The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the best-known and most trusted personality assessment tool available today. As many as 2 million assessments are administered annually to individuals across the world.

The Myers-Briggs® assessment has its roots in Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type.

Katharine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, developed Jung’s theory in the 1940s,sharing a vision “to enable individuals to grow through an understanding and appreciation of individual differences in healthy personality and to enhance harmony and productivity among diverse groups.”

It is scientifically tested for reliability and validity


What does MBTI Assess?

MBTI assesses  the following “preferences”

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


The Rules

  • There is no right or wrong
  • There is no best profile
  • You are the best judge of YOU ( but be honest)
  • All the profiles are positive
  • You can demonstrate all the types but you’ll have preference for some – like a preference for writing with your left / right hand)
  • You are not different at work to home ( you have a preference so choose that type)
  • You get more versatile as you get older ( but you don’t change your type)


So here’s the self- assessment