The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. Versatile and dependable, the MBTI tool sets the stage for lifelong learning and development. The MBTI assessment is used to develop individuals, teams, and organizations to meet today’s challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership, and career management. Individuals and organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, use more than 2 million assessments worldwide each year. Form M of the instrument has 93 items and provides the basic MBTI four-letter type, while Form Q has 144 items and provides not only the four-letter type but also results for 20 facets of that type.
MBTI Instrument Highlights: A DiSC Comparison
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. Formally translated into 16 1anguages, it is a growing force in team building, leadership and individual development in organizations. Based on the breakthrough work of Carl Jung, the MBTI assessment provides a description of individuals’ preferences for two cognitive activities: taking in information and organizing and processing the information in order to make decisions.
People make use of their entire range of cognitive processes but tend to have a preference for using one over all the others. Understanding these preferences and the role they play in people’s behavior can help increase collaboration and improve relationships, productivity, and efficiency in a work environment.
The DiSC instrument was designed to be administered with the individual considering a specific situation when responding. The MBTI assessment is a more general instrument that provides a set of preferences and a model for understanding the behavior of self and others across a variety of situations. Compare between MBTI and DISC Instrument.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Assessment Step I - Form M
MBTI Step I - Form M The MBTI Step I personality assessment identifies an individual’s type (made up of four basic preferences), and provides a common language around how people interact with others and the world around them. This information helps people improve both their working and personal relationships in a productive and constructive way. The MBTI tool is a great resource for improving team performance, developing leaders, resolving conflict, guiding career exploration and coaching others.
User For: Employee Selection, Individual Development Administration
Time: 25 minutes
Scoring: prepaid (online)
MBTI ® Conflict Style Report (11 pages) – sample report
This 11-page, online report helps individuals understand how their MBTI ® type preferences influence their approach and response to conflict and it provides them with a framework for dealing with conflict situations more effectively. In addition to a detailed overview of an individual’s conflict style and key strengths, the report delivers the following practical information:
- A description of potential conflict triggers, blind spots and areas for further development.
- Insights into how others may view—and typically want to address—a conflict situation and includes tips for increasing sensitivity.
- Suggestions for how to effectively navigate conflicts when they arise and to foster better relationships moving forward.
MBTI ® Work Styles Report (14 pages) – sample report
Enhance two-way communication in your organization. The Work Styles Report is designed for two people, and it offers a great starting point to address conflicts. The report can help clients understand type differences and lead to a more positive work environment. The report provides steps for the two individuals to take to develop a more productive, satisfying and healthy working relationship.
Sections include communication style, information gathering, decision making, and project management. Each section explains preferred styles, potential areas of conflict and suggested action steps to resolve problem areas.
MBTI ® Stress Management Report (9 pages) – sample report
No matter the context—in work or in everyday life—individuals encounter stressors that can either undermine their performance or propel their success, depending on how they react to them. The MBTI ® Stress Management Report helps individuals recognize the circumstances or events that are likely to trigger stress reactions and provides information and tips on how to deal most effectively with the challenges they present. The 9-page report details the signs of stress for an individual's type, describes the impact of stress on personality characteristics, provides do’s and don’ts for handling stress and leveraging natural strengths, and suggests approaches for tapping others for support.
MBTI ® Profile, college edition (2 pages) – sample report
This report provides you with a summary of your student’s MBTI results; Use their results to tailor interpretation and feedback sessions to their needs and to guide their career direction. It provides reported type, explanations of the preferences, characteristics frequently associated with the type and an easy-to-read graph displaying the preference clarity index.
