have a follow-up discussion with an MBTI professional. This can help them gain a better understanding of their best-fit type, while providing them with greater insight into the meaning of their preferences.
  • Find an MBTI® Professional: For a list of certified practitioners in your area who can administer the assessment for you, go to the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network.

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 the MBTI® Online, the integrated self-guided feedback system is 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.

If you have taken the MBTI in the past and can't find your report, you will have to contact the person who gave it to you to obtain your results. The MBTI is a psychological instrument and the report is confidential. The Myers & Briggs Foundation does not have those records.


To learn how to become a certified administrator of the MBTI instrument, go to Using Type as a Professional.

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