Take the MBTI® Instrument

When you take the official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, you know you are getting a scientifically validated and reliable assessment with over 70 years of research behind it. Professionals who are certified to administer the MBTI® assessment are committed to using it ethically, which includes protecting your confidentiality, showing you how to verify your personality type, giving one-to-one interactive feedback, and presenting all types as valuable.

Self-understanding, improved relationships, better communication, and an appreciation for personality differences are just some of the benefits gained from learning about personality type. You can learn to be more effective in your use of type through understanding and appreciating personality differences in constructive ways.

When you take the MBTI instrument or find a certified practitioner to work with, make sure that you are taking the real Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.

Options for taking the MBTI assessment:

  • Online: Take the MBTI online now at MBTIonline.com. The publisher of the MBTI instrument, The Myers-Briggs Company, has developed an automated process where participants verify their type preferences without the aid of a practitioner. Individuals who take the MBTI assessment in this way may want to have a follow-up discussion with an MBTI professional to ask questions and learn how they can apply type knowledge in everyday life.
  • Personal Feedback: You can take the MBTI instrument with personal feedback. This service begins with an online administration of the MBTI instrument, and includes a highly experienced, certified professional who assists with the interpretation of the results during a personalized one-hour consultation. Not available in Asia or Australia.
  • Find an MBTI Professional: Read our guide on evaluating and finding an MBTI Professional
  • For Children: Parents or legal guardians who would like their children (ages 7 through 18) to learn about personality type can do so at peoplestripes.org. Like the MBTI instrument, the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) is a self-report assessment developed to identify children's personality type preferences. Parents can have their children Take the MMTIC Assessment service with personal feedback conducted by a certified MMTIC professional which includes a one-hour consultation with dedicated time for both the child and the parents. Available only in the USA.

What to expect when you take the MBTI instrument:

  • You will take the assessment online. There are no right or wrong answers. The MBTI instrument is not a test. You select the answers that fit best for you.
  • Results are most often given in person or virtually through an interpretive feedback discussion with a certified MBTI practitioner. This feedback process allows for personal interpretation that enhances the understanding of MBTI results.
  • When using the MBTIonline service, offered by The Myers-Briggs Company, 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 instrument 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 instrument is a psychological assessment, and the report is confidential. To protect your privacy, Myers & Briggs Foundation does not retain those records.