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Did I Pass? No, the MBTI® Tool Is Not a Test!

Did I Pass? No, the MBTI® Tool Is Not a Test!

Using the word test to describe the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool is incorrect. Test implies passing/failing, good/bad, best/worst. The Myers-Briggs® tool does not give us that kind of information. It is called an indicator for a reason. Acceptable terms to use are tool, instrument, assessment, and, of course, indicator. I hope you will join me in gently correcting errant terminology when you hear it.

Test also typically implies measures of traits. You will read in an upcoming post why the MBTI tool is not a trait assessment.

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