Selection in Business Settings The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI

Businesses confront critical decisions on which success or failure hinge. Different jobs pose different demands, and it's likely that personality plays a critical role in determining success in different positions. By far the most widely used personality assessment device in business settings is the Myers-Briggs T ype Indicator (MBTI) (Myers, McCaulley, Quenk, & Hammer, 1998). The test was developed by a mother -daughter team, Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers, anchored in Jungian concepts (see Chapter 10). The test provides information about personality by testing for eight fundamental preferences. A sample item: "Do you usually value sentiment more than logic, or value logic more than sentiment?" This type of item is an example of a "forced-choice" format, in which individuals must respond in one way or another , even if they feel that their preferences might be somewhere in the middle. The eight fundamental preferences are shown in T able 4.3.

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