Developed more than 50 years ago by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact.
The MBTI assessment is used to develop individuals, teams, and organizations to meet today’s challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership, and career management. The assessment helps people determine their preferences on four scales:
- Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I) - Where you focus your attention
- Sensing (S) or Intuition (N) - How you take in information
- Thinking (T) or Feeling (F) - The way you make decisions
- Judging (J) or Perceiving (P) - How you deal with the world