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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
Basic Qualification Program
Monday - Wednesday (3 Days)

This qualifying program is the most content rich, experientially based workshop that meets and exceeds the publisher's requirements to purchase the instrument.


Participants will:
  • Become qualified to purchase and use the MBTI® Step I and II.
  • Know how to introduce others to psychological type in an ethical manner.
  • Know how to begin applying type to enhance interpersonal interactions.
Course Content History and Construction of the Instrument
  • Learn why Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs wanted to make Jung's theory available.
  • Hear the stories about how Myers went about developing the initial items and how these items have been modified over the years.
  • Learn why the word pairs were added to the instrument.
  • Gain an appreciation for the instrument's struggle for acceptance.
  • Learn why Myers added a dimension to Jung's theory.
  • Examine the reliability studies done to verify that the instrument is stable internally and over time.
  • Explore the results of comparing the MBTI® with other psychological instruments.
  • Learn why the items might not appear to be able to do what is posited.
  • Gain an appreciation for the statistical processes used in the validity studies.
Step I and Step II Reports
  • Experience scoring and preparing a Step I report for a friend. Have an opportunity to practice interpreting Step I results for a participant, then build on this experience when you practice with your friend.
  • Receive your personal Step II report and learn how to provide an initial interpretation of the expanded information provided by the five subscales of each dichotomy. This expanded report helps people recognize their type code while valuing their uniqueness.
Type as a Dynamic System
  • Learn how to avoid the mistakes many practitioners make when using the MBTI®. Our participants gain knowledge into how to decipher a type code to gain access to the rich dynamics of the psyche.
  • Experience exercises that provide you with the opportunity to identify which cognitive processes are working consciously and unconsciously in your life.
Type Development
  • Learn about two models for type development.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct an initial analysis of your personal type development and identify how your development might differ from the models.
The Four Dichotomies and their Eight Preferences - These dichotomies comprise the essence of a person's type code.
  • Learn the purpose of each dichotomy and how to describe the two preferences used to define the different aspects of each.
  • Conduct a literature search to gain a more complete understanding of how one might describe each preference and what resources are available to support applying type theory.

Jung's Eight Functions in Attitude or Cognitive Processes - Learn what each process has to contribute to the psyche and how we use the type code to identify the preference order for using each process.

  • The Four Functional Pairs - Start experiencing how to combine a perceiving process with a judging process to gain insights into the synergistic differences between the psychic models.
  • The Four Temperaments - Be introduced to a different theory that is a great tool to aid those who might be having trouble identifying which type code is their best descriptor.

A pre-workshop study guide and compact disk are provided.

While all participants must take a standard examination developed by the publisher, we have the highest success rate of all the qualifying agencies. The multiple choice exam is given on Wednesday of the program week, or the third day of the qualifying program.


For more information about MBTI® programs offered by Type Resources, contact us at

toll-free 800-456-6284, or by email.

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