TITLE

Cautionary Comments Regarding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

AUTHOR(S)
Pittenger, David J.
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research;Summer2005, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p210
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI; K. C. Briggs & I. B. Myers, 1998) is a popular measure of normal personality that its promoters claim has many applications. M. H. McCaulley (2000) offered an optimistic and enthusiastic account of how counselors can use this instrument in corporate settings. The present article evaluates several of the psychometric limitations and criticisms of the MBTI that warrant considerable caution when making inferences from its 4-letter type formula. The author concludes that the MBTI, while offering much intuitive appeal, may not yet be able to support the claims its promoters make.
ACCESSION #
20205258

 

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