~ MBTI - Myers Briggs Type Indicator ~
~ Background of the MBTI® ~
The MBTI or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was first designed in 1943, by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs; they developed their model and inventory around the ideas and theories of Carl Jung, a contemporary of Sigmund Freud and a leading exponent of Gestalt personality theory. The MBTI is still evolving and hence itself reflects the values that society gives to various aspects of our behaviour and psychological makeup. The basic model measures personality preference on four scales; Extraversion - Introversion (E - I), Sensing - Intuition (S - N), Thinking - Feeling (T - F), and Judgment - Perception (J - P).
Millions of people - literally - have taken the test, which is more accurately an "inventory" rather than a test, which suggests right and wrong answers. In an MBTI questionnaire, all answer choices are considered equally valid.
MBTI questionnaires are used in industry, vocational-guidance, professional analysis and assessment, job interviews, career development, etc.; inevitably, imo, professionals tend to rubbish the validity of any self-scoring procedure that cuts them out of the loop.
Once you have taken the assessment there will be a set of links to all the 16 different personality types at the bottom your results page. The types, which are coded as
ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENTP, ESTJ, ESFJ, ENFJ, ENTJ.
In applying MBTI types to the Tarot Courts, the schema used by Mary K Greer and Tom Little has been used, as follows:
|Wands (N)||Cups (F)||Swords (T)||Pentacles (S)|
|[The letter in bold indicate the suit's predominant characteristic]|
If you want to know more about the MBTI, try a Google search or have a look at KnowYourType.com or Personality Pathways
Rearranged Version according to the four elements.
Wands Cups Swords Pentacles
Kings ENTJ ENFJ ESTJ ESFJ
Queens INTJ INFJ ISTJ ISFJ
Knights ENTP ENFP ESTP ESFP
Pages INTP INFP ISTP ISFP
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
MBTI Step II
|The Sixteen Types|
|US Population Breakdown|
|The table organizing the sixteen types was created by Isabel Myers (an INFP).|
|Estimated percentages of the 16 types in the U.S. population.|
MBTI and the Tarot Courts by Linda Gail Walters
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II)