About MBTI

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test (MBTI) is the most common personality measure in the United States. It can be used for everything from a psychological evaluation to determine mental health barriers to choosing a new employee. The Myers-Briggs is a personality inventory test based in the teachings of world-renowned psychologist Carl Jung. According to Jung’s theory, there are very small nuances to behavior that underlie the way that people think, act, and perceive the world. The MBTI uses a series of questions to determine your tendencies in four unique areas of measurement. These include:

Favorite world: Do you favor the outer world or your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

Information: Do you prefer the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

Decisions: When making decisions, do you look first at logic and consistency or at people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

Structure: When encountering the outside world, do you prefer to have decisions made or stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

These four measures then determine your Personality Type, which is expressed as a code with four letters. There are 16 personality types that make up the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator “type table,” each with its very unique set of characteristics, preferences and strengths.