Myers Briggs Personality Test
The psychological tests measure personality and intelligence,
as well as analysis and interpreting their results.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test
developed in the course of the second world war by Cook
Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs.
The test is designed in the sense that it helps one to identify his
or her own personal preferences with regard to the surrounding
environment and critical decision making (Myers et al 2004).
The test adopts a a four-part matrix which assigns 16
personality traits to individuals.
The test further elaborates on the characteristics of the
various personality types.
Psychometric properties of the Myers Briggs test include
validity and reliability. Establishing the psychometric
properties of a test is vital before its application in
research or clinical setting.
The instrument produces the same results when given more than once.
It has been proven that the reliability of the Myers Briggs test is good as
compared to other instruments and in some cases even better.
On retest, people come out with three to four type preferences the same
75% to 90% of the time.
The reliability of the test cut across age and ethnic affiliations.
The test measures what it says it does (validity)
The validity of the test has been proven in three aspects.
The validity of:
the four separate preference scales;
the four preference pairs as dichotomies;
particular combinations of preferences.
Strengths of the instrument
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