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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools—because it works. Used by more than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies in 115 countries, and available in 29 languages, it has become the go-to framework for people development globally. With more than 70 years of science-based, research-based insight, the MBTI assessment is a robust tool for self-awareness and improvement. It provides positive language for understanding and valuing individual differences. With practical insight that’s easy to understand and implement, the MBTI assessment has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people around the world improve how they communicate, learn, and work. 

Powering productivity

The MBTI assessment can transform how people work together. Only 14 percent of executives believe that the traditional model of a hierarchical organization is effective. Forward-looking leaders are moving to a flexible, team-focused model.* MBTI insights enhance personal development, supporting team and leadership training, conflict management, career change, and transitions. Multinational companies value the common language the Myers-Briggs assessment provides for discussing interpersonal differences, making it the preferred choice for training and development programs around the world. 

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How the MBTI assessment works

MBTI Personality Preferences

Through a series of questions, the MBTI assessment helps you identify your natural preferences in four areas of personality:

  • How do you direct and receive energy—by focusing on the outside world, interacting with people and taking action, or by focusing on your inner world and reflecting on ideas, memories, and experiences?
  • How do you take in information—by focusing on what you perceive using your five senses or by seeing the big picture and looking for relationships and patterns? 
  • How do you decide and come to conclusions—by logically analyzing the situation or by considering what’s important to the people involved?
  • How do you approach the outside world—in a planned, orderly way or a more flexible, spontaneous way? 

Your natural preferences in these four areas sort you into one of 16 distinct MBTI personality types. Understanding these types gives you objective insight that you can use to enhance your professional and personal relationships, as well as your direction, focus, and choices. 

The Four Myers-Briggs Preference Pairs

Gets energy from the outer world of people and experiences. Focuses energy and attention outwards in action.
Gets energy from the inner world of reflections and thoughts. Focuses energy and attention inwards in reflection.
Opposite ways to direct and receive energy
Prefers real information coming from the five senses. Focuses on what is real.
Prefers information coming from associations. Focuses on possibilities and what might be.
Opposite ways to take in information
Steps out of situations to analize them dispassionately. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of objective logic.
Steps into situations to weigh human values and motives. Prefers to make decisions on the basis of values.
Opposite ways to decide and come to conclusions
Prefers to live life in a planned and organized manner. Enjoys coming to closure and making a decision.
Prefers to live life in a spontaneous and adaptable way. Enjoys keeping options open.
Opposite ways to approach the outside world

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