The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people – differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication.
The MBTI will help you to 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. Understanding MBTI type is self-affirming and enhances cooperation and productivity.
After more than 60 years of research and development, the current MBTI is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. The MBTI is used in:
- Career development and exploration
- Relationship counseling
- Academic counseling
- Organizational development
- Team building
- Problem solving
- Management and leadership training
- Diversity and multicultural training
More than seven million Indicators are administered annually. It has been translated into many languages including Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean, German, Danish, Swedish and Chinese.
This form of the MBTI is typically used in a team development setting and adds great value to understanding team dynamics.