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Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

The MBTI® is a self-report questionnaire designed to make recognised psychological personality types understandable in everyday life.  MBTI® instrument results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people – differences that can often be the sources of much misunderstanding and miscommunication. The variations in what you prefer, use and develop lead to fundamental differences between people. The resulting predictable patterns of behavior form Psychological Type. 

The MBTI® will help you identify your strengths and unique gifts. You can use the information to better understand yourself, your motivations, your strengths and potential areas for growth. It will also help you to better understand and appreciate those who differ from you. Enhanced understanding is self-affirming and facilitates co-operation and productivity.

After more than 50 years of research and development, the current MBTI® instrument is the most widely used assessment for understanding personality differences. More than 2 million assessments are administered to people across the globe each year. 

Some examples of possible applications of MBTI® include:


  • Develop different teaching methods to meet needs of different types
  • Understand learning motivations to help students gain control over their own learning
  • Analyse curricula, methods, media and materials in the light of the needs of different types
  • Provide extra curricula activities to meet the needs of different types
  • To help teachers, administrators and parents work together more constructively


  • Help individuals find direction for their lives by understanding the strengths and gifts of their preferences
  • Help individuals cope with problems by developing powers of perception and judgment
  • Help couples and families learn the value of both their differences and similarities
  • Help parents accept children as they are
  • Help children follow their different roads to excellence without external disparagement of internal guilt

Career Guidance

  • To guide individuals in their choice of school subjects, professions, occupations and work settings
  • To consider the opportunities a given career offers for use of the preferred modes of perception and judgment and the demands that the same career makes for use of the leas-liked and least-developed modes of perception and government

Teamwork and Cooperation

  • To help group members recognise, appreciate and make use of the strengths of each type in the group
  • To help group members grow in their development as each learns form the skills of the other
  • To conduct meetings so as to take advantage of the contributions of each type
  • To help those who work and live together to understand how previously irritating and obstructive differences can become a source of amusement, interest and strength


  • To learn the approaches that are most likely to earn the cooperation and agreement of each type
  • To increase understanding by “talking the language” of the different types in the group
  • To create a climate where differences are seen as interesting and valuable, rather than problematic

Contact us to undertake the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and / or a hands-on,  individually tailored workshop for your workplace team.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the MBTI® are registered trade marks of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the USA and other countries.