The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a well-known and widely applied personality inventory that is often used as a tool for discovering and understanding valuable differences between individuals. Differences in thinking, in dealing with things and in communication that, in addition to the creativity and synergy they may yield in daily life, can also be s source of considerable misunderstanding and miscommunication.
The inventory was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs, based on the psychological theories of Carl Gustav Jung. With his approval, they studied and complemented his ideas and applied them to enhancing their understanding of those around them. They were driven by a desire to make these insights into understanding and utilising these differences accessible to as many people as possible. Their work was aimed at contributing to the development of a constructive and positive manner of appreciation and utilisation of our very human differences.