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What is the Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorŪ (MBTIŪ) assessment tool?





The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI
®) instrument is one of the most widely-used personality assessments in the world with over 2 million people taking it every year. The MBTI® assessment tool is used for purposes such as personal development, career counselling, team building, management training and relationship counselling. It is often used in conjunction with other assessments such as the DISC profile, the Strong Interest Inventory and the Career Interests Profiler.


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument identifies your personality preferences based on the following scales:

Extraversion – Energised by the outside world of people, activity and things.
Introversion – Energised by the inner world of thoughts, feelings and reflections.

Sensing – Tend to focus on information gathered through the five senses.
Intuiting – Tend to look for patterns, meanings and possibilities in the information they receive.

Thinking – Tend to make decisions based on objective facts and principles.
Feeling – Tend to make decisions based on personal values and feelings.

Judging – Tend to prefer a more planned and structured lifestyle.
Perceiving – Tend to prefer a more flexible and spontaneous lifestyle.


The MBTI assessment tool is often used in career counselling to help people identify the type of work and the work environment that best suits their personality. For example, a person with a preference for Extraversion may prefer a busy environment with lots of people contact, while a person with a preference for Introversion may prefer a quiet environment where they can work behind the scenes and have time to themselves.

Many companies use the MBTI instrument to learn more about their employees and their work preferences. For example, a person with a preference for Sensing may enjoy a position that involves dealing with facts and details, while a person with a preference for Intuition may enjoy a position that allows them to be creative and develop new ideas.

Often companies use the MBTI instrument for team building purposes. This allows them to determine the personality mix in their team and focus on each person’s strengths. It also helps employees understand their colleagues' personality types better as well as improve employee communication and relationships.

 

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, and MBTI are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MBTI Trust, Inc., in the United States and other countries.