Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), is an instrument used to give an indication of one’s innate personality type, meaning that we are born with personality type in much the same way we are born with our finger prints. Personality type is our preference for:
Extroversion (E) vs. (I) Introversion
Sensing (S) vs. (N) Intuition
Thinking (T) vs. (F) Feeling
Judging (J) vs. (P) Perceiving
There are 16 different four-letter personality types. Even if our preference for any one of the above dichotomies is slight, we still tend to make decisions congruent with our our four-letter personality type.
Primary Use and Application of MBTI: The MBTI is primarily used to empower individuals with a system to better understand and accept themselves as well others around them. We are all different and bring unique gifts to ourselves, teams, and organizations. The MBTI allows us to accept ourselves and others for who we are and not have expectations of who we should be. The MBTI is also used to help one make career direction decisions based on statistical norms associated with career paths and MBTI type.
MBTI Ethics: The MBTI is never to be used in the employment process. All types are known to successfully perform all jobs. The MBTI is never to be used to stereotype others. All types are known to successfully work with each other. The MBTI must always be administered by a certified MBTI practitioner. One’s MBTI reported type must always be shared with an individual after they have self-selected their type. The individual determines their type, the MBTI reported type is only a hypothesis of one’s personality type. MBTI type has nothing to do with one’s IQ and everything to do with one’s EQ or Emotional Intelligence. One’s MBTI reported type can only be shared with others with the individual's permission.