Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator
"Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" is the trademarked name of a questionnaire that is published by Consulting Psychologists Press. It is based on the theory of Carl Gustav Jung, and was developed by the mother and daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers.
It is called "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" rather than "Briggs-Myers Type Indicator" because Isabel Briggs-Myers didn't want people to overlook her mother's involvement in the development of the questionnaire.
It is called an "indicator" because, as with all personality questionnaires, the results can be wrong. It therefore helps provide an 'indication' of what your personality type might be.
The expression "Myers Briggs" is often used to refer to the theory or model of personality type, which is clearly different to the questionnaire.
The most common mistakes in spelling Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are:
- Myer - with no final "s"
- Meyers - inserting an "e" after the M
- Biggs - missing the "r"
- Myers Briggs - missing the hyphen
- myersbriggs - putting the two words together as one
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