Learn About the MBTI® Assessment
"The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is to make the
theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung (1921/1971) understandable and useful in people's lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the way individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment."
Isabel Briggs Myers
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.
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.
The MBTI® instrument contains four separate indices. Each index reflects one of four basic preferences which direct the use of perception and judgment. The preferences affect not only what people attend to in any given situation, but also how they draw conclusions about what they perceive.
Those with a preference for Judging like to organize their lives and tend to make lists of things to be accomplished. They like to plan ahead and stay with the plan.
Those with a preference for Perceiving tend to take things as they come and have a flexible approach with both tasks and people. If they make a list they do not always refer to it because they prefer to adapt to the situation of the moment.
You can learn more about the MBTI assessment at the Myers & Briggs Foundation website.