MBTI ® Interpretive report, college edition (6 pages) – sample report
This report includes all the data from the MBTI Profile, plus:
- A user-friendly overview of type preferences
- A brief discussion of personality type and type development
- An extensive description of your student’s four-letter type
MBTI ® Team Report (16 pages) – sample report
A revised version of the MBTI ® Team Report. The report has been updated with a striking four-color graphic design that makes the information more accessible and easier to understand. Develop a thriving and cooperative team with this powerful tool. This report provides a summary of the team’s personality type, team strengths and challenges, the individual's contributions to the team and challenges, and discussions on team and individual problem-solving, conflict-handling, and communication styles. It also looks at how the organization may influence the team and includes an action planning worksheet to improve team productivity.
*Comes in a set, 1 report per team member and requires MBTI type per team member.
MBTI ® Decision-Making Style Report (9 pages) – sample report
The MBTI ® Decision-Making Style Report uses type preferences as a framework for understanding an individual's decision-making style. This online report helps individuals become better decision makers by alerting them to their decision-making strengths, potential challenges, and areas for development. Additionally, it explains how type dynamics impact their style and offers key questions to consider during the decision-making process to facilitate more comprehensive decisions.
MBTI ® communication style report (9 pages) – sample report
The MBTI ® Communication Style Report uses type preferences as a framework for understanding an individual's natural communication style and that of others. The online report can help your clients or employees understand their communication strengths, offers practical tips for communicating with others and suggests steps for development.
MBTI ® Profile (2 pages) – sample report
The Profile furnishes a summary of your client's MBTI assessment results, allowing you to tailor interpretation and feedback sessions to his or her needs. The report provides the client's reported type, explanations of the preferences, a listing of characteristics frequently associated with the client's type, and an easy-to-read graph displaying your client's preference clarity index.
MBTI ® Interpretive Report (6 pages) – sample report
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® Interpretive Report describes the client's type preferences and interprets the basic Profile. This report includes refined descriptions of the 16 types. It also explains the strengths and needs common to individuals of your client's type, offers suggestions for verifying type, and provides a detailed report of your client's results.
MBTI ® Interpretive Report for Organizations (11 pages) – sample report
Identifies your employee's strengths, clarifies his or her leadership style, explores a preferred work environment, and highlights areas for further development. This report is a helpful tool for organization development, management development, and team building. It includes: updated type descriptions, problem-solving style, learning style, your client's type under stress.
MBTI ® Career Report (9 pages) – sample report
Find the best occupational match for your clients with this easy-to-read graphic report. This report shows your clients how their type affects their career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for their type. It also explores preferred work tasks and work environments-as well as most popular and least popular occupations-for a client's type, and offers strategies for improving job satisfaction.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Assessment Step II - Form Q
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI ®) Step II delivers a more richly textured picture of type and behaviors. Your clients will appreciate the detailed and personalized information on communication, decision-making, dealing with change and conflict. MBTI Step II products are designed to provide an extension of type assessment by describing differences within the same personality type.
In the MBTI Step II instrument each of the four dichotomies are composed of five facets. These 20 facets explain the uniqueness of the individual in greater detail, and serve to identify the differences that are experienced between two persons of a given type. Step II brings to light the subtle nuances of personality type found in us all. It helps to target areas of personal strength and challenges that are clear and specific, which results in a more productive type experience.
Use For: Career Directions, Individual Development, Leadership Development, Team Building Administration
Time: 30 minutes
Scoring: prepaid (online)
MBTI ® Profile (4 pages) – sample report
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® Profile presents your client's results graphically in just four pages, making it a good choice when interpretation time is limited. The client's Step I four-letter type is displayed first on this Profile. Next, his or her results on the 20 Step II facets are graphed. Brief descriptions on the graphs help the client understand the meaning of his or her Step II facet results.
MBTI ® Interpretive Report (17 pages) – sample report
Offers Step I results and describes in detail the client's four-letter personality type. Next, his or her Step II facet results are displayed graphically. Personalized text explains the client's result on each of the 20 facets. Step II results are then applied to four important components of executive development: communication, change management, decision making, and conflict management. The report describes your client's style in these four areas and suggests ways of using that style more effectively.