The Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Following our discussion last day on psychometric tests and their reliability, today I would like to share with you some information on a test called the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, best known as MBTI. As you may recall from our last class, this test was based on the assumption that character is largely decided from birth. It was Jung who laid the foundation of this theory. He claimed that there are different psychological types that can be classified according to functions: two perceiving functions (sensation and intuition) and two judging functions (thinking and feeling) which are in turn modified by two attitudes types (extraversion and introversion).

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