Katharine Cook Briggs passed down the world’s most widely used personality test.
Chances are you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or will. It has become the gold standard of psychological assessments, used in businesses, government agencies and educational institutions.
The test, whose first research guinea pigs were George Washington University students, has seen financial success commensurate to this cultlike devotion among its practitioners.
Very soon we will be launching a new visual identity, refreshing the design of the site and adding lots of new functionality to enhance your learning experience and the website's usefulness.The ability to assess the likelihood of a healthy long term relationship is one of the main challenges in dating and matchmaking. The test identifies potentially successful and potentially problematic matches by comparing and analysing personality types of the partners.Personality type is defined by the three criteria introduced by Carl Jung: The different combinations of these four criteria define sixteen possible personality types.Along the way, it has spawned a multimillion-dollar business around its simple concept that everyone fits one of 16 personality types.Now, 50 years after the first time anyone paid money for the test, the Myers-Briggs legacy is reaching the end of the family line. And it’s not clear whether organizations should, either. More than 10,000 companies, 2,500 colleges and universities and 200 government agencies in the United States use the test.