What is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?

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Myers-Briggs type indicator refers to well-known psychological test designed to distinguish personality types by measuring people’s psychological preferences.

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Myers-Briggs type indicator definition (MBTI)

Myers-Briggs type indicator refers to well-known psychological test designed to distinguish personality types by measuring people’s psychological preferences. The personality is divided into four dichotomies, with 16 personality types possible.


How to measure MBTI

MBTI states that there are two main human functions: judging function (thinking –logical or feeling-empathetic) and perceiving function (sensing –concrete or intuition-abstract).

Both functions are expressed by an individual in either introversion or extroversion form. This introversion/extroversion distinction is key in MBTI results.


Benefits of MBTI

Companies use MBTI so they can see how to better support employees, if the new employees will fit into the existing team and whether people are suitable for leadership roles.


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