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What is MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a term denoting one of the models of personality. It was created by American psychologist Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs.

MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a term denoting one of the models of personality. It was created by American psychologist Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs. The name was an acronym of the first letters.

The criteria for the model are based on the criteria of the Austrian psychologist Carl Gustav Jung published in his book “Psychological Types”. There are a total of four, each of them offers two options:

  • Perception of Surroundings

    • E, Extroversion - extroverts are intensely interested in their surroundings and contacts with other people, like to discuss with them and express their feelings
    • I, Introversion - introverts are oriented inward, intensely experience their feelings and think about their ideas, prefer solitude to company, in the company they prefer to listen
  • Information Retrieval

    • S, Sensing - sensory types prefer facts and the status quo (the present), prefer to use things before analysing their function
    • N, iNtuition - intuitive types prefer thinking, theorizing and fantasy, activities are carried out each time differently, they like to ask “why?”, and wonder how to make things better, focus on the future and visions
  • Information Processing

  • T, Thinking - these people prefer to work with numbers and data instead of with the feelings of other people who may seem to them stubborn and insensitive; good in problem solving, prefer logic, facts and figures
    • F, Feeling - these types prefer their feelings (better / worse), prefer ways of agreement, are empathetic and mindful of the feelings of other people and like to make them happy
  • Lifestyle

    • J, Judging - This group tends towards rapid decision making and subsequent tightening and finishing things to the end, plans activities to advance and almost always complete them
    • P, Perceiving - This group likes to keep all options open, their plans and activities gradually improve and change, final decisions are made under pressure of a deadline

The model has in total sixteen (16) options - sixteen personality types - each of them is specifically named after the role of sample representative:

Use of the MBTI model in practice: It is used in job analysis in human resources management in creating and staffing jobs. Differen various work tasks and activities to varying degrees contain different components of personality. Every type of person is suited for a different type of work. It is appropriate to include theMBTI test in an interview with the applicant to and to subsequently exclude the unsuitable type of personality for the required profession.

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Last update: 17.10.2015

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