The Myers Briggs model was developed by Katharine Briggs in 1915. She was working on determining individual's personality types about the same time the Carl Jung was working on his theories. Both Katharine Briggs and her daughter, Isable Myers, studied Jung's work. After World War II, Myers felt that if everyone could get along, the world would be a much better place, and she felt that knowing each other's Myers-Briggs type would be one way to do this. The MBTI is based on four preferences:
For each of the four sections listed, read the descriptions below and select the column that best describes you. Record your preferences in the order listed.
|Extroversion (E)||Introversion (I)|
|Action before thought||Thought before action|
|Sensing (S)||Intuition (N)|
|Thinking (T)||Feeling (F)|
|Decides on standards||Decides using ethics|
|Long-term outlook||Immediate outlook|
|Judgment (J)||Perception (P)|
What is your personality type?
For an online assessment, take it at HumanMetrics. After you take the assessment online, you will be directed to a web page where you may read more about your personality type. To understand the Myers-Briggs personality types better, it is important to learn about those who are not like you.
There are many web sites that provide definitions of the 16 personality types. The Center for Applications of Psychological Type gives brief descriptions of each type on one web page. For more detailed information, Team Technology in the United Kingdom gives detailed information on each type. Information for each type on their web site includes What Makes the Type Tick, Contributions to the Team, Personal Growth, and Recognizing Stress. To see the information for each type, click on the type in the chart below:
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