does M B T I stand for?
These letters represent
the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument. It is the
most widely used self-reporting personality type
indicator. Only a qualified practitioner can administer the official Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument.
should I pay to take the
Briggs Type Indicator®
This is by far the most commonly asked question we
receive. There are indeed hundreds of free
"personality tests" available on the Internet but there is only one
genuine Myers Briggs Type Indicator® personality type assessment.
If you find a website offering the MBTI® at no (or minimal) cost, it is most likely that you
would be looking at an assessment with unknown
reliability and validity or else the website is offering
the MBTI® illegally.
MBTI® practitioners must be certified to purchase and
administer the MBTI® Instrument.
As mentioned above and despite what you may see
on the Internet, there is no such thing as a free MBTI® assessment
- the licensing agreements with the
developers and owners of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument require
all qualified practitioners to pay a per assessment fee,
which is typically passed on to the client.
addition, there is an ethical and professional
obligation to provide those taking the assessment with a
personalized interpretation session, which this fee also
covers. While it is always interesting to learn which of
the 16 personality types most appropriately describes
you, the greatest benefit of completing the MBTI® assessment is realized
via the post-assessment interpretation and coaching
session (via telephone), where your
Consultant will guide you in understanding how to best
integrate your personality type into everyday life.
In the world of personality typing and assessment, it is
very much a case of "buyer beware" and getting what you
pay for! We are very confident that you will be
impressed by the quality of our service and consultation
and we have yet to have a client who feels they did not receive
exceptional value from us!
Myers Briggs Type Indicator® tell me about myself that I do not already
The MBTI® provides a
self-portrait of your personality preferences that are
characteristic of categorized types. Your personality
type does not change over time, but each preference
helps you learn and grow in different ways as you move
through your life. Type development is a life-long
process and understanding your type can help you to
overcome challenges and leverage key opportunities at
various stages of life. You will also recognize that
others may view you differently than you see yourself,
which greatly enhances your capacity to work and
communicate effectively with others.
Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument reliable? Has it been statistically
You will probably be
amazed at how directly the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® describes you.
Statistics indicate thaat over 80% of the people taking
the MBTI® found the report accurately depicts
all four of their
preferences. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator® has been determined to be about 85% reliable with a
relatively high degree of validity. Approximately 1 in
1,000 persons will change their preferences on all four
scales. When change does occur, it happens on the scales
where the original preference score was slight.
will know the results of my assessment?
remain confidential and we reveal your results only to
you at your specified email address. It is up to you to
decide with whom you want to share the information.
Briggs Type Indicator® stereotype people?
No, the core concept
behind the MBTI® is the value of all types. The benefit
of personality typing is that everyone can see the
different perspectives offered by each unique
personality type. The instrument provides individuals
with guidelines regarding how they perceive the world,
make decisions based on that data, and how they prefer
to lead their lives. MBTI® enables individuals to
appreciate how their preferences may affect
self-concept and relations with others.
does an online assessment work?
After we have received
and evaluated the results of your completed online
assessment. We will provide you with instructions for scheduling a
time for your one-to-one telephone interpretation and
coaching session (English only). You will receive your assessment report
along with a written explanation of your individualized
results via email.