The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most accepted personality assessment used today.
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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most accepted personality assessment used today. It is used by many leading companies including Apple and General Electric. (Carr 2000, pg 29) This test was first developed by the mother/daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers-Briggs whom expanded on Jung’s philosophy. They added a fourth category, which describes how people relate to their environment. This third pair is judgment (J) and perception (P). Judgers are people who evaluate their surroundings to bring structure and control to their lives. On the other hand, Perceivers, take in their environment and are flexible with their activities and adapt to the environment based on what comes their way.
The MBTI is a test…show more content… (Anonymous 2004, pg 10) These can also be found as a basis in several other assessments by Littauer (2000) and LaHaye (1984). The four basic temperaments can be found below with the matching DISC types added in for comparison: Figure 2 - Four Basic Temperaments Chart (LaHaye 1984, pg 34)
The main difference between MBTI and the DISC model is that the MBTI assessment gives an individual a set four letter type, e.g. ISTP, or an Introverted, Sensing, Thinking and Perceptor. The DISC model identifies an individual’s strength out of the four, with a mixture of the other characteristics as supporting types. iParadigm The Grant Company has developed a tool to “identify the essential qualities that define who we are as individuals, and how we interact with others”. The iParadigm® tool was developed especially for business applications. The original tool consisted of a 500 question test that was able to determine the best matches for individuals. Since then, The Grant Company has narrowed its focus to include 25 questions with a measured