The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
“Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.”
These tests are typically taken before an interview in a corporate setting where you are trying to portray a side of you that you think we will land you the job! That is where the problem is however, as I mentioned in my interview with DR. Sharon Livingston, I received a personality type that was not true. The test was accurately picking up what I wanted it to pick up. This is why I am including a version of this test which you can take from a the comfort of your home to give you a better idea of who you are. This might help you as you determine what your next steps are in this third chapter of your life.