Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Instrument is the most widely used assessment in the world for understanding normal personality differences. 

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MBTI Assessment

The MBTI is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung's theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI instrument results identify valuable differences between normal healthy people that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication.

 

MBTI Use and Application

The MBTI assessment has been used globally for many years in a wide variety of applications. The MBTI explains basic patterns in human functioning and so the MBTI Instrument is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

  • A measure of normal personality used to predict job performance based on the 5 factor model
  • Normed on over 500,000 working adults globally and validated against all major industries
  • Multiple language on-line test items and instant report output with 24hr availability
  • No invasive question items, no adverse impact, validated in over 100 organisations on working adults
  • 15- to 20-minute completion time
  • Validated on more than 200 occupations covering all major industries
  • No invasive or intrusive item
  • A modern tool specifically developed for business measuring core personality characteristics
  • A tool that can be applied tactically and strategically across an organisation for all levels
  • Flexible implementation across international boundaries with various report options
  • A trusted and reliable tool, known for scientific rigour
  • No adverse impact

Salt of the earth

ISFJ's appear serious, quiet, earn success by concentration & thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic & dependable. See to it that everything is well organised. Take responsibility. Make up their own minds about what should be accomplished & work towards it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions.

Behind the scenes leader

ISFJ's appear quiet, friendly, responsible & conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their obligations. Lend stability to any project or group. Thorough, painstaking, accurate. Their interests are usually not technical. Can be patient with necessary details. Loyal, considerate, perceptive, concerned with how other people feel.

Oracle for people

INFJ's succeed by perseverance, originality & desire to do whatever is needed or wanted. Put their best efforts into their work. Quietly forceful, conscientious, concerned for others. Respected for their firm principles. Likely to be honoured & followed for their clear visions as to how best to serve the common good.

Designer of the future

INTJ's have original minds & great drive for their own ideas & purposes. Have long-range visions & quickly find meaningful patterns in external events. In fields that appeal to them, they have a fine power to organise a job & carry it through. Sceptical, critical, independent, determined, have high standards of competence & performance.

Walking encyclopedia

ISTP's Cool onlookers – quiet, reserved, observing & analysing life with detached curiosity & unexpected flashes of original humour. Usually interested in cause & effect, how & why mechanical things work & in organising facts using logical principles. Excel at getting to the core of a practical problem & finding the solution.

Gentle spirit

ISFP's Retiring, quietly friendly, sensitive, kind, modest about their abilities. Shun disagreements, do not force their opinions or values on others. Usually do not care to lead but are often loyal followers. Often relaxed about getting things done because they enjoy the present moment & do not want to spoil it by undue haste or exertion.

Values crusader

INFP's Quiet observers, idealistic, loyal. Important that outer life be congruent with inner values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, often serve as catalysts to implement ideas. Adaptable, flexible & accepting unless a value is threatened. Want to understand people & ways of fulfilling human potential. Little concern for possessions or surroundings.

Blueprinter of ideas

INTP Quiet & reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or scientific pursuits. Like solving problems with logic & analysis. Interested mainly in ideas, with little liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply defined interests. Need careers where some strong interest can be used & useful.

Self-starter

ESTP's Good at on-the-spot problem solving. Like action, enjoy whatever comes along. Tend to like mechanical things & sports, with friends on the side. Adaptable, tolerant, pragmatic; focused on getting results. Dislike long explanations. Are best with real things that can be worked, handled, taken apart or put together.

Everyone's friend

ESFP's Outgoing, accepting, friendly, enjoy everything & make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Like action & making things happen. Know what’s going on & join in eagerly. Find remembering facts easier than mastering theories. Are best in situations that need sound common sense & practical ability with people.

Spark of energy

ENFP's Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious & imaginative. Able to do almost anything that interest them. Quick with a solution for any difficulty & ready to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance. Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they want.

Classic entrepreneur

ENTP's Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company, alert, outspoken. May argue for fun on either side of a question. Resourceful in solving new ideas & challenging problems by may neglect routine assignments. Apt to turn to one new interest after another. Skillful in finding logical reasons for whatever they want.

Take-charge leader

ESTJ's appear practical, realistic, matter-of-fact, with natural head for business or mechanics. Not interested in abstract theories; want learning to have direct & immediate application. Like to organise & run activities. Often make good administrators; are decisive, quickly move to implement decision; take care of routine details.

Servant leader

ESFJ's appear warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born co operators, active committee members. Need harmony & may be good at creating it. Always doing something nice for someone. Work best with encouragement & praise. Main interest is in things that directly & visibly affect people’s lives.

Values spokesperson

ENFJ's responsive & responsible. Feel real concern for what others think or want & try to handle things with due regard for others’ feelings. Can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with ease & tact. Sociable, popular, sympathetic. Responsive to praise & criticism. Like to help others & enable people to achieve their potential.

Grand-scale organiser

ENTJ's appear frank, decisive, leaders in activities. Develop & implement comprehensive systems designed to solve organisational problems. Good in anything that requires reasoning & intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are usually well informed & enjoy adding to their fund of knowledge.

 

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