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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the most widely used personality inventories in business and education. It was developed by the daughter-mother team, Isabel Briggs-Myers and Kathryn Briggs based on the theory originally developed by Carl Jung.

The MBTI is designed to help students and alumni with their career exploration, decision-making, or development. Isabel Briggs-Myers was motivated to help others find work that was congruent with their personal preference.

MBTI Determines Preferences on Four Dichotomies

Where you receive your energy

Extraversion (E)

Describes where people prefer to focus their attention and receive their energy from the outer world people and activity.

Introversion (I)

Describes people who prefer to focus their energy from their inner world of ideas and experiences.

How you take in information

Sensing (S)

Describes how people prefer to take information focused on what is real and actual.

Intuition (N)

Describes how people prefer to take information through patterns and meanings in data.

How you make decisions

Thinking (T)

Describes how people prefer to make decisions based on logical analysis.

Feeling (F)

Describes how people prefer to make decisions guided by concern for their impact on others.

How you deal with the outer world

Judging (J)

Describes how people prefer to deal with the outer world in a planned orderly way.

Perceiving (P)

Describes how people prefer to deal with the outer world in a flexible and spontaneous way.

Personality Types

These eight preferences result in 16 different and distinct personality types. To learn more about each type click on the linked information available in PDF format in the table below.

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ

To take the MBTI, please contact the Center for Career Development at 704-894-2132 to set-up an appointment to meet with a staff member.