Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

A picture of a sample Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which Head4Success College & Career Counceling uses for counseling and coaching.

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the world’s most trusted and widely used personality assessment tool. It was first created in 1942 and has proven to be one of the most reliable solutions for identifying personality type. It will identify you among 16 psychological types, providing insight into how you interact with the world and make decisions.

Taking the MBTI inventory assessment and receiving personalized feedback will help you identify your unique gifts. The information enhances your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas for growth.

In developing their assessment, Briggs and Myers sought to sort personality preferences using the three dichotomies explicitly described in Jung’s writing, along with a fourth dichotomy made explicit by Briggs and Myers. These four dichotomies are:

Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I): differentiating people who direct their energy primarily outward toward other people and events from people who direct their energy primarily inward toward their inner environment, thoughts, and experiences.

Sensing (S) and Intuition (N): differentiating people who take in information primarily through the five senses and immediate experience from people who take in information primarily through hunches and impressions and are more interested in future possibilities.

Thinking (T) and Feeling (F): differentiating people who make decisions primarily based on logic and objectivity from people who make decisions primarily based on personal values and the effects their decisions will have on others.

Judging (J) and Perceiving (P): differentiating people who prefer structure, plans, and achieving closure quickly from those who prefer flexibility, spontaneity, and keeping their options open.

When you’re ready to move forward, the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory assessment is the place where we’ll start.