MBTI Personality Theory

Published On: September 17, 2023|Categories: Myers Briggs Types Explained|By |Views: 311|

What is MBTI personality theory?

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a fun way to learn new perspectives on how different personality types might match up as romantic partners in real life. This model of psychological types was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs based on the work of Carl Gustav Jung.

Carl Jung’s theory on the 8 cognitive functions helps us understand communication styles, personality preferences, and decision-making standards of the unique personality types. Basically, Jung identified 8 possible preferences for cognitive functioning.

Over time, every person favors 1 cognitive function which becomes their dominant “lead” cognitive function.

The further development of Myers-Briggs clarified that each type then secondarily favors an entirely opposite cognitive function as their secondary “auxiliary” cognitive function.

Their 4-letter type code indicates the top two cognitive preferences of each of the 16 personality types.

Each of the functions operates on 1 of 4 functional axes, and therefore you know the order of all 8 within a personality type’s function stack once you have identified the top 2 cognitive functions.


One word of caution is that many people may take the Myers-Briggs personality test and get a certain type as a result that may be inaccurate. An online free personality test is limited. It is a good idea to verify a person’s type through the demonstrative use of cognitive functions.



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