Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

LDN International is proud to be an official Myers Briggs Provider

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) is an online self-assessment questionnaire based upon type theory originated by Carl Jung and developed by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. By identifying personal preferences on four dichotomies implicit in Jung's theories, the MBTI helps individuals increase their understanding of themselves and others. 

The MBTI enables individuals to identify their strengths, motivators and potential growth areas. We use the MBTI in conjunction with the comprehensive development reference You: Being More Effective in Your MBTI Type published by Lominger International.

It is important to note that the MBTI® instrument is not a measure of an individual's skills or abilities in any area. Rather it is a way to help individuals become aware of their particular style and to better understand and appreciate the constructive ways that people differ from one another. This is particularly useful for improving co-operation and collaboration among groups and teams. 

The original MBTI® talked about how people use eight parts of their personality but have preference in specific areas, just as you have a natural preference for using one hand rather than the other. No preference pole is better or more desirable than its opposite.

The MBTI® (Step II) provides additional depth and clarification within each of the MBTI® preference areas. This provides greater insights into how an individual may express and experience their type pattern. 

For example, an individual with an Extraversion preference may also be described as:

  • Initiating, expressive, gregarious, active, enthusiastic.

The MBTI® (Step II) also identifies how groups and subgroups can be more effective by understanding their own and others’ preferences and recognising the strengths associated with those respective preferences.

For more information please visit the Myers & Briggs Foundation website and Korn Ferry product store.