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, verify your MBTI type, and discuss your personality results one on one or in a group.
Take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument
Several options are available for those who want to take the MBTI instrument:
- The MBTI assessment can be administered either online or with paper and pencil, usually through a certified individual who has met specific professional requirements for interpreting the results of the instrument. For a list of certified practitioners in your area, go to the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network.
- The Center for Applications of Psychological Type, CAPT®, Inc., offers a program that begins with online administration of the MBTI instrument. A highly experienced, certified professional interprets the results and follows up with an hour-long personalized phone consultation. Take the MBTI here. CAPT is a not-for-profit organization cofounded in 1975 by Isabel Briggs Myers, developer of the MBTI instrument.
- If you would like to take the Myers-Briggs® assessment, you can do so online at mbtionline.com.
The publisher of the MBTI® instrument, CPP, Inc., has developed this website to enable participants to verify their type preferences as they are 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 can benefit greatly from having a follow-up discussion with an MBTI professional. This will help them gain a better understanding of their best-fit type and deeper insight into uses of their preferences.
- If you are looking to have the MBTI administered to a group or organization you can arrange with a professional to come in, give the MBTI assessment, and follow-up later with feedback to the group, and possibly individually with each member. An advising or counseling service at a local university or college may be able to suggest a person in private practice in the community who uses the MBTI tool. You can also find certified professionals in your geographic area through the referral lists at the MBTI® Master Practitioner Referral Network.
CPP, the MBTI publisher, has distributors worldwide. There is a lot of helpful information on the CPP website, including a list of Global Qualification Providers & Distributors and the languages in which the MBTI instrument is now available. If there are no product distributors listed for your country, CPP can still help you reach your organizational and developmental goals. Please contact them at or call +1 650-969-8901 and ask for the International Sales Division.
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.