The Myers & Briggs Foundation

"It is up to each person to recognize his or her true preferences."
Isabel Briggs Myers
Different From Other Instruments
  • 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)

My MBTI Personality Type
MBTI® Basics
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Hiring an MBTI® consultant
My MBTI® Results
Understanding MBTI® Type Dynamics
Type in Everyday Life
MBTI® Type at Work
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Type Use in the Professions
Type and Learning
Psychological Type and Relationships
Type in Personal Growth
Using Type as a Professional
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Trusting MBTI® Information on the Web
Misconceptions about the MBTI® Assessment
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