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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

Helping You Choose the Right Path

Introduction

After more than 60 years of research and development, the current Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. Because it explains basic patterns in human functioning, the MBTI tool is used for a wide variety of purposes including career development and exploration, organization development, team building, and management and leadership training. 

The MBTI instrument is a self-report questionnaire based on the work of Carl Jung and his theory of psychological types. The MBTI assessment provides a useful method for understanding people by looking at eight personality preferences. These eight preferences are organized into four dichotomies, each made up of a pair of opposite preferences. When you take the assessment, the four preferences you identify as being most like you are combined into what is called a type.

More than two million MBTI assessments are administered annually in the United States. The MBTI tool is also used internationally, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Details
  • The assessment takes about 20-25 minutes to complete; there are 93 items on the assessment. 
  • The assessment identifies preferences, not skills, abilities or competencies. 
  • Students take the MBTI online at their convenience.
  • The cost to take the assessment is $13.95. This fee covers the cost of using the on line site to take the test, as well as the production of the detailed report after the test.
How to sign up for the MBTI
  • Please submit a check in the amount of $13.95, made payable to William & Mary Law School, to Carolyn Teclaw at the front desk in OCS. 
  • Once we have received your payment, you will be sent the instructions for gaining access to the online site where you will take the assessment.
  • Once you have taken the assessment, OCS will be notified. You will then be advised by OCS to schedule a one-hour appointment with Judy Corello, the MBTI Certified Practitioner in OCS, to review the results.

If you have questions about taking the MBTI, please contact Judy Corello, MBTI Certified Practitioner and Career Counselor in the Office of Career Services by [[jacore, email]] or via phone at 757-221-1565.