The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
MBTI is based on the work of Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist who studied personality archetypes, and founded analytical psychology. Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isobel Briggs Myers, expanded on Jung’s theory to identify a total of four pairs of opposing psychological elements. According to the theory, everyone has a preference for one of the characteristics within each pair, and we use that preferred approach most of the time.
The four psychological scales are as follows:
(E) Extroversion – (I) Introversion
(S) Sensing – (I) Intuition
(T) Thinking – (F) Feeling
(J) Judging – (P) Perceiving
Although one side of each scale is thought to be dominant for each of us, that doesn’t mean it’s the only way we can relate to the world. However, this is usually our preference and the style we use most naturally. So, if you’re a person who relies on feelings, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use objective data to make decisions. It simply means that you’ll probably use feelings to some degree.
If you are curious about your personality type, you can take the MBTI here.
You can also learn more about each of the 16 Personality Types here .