Why would an employer ask me to take the
MBTI tool, and, if so, do I have to?
Employers use the
Myers-Briggs® tool for these purposes:
- Training and development of
employees and managers
- Improving teamwork
- Coaching and developing others
- Improving communication
- Resolving conflicts
- Understanding personal styles to
maximize effective use of human resources
- Determining the organization’s
Many of the
nation’s leading organizations (including over
three-fourths of the Fortune 100 and many government and
nonprofit organizations) use the MBTI assessment with
employees and managers.
Taking the MBTI
assessment should always be voluntary.
The MBTI tool
should be used to inform decisions through discussion,
but not used to hire, fire, or promote people.
ethics stated by CPP, Inc., the publisher of the MBTI
tool, maintain that individuals should be free to choose
whether or not to take the MBTI assessment and to decide
with whom to share results.