Ethical Feedback
The Myers & Briggs Foundation

"When people differ, a knowledge of type lessens friction and eases strain. In addition it reveals the value of differences. No one has to be good at everything."
Isabel Briggs Myers
  1. Give results directly to the respondent as part of an interactive discussion with a certified administrator. Results should never be given (handed, mailed, emailed) to an individual where interactive feedback has not occurred. Feedback through MBTI® Complete meets the requirement of interactive feedback and individuals who take the MBTI® instrument in this modality often find they can additionally benefit from a subsequent in-depth discussion of their type with an MBTI professional.

  2. Present type results as a working hypothesis, a starting point for further exploration.

  3. Make it clear that the respondent is the expert; the only person who can verify which type fits best.

  4. Allow respondents to self-assess their preferences based on the introduction to type, prior to giving results of the Indicator.

  5. Do not become defensive if the respondent disagrees with the report results. Help the respondent explore his or her hesitations and identify a comfortable best-fit type.

  6. Provide descriptions of all sixteen types to help determine best-fit type. Recommend additional materials for further study.

  7. Do not counsel a person toward or away from a particular career, relationship, or activity based solely upon type information; type does not explain everything.

  8. Make it clear that the preference clarity indexes in the results do not imply excellence, competence, or maturity. They reflect only consistency in choosing one preference over another.

  9. Make sure the respondent sees the feedback session as the beginning of the process. Knowing one's type is not a one-time understanding, but a guide to ongoing growth and development toward an individual's potential.
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