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Everything You Need To Know About The Myers Briggs Test

08 April 2019
Zara Woodcock
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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test is another personality assessment published by CPP. The MBTI is designed to help people learn more about themselves and how they interact with others as well as improving how they learn, communicate, and work. The test will measure four key areas:

  • Directing and receiving energy
  • Taking in information
  • Making decisions
  • Approaching the outside world

These areas are then sorted into 16 personality types. Furthermore, not only will the results of these test help you build your personal brand, it will help you understand what job suits you.

What Are The Personality Types?

The 16 personality types are quashed into four letters. Each letter represents a psychological preference:

  1. Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I): ‘E’ is a person who tends to focus on and draw energy from people and activity ‘outside him or herself’. ‘I’ is a person who focuses on her or her own inner world of thought and reflection
  2. Sensing (S) or Intuition (N): ‘S’ is a person who tends to focus on information that is tangible. ‘N’ are people who tend to take in the big picture and the connections between facts.
  3. Thinking (T) and Feeling (F): ‘T’ types tend to make decisions through logical analysis. ‘F’ is a person who considers what is important to other people involved.
  4. Judging (J) or Perceiving (P): ‘J’ types are generally likely to live life in a planned, orderly way. ‘P’ types tend to be flexible and spontaneous.

What Is The MBTI Test Format?

It consists of 93 items written at a year 8 reading level. Each item on the assessment is comprised of two different sentences. You will need to choose which sentence best describes you. Each item will never have two sentences from different psychological preferences e.g. you can have two sentences for E and I, but never for E and N.

 

What Is The MBTI Test Used For?

The MBTI test is different for every company or agency. A company might use the assessment for things like team building, training, improving communication as well as motivating employees.

Our partner JobTestPrep prepares you for the MBTI with practise tests, revision guides, and score reports. A full report with explanations for each test item so you can see the personality score you are likely to get on the actual test.

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