The MBTI Personality Test is the world’s most famous personality test. Here is a good free version in different languages:
- MBTI JTI Test in English
- MBTI JTI Test in Japanese
- MBTI JTI Test in Italian
- MBTI JTI Test in German
- MBTI JTI Test in Russian
- MBTI JTI Test in Swedish
- MBTI JTI Test in Danish
How the MBTI Test Works: Everyone has a four-letter type code where they are either:
1: Introverted (I) or Extroverted (E)
People who prefer extroversion use their energy by being alone and get energy by being with people. The opposite applies for introverts who get energy by being alone. Extraverts are action oriented, while introverts are thought oriented. Extraverts seek breadth of knowledge and influence, while introverts prefer depth of knowledge and influence.
2: Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N)
Sensing and intuition tells us about how we gather information. This dimension describes how new knowledge and information is perceived. People who prefer sensing (S) rely more on information and data that can be sensed by the five senses. They like data and facts. People who prefer intuition (N) rely more on what is abstract and theoretical, and they are focused on future opportunities.
3: Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
Thought and feeling is about how people make a decision. Those who prefer thinking (T) make decisions based on what seems reasonable or logical. This is in contrast to those who make decisions based on feeling (F) – these people use empathy and harmony or considering people’s needs relative to the situation.
4: Perceiving (P) or Judging (J)
People with a preference for J appreciate plans with tight deadlines and they do not like surprises in the schedule. They expect that other people carry out tasks on time and are focused on results and objectives. In contrast, people with P-preference do not appreciate discussing plans, and it is often difficult to get them to agree to tight schedules. They are more concerned with the value of the process than the results and objectives.
More about the MBTI Test
The MBTI test is particularly useful in team building and staff development as test subjects’ profiles are mapped. In the context of teamwork, team members’ types can be inserted in a team compass so that an overview of how the team perceives the world and makes decisions can be articulated. Increased knowledge about one’s colleagues’ diversity can often prevent conflicts.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test that has helped millions of people worldwide gain more insight and understanding of both their own and other people’s behavior. The MBTI test can be a useful tool in various developmental processes, both in relation to individual development as staff development and leadership development, but also in terms of group development. The MBTI test gives an understanding of why we as people respond differently in everyday work situations and under pressure.
Both Jung’s original theory as well as MBTI and JTI and CelebrityTypes is based on observations of the dichotomy, i.e. a contradiction between extraversion and introversion, sensing and intuition, thinking and feeling, judging and perception.
The theory has given rise to some misconceptions, such as thinking types do not have feelings, and feeling types cannot think. This is as wrong as it can be! Everyone has everything, and everyone is okay!