The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment that follows a psychological assessment method proposed in 1962 by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katherine Cook Briggs.
Their model is based on forty years of study and research. This mother and daughter relied on the publication Psychological Types (1921) by the father of analytical psychology Carl Jung, who had identified four psychic functions that everyone possesses to different degrees: thinking, intuition, feeling, and sensation.
The assessment determines the preferences of each individual, according to 4 axes:
- Where I draw my energy: between Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I)
- How I gather information: between Sensing (S) and Intuition (N)
- How I make decisions: between Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
- My mode of action: between Judgement (J) and Perception (P)
This gives us 16 possible letter combinations and therefore 16 major personality types. The given answers make it possible to create a typical profile of the person taking the test.
To go further, you can :
- read the article on the subject on our Agile Campus
- make the MBTI on the 16personalities website