Psychometric career assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs® are usually part of the career counseling process. When administered and interpreted correctly, by a trained practitioner, they are incredibly empowering and useful to the career development process.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment has helped millions of people worldwide gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others—and improve how they communicate, learn, and work. It provides a powerful framework for building better relationships, driving positive change, harnessing innovation, and achieving excellence. The MBTI assessment makes Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type both understandable highly practical by helping individuals identify their preferences in four areas: Extraversion/Introversion, Senseing/iNtuition, Thinking/Feeling, Judging/Perceiving (CPP, Inc.)
The purpose of taking the MBTI is to facilitate a discussion between the interpreter and the respondent, where the respondent can determine his/her best way of functioning (“Best Fit Type”), as well as provide insight and awareness into oneself and others. This insight enables deeper personal understanding and can help provide a foundation for better communication with others, and in various aspects of career management.
Although free, online tests may provide some insight into your personality, these “tests” and surveys are not statistically reliable or valid and consequently do not report your true MBTI® preferences.
Make sure you consult a certified MBTI practitioner for an accurate Type interpretation.