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Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator

The Myers Briggs model of personality is based on 4 preferences.

  1. Where is your primary source of energy?
  2. How do you prefer to take in information?
  3. How do you prefer to make decisions?
  4. How do you prefer to organise your life?

There are two questionnaires that can help you find out your Myers Briggs type:

  1. the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (published by the Consulting Psychologists Press, and completed under the guidance of a suitably qualified administrator)
  2. the Kiersey Temperament sorter (which can be found in the book 'Please Understand Me')

From: http://www.cis.ufl.edu/~dts/resources/MBType.html

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a tool designed to help people identify and understand the way they prefer to regard and interact with the world.

Here are a couple links to Type and Temperment information on the web:

Some other links you may find useful or interesting include:

From: http://www.personalitypathways.com/index.html

Are you interested learning more about the various applications of Myers-Briggs concepts and the MBTI to personal development, leadership, teamwork, and business management? If so, we can help you get started.

Clicking on the buttons to the left will take you to other pages of interesting information and connections. While in any other page, clicking on the PersonalityPathways globe will always bring you back here - to this page.

From: http://www.personalitypathways.com/typeinv.html

Over the fifty eight years since its inception in 1943, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has evolved and been perfected through continual research and development of ever more accurate questions. The subtle enhancements to recently released "M" edition of the inventory was the product of a landmark normative study involving thousands of people and over two years of work by a team of experts in the field of psychometrics.

Since it is considered a breach of professional ethics to administer an MBTI without person-to-person follow-up verification by a qualified practitioner, none of the "type" inventories on the Web are the "real thing." Yet the Web is replete with "inventories" that purport to measure psychological type (like the David Kiersey type-temperament indicator)! Besides only being approximations of the real thing, I am aware of none that have met commonly accepted psychometric standards for reliability and validity. Those that come most close to meeting such standards are "research instruments" such as those authored by Steve Myers and Terrance Dunniho.


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