The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument (MBTI) was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs. Their aim was to create a tool to indicate, validate, and put to practical use C.G. Jung’s work on psychological types. Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist whose book Psychological Types was an outgrowth of his efforts to understand individual differences among people.
They first encountered Jung’s ideas in 1923 and began two decades of “type watching.” Prompted by the waste of human potential in WWII, Myers began developing the Indicator to give everyone access to the benefits in better understanding psychological type and appreciating differences.
After more than 50 years of research and development, the current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. Because it explains basic patterns in human functioning, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:
- Self-understanding and developments
- Career development and exploration
- Organization development
- Team building
- Management and leadership training
- Problem solving
- Relationship counseling
- Education and curriculum development
- Academic counseling
- Diversity and multicultural training
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI Instrument results identify valuable differences between normal, healthy people, differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and mis-communication.
Over 2,000,000 people per year take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
How can we help you understand MBTI?
KnowYourType is a leading provider of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Over the last 15 years we have tested tens of thousands of clients around the globe. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, small business or private individual you will find our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator services to be quick, confidential and thorough. In most cases we can test and return individual reports in a matter of hours, and test large groups with a business day.
Our goal is to help you understand your unique four letter MBTI Type. You are investing in yourself and it is our job to help you realize more about yourself. The MBTI is more than simply four letters, those letters can unlock a period of self discovery with immeasurable results.
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