The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
Personality Typology for personal and organizational use
The diverse use of MBTI® is the result of 50 years of research and development, based on Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of personality. According to Jung, our behavior is due to our personality preferences. These preferences are determined by:
1. the source of our energy
2. how we perceive, collect information
3. how we make decisions,
4. how we relate to the outside world, how we organize our life.
Based on these preferences the typology describes 16 coordinate, well-distinguishable types. The borders of types are not solid, and according to Jung, knowing the system and one’s own type helps self development in certain ages.
The system of MBTI® helps understanding the functioning of healthy people, recognizing differences as values. It has no correlation with intelligence, character, gender, nor geographic station.
As CPP, the owner of MBT®I’s original version, does not permit to distribute the questionnaire for either commercial or research purposes, there is no authorized version of MBTI® questionnaire in Hungary. Thus, for the above mentioned purposes we recommend the use of GPOP questionnaire, which is authorized and the Hungarian version is available free of charge while it is in the process of validation.