Learn about the Myers Briggs Type Instrument – MBTI Personality Test
The MBTI Personality Test profiling instrument is one of the most widely used psychological instruments for self-awareness in the world today. The MBTI personality test was developed by Katharine C Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It was based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist, C G Jung. Yung was a contemporary of Maslow and Freud. Yung’s theory was that the differences between people are not random – instead they form patterns. He claimed that personality patterns form as people use natural preferences. Jung called these patterns or preferences ‘Psychological Types’
Psychological type theory describes four pairs of preferences for:
- How you are energised (Extraversion or Introversion)
- How you take in information (Sensing or Intuition)
- How you make decisions (Thinking or Feeling)
- How you go about your daily life (Judging and Perceiving)
The combinations of these eight preferences results in 16 psychological or personality types, each with a natural, created way of being – each with its own distinctive approach to life. These and other differences can cause teams in any organisation to not function as well as they might.