Myers Briggs Tests
About Myers Briggs
The Myers Briggs Questionnaire is a personality assessment that is based on the understanding of 16 personality types. It was created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isobel Briggs Myers, and is based on Carl Jung’s theory of using four principle psychological functions; sensation, intuition, feeling and thinking. The idea being that one of these is dominant for a person most of the time.
The 16 personality types are created using four psychological preferences, which we have outlined below:
1) Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
‘E’ is an individual who draws their energy from others whereas ‘I’ is an individual who prefers alone time and will need this in order to refuel their energy levels.
2) Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
‘S’ is an individual who is more likely to trust information that is concrete or tangible. ‘N’ is an individual who is more likely to trust information that can be linked to future possibilities.
3) Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
‘T’ is an individual who is more likely to make decisions based on data received. ‘F’ is an individual who is more likely to make decisions based on what seems reasonable, logical and consistent.
4) Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
‘J’ is an individual who lives by order and plans. ‘P’ is an individual who prefers spontaneity and flexibility.
At the end of your assessment, you will be provided with four letters, for example ENFJ or ISTP, along with a detailed description as to the type of personality strengths and weaknesses.
This exercise is popular amongst a number of companies, as a way of team building, motivating employees, assembling teams and improving communication.