Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
"Whatever the circumstances of your life, the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart's desire." -Isabel Briggs Myers
A PERSONALITY TYPE PREFERENCES ASSESSMENT
The authors of the MBTI were the mother/daughter team of Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. They both shared similar views and had much respect for groundbreaking Swiss psychiatrist, C. G. Jung. Isabel Briggs Myers courageously carried on the work her mother had begun, until her passing in 1980.
The MBTI instrument enables one who takes it to understand more clearly and completely one’s personality preferences as theorized by C. G. Jung. Jung’s personality theory revolved around the belief that behavior is orderly and consistent, due in much part to the varied ways in which individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
The theory of psychological type prescribes that people with varied type preferences have different interests, views, approaches towards others, behaviors and motivations. Observation and awareness of these variances between types can help people understand and value themselves and others who think and behave quite differently.
An understanding of psychological type can be immensely beneficial in the workplace, within families, groups of people of all kinds, and to the individual seeking self knowledge, discovery and development.
Administration and Interpretation
The MBTI can be taken easily online and takes approximately 30-45 minutes. It is best to work with a Master MBTI Practitioner, certified to administer and interpret the results of the assessment. A 60-90 minute meeting with the practitioner is recommended for best results.
Workshops for a group or team are quite productive and valuable.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®and MBTI® are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust.