MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR® (MBTI®)
A positive framework for life-long people development
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools. It’s simple, yet powerful, and introduces a common language for referring to and discussing personality preferences that play an essential role in our everyday life.
The MBTI assessment and its process of self-discovery gives you a framework for understanding yourself and appreciating differences in others. Understanding yourself and others provides a unique perspective and opens up possibilities—in your job, your relationships and your life.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment was designed to help you better understand what makes you tick, how you relate to others and how you can benefit from this knowledge in everyday life.
MBTI Personality Preferences
Through a series of questions, the MBTI assessment helps you identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality:
- — How do you direct and receive energy—by focusing on the outside world, interacting with people and taking action, or by focusing on your inner world and reflecting on ideas, memories, and experiences?
- — How do you take in information—by focusing on what you perceive using your five senses or by seeing the big picture and looking for relationships and patterns?
- — How do you decide and come to conclusions—by logically analyzing the situation or by considering what’s important to the people involved?
- — How do you approach the outside world—in a planned, orderly way or a more flexible, spontaneous way?
Your natural preferences in these four areas sort you into one of 16 distinct MBTI personality types.
Understanding these types gives you objective insight that you can use to enhance your professional and personal relationships, as well as your direction, focus, and choices.