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 type

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.

The 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.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, Myers-Briggs, and the MBTI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.