Understanding Personality: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

By Elif Çalışkan

We had already referred to the importance of understanding the structure of the organization, workplace situation, and personality traits to predict the actions of individuals in our previous article. This time we will explain the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It is one of the widest personality preference instruments. Firstly, it described by psychiatrist Carl Jung. Then, Jung’s theory on personality developed and extended by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cooks Briggs. In fact, the MBTI is a personality typology using four pairs of contrasting traits to combine 16 different personality patterns (Fretwell et al., 2013). Let’s examine the indicator closer!

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