The MBTI was developed by an American mother and daughter team, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers. They based the Indicator on the work of Carl G. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, who studied people’s behavior for many years and developed the concept of “Type”. The MBTI provides a useful measure of personality by assessing the extent to which we use the eight style preferences identified.

MBTI functions as a tool that helps people in organizations to:

  • Understand themselves and their behavior
  • Appreciate others to make constructive and synergistic use of individual differences
  • See that approaching problems in different ways can be healthy and productive


Specifically, organizations use the MBTI for:

  • Communicating more effectively
  • Making the most of an organization’s human resources
  • Assisting in career choice and professional development
  • Improving teamwork
  • Conflict resolution
  • Understanding and adapting to differences in management style



  • Builds tolerance of diversity through awareness of style differences
  • Affirming of all preferences and recognizing the value of diversity
  • Examines preferences, not necessarily behaviour
  • Not a measurement of trait

Psychometrics MBTI Certified
The MBTI is a powerful instrument to better understand in-born type preferences and build tolerance for diversity. David and Grant are MBTI Certified practitioners with over 20 years of combined experience with this instrument.