|Mary McCaulley - a pioneer
in the development of the
MBTI® and Terry Marselle
in Scottsdale, AZ in 2001.
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created the first MBTI® in
1943 as part of the war effort.
|Isabel Briggs Myers in
the later part of her life.
|The MBTI® is the most heavily researched as well as the most widely accepted personality
assessment in the world. To quote Newsweek, January 17, 2005, page 45, “Today 89 of the
companies in the Fortune 100, as well as thousands of others use Myers-Briggs in hiring and
promoting”. More than sixty-five years after its inception, the MBTI® has now been translated
into more than 32 languages and in English alone, approximately 3 million administrations of the
Indicator are given each year.
Among the most important points to be made regarding the MBTI® is that it is a very powerful,
yet non-threatening instrument. It does not look for dysfunctional behavior…past, present or
signs for the future. On the contrary, it automatically assumes mental health. Whew!
In addition, the MBTI® does not measure trait, ability, aptitude (potential) or measure anything
in linear form. What the MBTI® does do - is sort, or “cluster” for cognitive and behavioral
preferences. That is, it shows whether a person is:
If you are impressed with the above description of the MBTI® - Step I, you will be in a pleasant
state of disbelief when you see the MBTI® Step II Interpretative Report, a report that is
extremely specific to your personality.
Whereas Step I describes in detail one's four-letter personality type, Step II shows 5 sub-scales
for each of the four letter dichotomies. Examples of these sub-scales are as follows:
expressiveness is a sub-scale of extroversion, whereas reflectiveness is a sub-scale of
introversion, etc. In addition to having those sub-scales displayed graphically, your personalized
text explains your individual outcomes on each one of these 20 sub-scales. These results are
then applied to four important components of executive development: communication, change
management, decision making, and conflict management. The report describes your style in
these four areas and suggests ways of using that style more effectively.
This report integrates a summary which shows your results in brief; the average range of scores
of people in your same MBTI® type; and some sophisticated statistics (standard deviation,
etc.) on how you compared with 92,000 other MBTI® Step II takers.
click here for a far more detailed explanation of the MBTI® - Step ll
click here to view a sample MBTI® - Step ll
|short description of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® aka MBTI®
|MBTI® Step II
(for advanced use)