What is the MBTI, Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The MBTI – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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 miscommunication.

Over 2,000,000 people per year take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

How can KnowYourtype.com assist with the MBTI?

KnowYourType is a leading provider of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Over the last 14 years we have tested tens of thousands of clients around the globe. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, or a small business, 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.

Myers Briggs (MBTI) for Personal Development

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a leading self development tool. Millions of people have used the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for clarification on who they are. The first step in self development is finding out who you are and what makes you tick. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator will breakdown your personality traits and show them in a readable format.

We use the Myers Briggs Individual Report and Myers Briggs Step II Report for this purpose.

Myers Briggs (MBTI) Team Testing

Our primary focus is on Organizational testing, Team formation/building, and New Hire testing.

We use the Myers Briggs Team Report package for Team Building and the Myers Briggs Career Report for New Hire Testing.