What is the MBTI personality test?

What is the MBTI personality test?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs, is a well-known and widely used personality inventory based on the psychological theories of Carl Gustav Jung. It is often used as a tool for discovering and understanding different normal human personalities and can be utilized in a variety of applications such as academic counselling, career development, conflict resolution, leadership training and relationship counselling, just to cite a few. However, it should be noted that MBTI is not a test as there are no right or wrong answers and it does not reveal everything about oneself. Based on Jung’s psychoanalytical theories, Myers deduced that there were four dichotomies which made people differ from one another and referred to them as ‘type preferences’. The four dichotomies and various type preferences are presented below:

MBTI types

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