Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument has helped millions of individuals throughout the world gain awareness about themselves and how they interact with others. The MBTI® instrument enables personal and organizational transformation by giving people a powerful tool to improve how they communicate, learn and work.

In developing the MBTI® instrument, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, aimed to make Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type understandable and useful in people’s everyday lives.

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The MBTI® instrument is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. More than 2 million assessments are administered to individuals annually. It is used by 89 of the Fortune 100 companies. Organisations across the world have chosen it as the personality instrument of choice for their training and development programs because it provides a common language to appreciate interpersonal differences.

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The Four Myers-Briggs Preference Pairs

Gets energy from the outer world of people and experiences. Focuses energy and attention outwards in action.
Gets energy from the inner world of reflections and thoughts. Focuses energy and attention inwards in reflection.
Opposite ways to direct and receive energy
Prefers real information coming from the five senses. Focuses on what is real.
Prefers information coming from associations. Focuses on possibilities and what might be.
Opposite ways to take in information
Steps out of situations to analyse them dispassionately. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of objective logic.
Steps into situations to weigh human values and motives. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of values.
Opposite ways to decide and come to conclusions
Prefers to live life in a planned and organized manner. Enjoys coming to closure and making a decision.
Prefers to live life in a spontaneous and adaptable way. Enjoys keeping options open.
Opposite ways to approach the outside world

Why MBTI®?

Key Benefits

The MBTI® instrument reaches across the globe in more than 20 languages to help:

   Improve individual and team effectiveness and performance

   Nurture and retain high-performing talent

   Develop leadership at every level 

   Reduce workplace conflict

   Foster an atmosphere of collaboration and understanding


   Team Development

   Leadership Development

   Executive Coaching

   Organisational Change

   Talent Retention

   Conflict Management

   Change management


   Career Exploration

Certification in the MBTI® Instrument

You need to be trained and certified to access and use the MBTI® instrument. This ensures that the instrument is used for the purpose for which it was designed and that it is being administered and interpreted correctly.

The MBTI Certification Program qualifies you to administer the MBTI® instrument in a professional and ethical manner. Upon successful completion of the program, you will gain a certificate of qualification to purchase and use both the instrument and its reports.

To know more, download the program brochure, click here.

Validity & Reliability

The MBTI® instrument demonstrates some of the highest levels of consistency and reliability of any personality assessment product. Many years of rigorous testing and use of the most up-to-date psychometric tools, such as item response theory  (IRT) for both scoring and item selection, ensures that all MBTI® forms are of the highest quality and value.

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