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"It is up to each person to recognize his or her true preferences."
Isabel Briggs Myers
Why You May Decide to Choose

Sometimes best-fit type is easily arrived at because it is the same or close to your MBTI® results. But when best-fit type is difficult to discover, it may be for one or more of the following reasons:

  • You may still be developing your preferences (this is especially true of young people).

  • You may have completed the MBTI questionnaire based on expectations or preferences of your parents, family, or friends.

  • You may have based your answers on what you feel is required by your work or current situation rather than what you actually prefer.

  • You may be worried that someone in authority will see the results and disagree with your preferences.

  • You may not be acting typically because of stress or a crisis.

  • You may be reacting to cultural pressure to have certain preferences (for example, planning ahead or being outgoing).

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