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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Personality Inventory

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung's theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI results describe valuable difference between normal, healthy people-difference that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication. The complete form is 114 questions and informational input on a special form. It is has copyright protection and the user has to pay a couple of dollars to complete the assessment. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete

The MBTI will help you identify your strengths and unique gifts. You can use the information to better understand yourself, your motivations, your strengths, and potential areas for growth. It will also help you to better understand and appreciate those who differ from you. Understanding MBTI type is self-affirming and enhances cooperation and productivity.

The following questionnaire is an abbreviated 20 question MBTI developed by Steven Blume. There are several short versions created by other scholars who have demonstrated their abbreviated form produces the same result as the lengthy MBTI. This form is just one that is in use.

For each question Rate choices A and B with the following scales:

0 = You Prefer Least

1 = You have a little preference, more than 0

Middle Range 2-3 = Your preference is nearly the same (one is slightly preferred over the other)

4 = You have strong preference, but less than a 5

5 = You Prefer Most

However: Question A and Question B may NOT Total more than 5!

For example: if choice A is 4, then choice B must be 1!

I Prefer:

1a making decisions after finding out what others think 1b making decisions without consulting others
2a being called imaginative or intuitive 2b being called factual and accurate
3a making decisions about people in organizations based on available data and systematic analysis of situations 3b making decisions about people in organizations based on empathy, feelings, and understanding of their needs and values
4a allowing commitments to occur by others who want to make them 4b pushing for definite commitments to ensure that they are made
5a quit, thoughtful time alone 5b active, energetic time with people
6a using methods I know well that are effective to get the job done 6b trying to think of new methods of doing tasks when confronted with them
7a drawing conclusions based on unemotional logic and careful step-by-step analysis 7b drawing conclusions based on what I feel and believe about life and people from past experiences
8a avoiding making deadlines 8b setting a schedule and sticking to it
9a inner thoughts and feelings others cannot see 9b activities and occurrences in which others join
10a the abstract or theoretical 10b the concrete or real
11a helping others explore their feelings 11b helping others make logical decisions
12a communicating little of my inner thinking and feelings 12b communicating freely my inner thinking and feelings
13a planning ahead based on projections 13b planning as necessities arise, just before carrying out the plans
14a meeting new people 14b being alone or with one person I know well
15a ideas 15b facts
16a convictions 16b verifiable conclusions
17a keeping appointments and notes about commitments in notebooks or in appointment books as much as possible 17b using appointment books and notebooks as minimally as possible (although I may use them)
18a carrying out carefully laid, detailed plans with precision 18b designing plans and structures without necessarily carrying them out
19a being free to do things on the spur 19b knowing well in advance what I am expected to do
20a experiencing emotional situations, discussions, movies 20b using my ability to analyze situations


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