Myers-Briggs more than assessment tool

Can also help with employee engagement, mentorship, stress management
By Sean Townsend
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2011

When Katharine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Myers, developed the first version of their personality indicator in 1942, their goal was to translate Carl Jung’s complex but compelling theory of personality types into something people could easily understand and apply to their everyday lives.

To say they succeeded would be an understatement. The tool they pioneered, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), is now the best-known and most widely used personality assessment tool in the world. Although it has been revised, refined and evaluated in hundreds of studies over nearly seven decades, it has remained true to its creators’ original intention.