What Exactly is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? (MBTI)

Published On: January 28, 2023|Categories: Myers Briggs Types Explained|By |Views: 686|

What Best Describes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? (MBTI)

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.

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.


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.

The 16 Personality Types


8 Jungian Cognitive Functions (Mental Processes)

  1. Extroverted Intuition (Ne)

  2. Introverted Intuition (Ni)

  3. Introverted Sensing (Si)

  4. Extroverted Sensing (Se)

  5. Introverted Thinking (Ti)

  6. Extroverted Thinking (Te)

  7. Extroverted Feeling (Fe)

  8. Introverted Feeling (Fi)

The Development & History of MBTI

Carl Gustav Jung

Katharine Cook Myers and Isabel Myers Briggs

4 Type Preferences

Introversion vs Extroversion (I vs E)


Full post here: Can you be Introverted and Extroverted? (Here’s the truth!)

Intuition vs Sensing (N vs S)

Difference-Between Feeling-and-Thinking-MBTI

Full post here: Can a person be both Sensing and Intuitive?

Feeling vs Thinking (F vs T)


Full post here: What’s the Difference Between Feeling and Thinking in MBTI?

Judging vs Perceiving (J vs P)


Full post here: What’s the difference between Perceiving and Judging in MBTI?

8 Jungian Cognitive Functions / Mental Processes

Introverted Intuition (Ni) vs Extroverted Intuition (Ne)


Introverted Feeling (Fi) vs Extroverted Feeling (Fe)



Introverted Thinking (Ti) vs Extroverted Thinking (Te)



Introverted Sensing (Si) vs Extroverted Sensing (Se)