The JTI questionnaire provides a comprehensive assessment of a person’s psychological type. It uses categories first proposed by C.G. Jung (1921) and builds upon the work of Isabel Myers and Catherine Briggs (1962) to provide a modern measure of Jungian type. Listed below are some of the many studies demonstrating the relevance of the JTI to the workplace.
McCaulley (2000): Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: A Bridge between Counselling and Consulting.
The business world may accept that it needs the insights of psychology, however there is often a gap between the understanding and thinking behind psychological and business interventions. McCaulley argues that psychological type “can be a powerful tool for bridging the gap, because it is based on basic differences in the ways human beings take in information and make decisions”. This article evaluates Jung‟s theory of psychological types discusses where communication difficulties between psychology and business are likely to likely to occur and how to overcome this by developing understanding of our respective styles of communication.
Steele & Kelly (1976): Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Correlation of Extraversion-Introversion.
This study investigated the extraversion-introversion correlation of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) with the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ). Steele & Kelly argue that “despite the difference in the theoretical orientations of Jung and Eysenck, the high correlation of the MBTI and EPQ Extraversion-Introversion scales demonstrates an area of equivalency at the self-report questionnaire level in dealing with extraversion-introversion”.
Furnham, Moutafi & Paltiel (2005): Intelligence in Relation to Jung‟s Personality Types.
This study explored the relationship between Jung‟s personality types and psychometric intelligence. Participants completed the Critical Reasoning Test Battery (CRTB2) and the JTI. General intelligence was correlated with Extraversion-Introversion (EI), Sensing-Intuition (SN), Thinking-Felling (TF) and Judging-Perception (JP). Furnham et al found that EI, TF and JP were correlated with scores on numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning, whereas SN correlated with verbal reasoning.