The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Cook Briggs, based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type. It is focused on the idea that we each have preferred ways of doing things. For example, we are either right-handed or left-handed. This does not mean that you cannot write with your left hand if you are right-handed, but it indicates that you PREFER to write with your right hand.
The MBTI assesses your personality on four dichotomous scales:
- Introvert/Extrovert (I / E)
- Sensing/Intuition (S / N)
- Thinking/Feeling (T / F)
- Judging/Perceiving (J / P)
After you take the MBTI you will have a follow-up interpretive session to help you understand the scales and your results.
The MBTI can help you:
- Understand your innate preferences, and the preferences of others. It can help you become a better communicator, a more effective leader, and help you improve your relationship, both on a professional and personal level.
- Identify personality characteristics that can be useful in understanding your own work habits, decision-making and communication styles, and preferred work environments. This is invaluable information in helping you choose a career path.
The MBTI is an instrument that sorts for preferences and does NOT measure skills or aptitudes. There are no right or wrong answers and no type is better than another. You are unique and bring with you your own strengths and gifts. It also affords you the unique perspective of seeing what areas you may need to develop.
If you would like take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, please contact our office at 731.881.7744 or come by 210 Clement Hall to schedule an appointment. A follow-up interpretive session will be scheduled as well.