Based on the 16 types created by Isabel Briggs Myers
There's a reason that organizations around the world, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, use personality type assessments based on Briggs Myers' 16 types. This system of personality classification is simple enough to introduce in a 1-hour training workshop, yet versatile enough to guide a range of development activities—from leadership trainings to team-building sessions to conflict resolution workshops.
The TypeFinder builds upon this proven method so that you don't have to learn a whole new system for describing personality. When you use the TypeFinder, you can capitalize on the familiarity of the Briggs Myers system, while taking advantage of a more modern and convenient online assessment.
Assesses each of the four key dimensions of personality
The TypeFinder assesses a user's preferred style on each of four dimensions of personality type:
- Extraversion or Introversion: how do you manage your energy?
- Sensing or Intuition: how do you process information?
- Thinking or Feeling: how do you prioritize personal and group values?
- Judging or Perceiving: how do you organize your life?
Based on a user's response pattern, the TypeFinder determines which style is preferred and scores the user's four-letter personality type code.
Provides users with their four-letter personality types (i.e. ENTJ or ISFP)
Users who take the TypeFinder will discover their four-letter personality type code as described by Briggs Myers. Since this system is so widely known, your clients, teammates, or employees will discover a valuable, versatile language for explaining who they are and what's important to them.
Incorporates Big Five theories for improved validity
In developing the TypeFinder, our researchers investigated other personality theories, particularly the Big Five model, to inform and expand upon the theoretical framework. As a result we were able to eliminate some of the theoretical problems with Myers' original work, while creating a more powerful and up-to-date assessment.
Professionally developed and validated
To date, we've given the TypeFinder to hundreds of thousands of volunteer subjects who have visited our website at Truity.com. We've performed analyses of reliability and validity, as well as surveyed our users' opinions of their results.
Validated against users' true personality types as reported by the users themselves
We studied 3213 volunteers who reported that they were already certain of their personality type prior to taking the TypeFinder. We compared the participants’ type according to their own report with the result from the TypeFinder.
Seventy-one percent of the results were a perfect match with the participants’ known type. Twenty-two percent matched on three of the four dimensions. Six percent matched on two of the four dimensions. Only one percent matched on less than two dimensions.
For more information on this study, please see the development and validity page.
User surveys indicate high ratings for both accuracy and usefulness
We surveyed 857 volunteers who took the TypeFinder about their perceptions of its accuracy and usefulness. When asked “How accurate did you find your results?” over 85% of participants rated the results as either Extremely Accurate or Very Accurate. When asked, “Did your report give you useful information?” over 96% of participants said that the report was useful.
Innovative, user-friendly interface
Many users express frustration with traditional forced-choice personality assessments. "What if I can't pick one or the other?!" is a common complaint. The TypeFinder questions are primarily structured as Likert scales, allowing respondents to indicate strong, moderate, or neutral responses.
Mix of question types keep users engaged
Users are presented with a variety of item structures, including statements with an "agree/disagree" rating scale, an option to choose between descriptive adjectives, and targeted forced-choice questions, to keep their interest and allow them to express their personalities in a way that feels comfortable for them.
Adaptive assessment process lets users answer only as many questions as needed for an accurate result
The TypeFinder begins with 36 items covering each of the four dimensions of personality. After the initial set of items is completed, the assessment then adapts to the user's needs. Respondents are offered more questions in areas where their preferred style is not clear, and they receive no additional questions once their preference has been determined.
This allows the TypeFinder to provide the most accurate assessment possible in a short amount of time.
Comprehensive report gives users a complete overview of their personality type
Reports show you exactly how personality type applies in the workplace
The TypeFinder for the Workplace report focuses on all the issues you may be dealing with in a workplace setting. Each report gives an overview of personality type as it applies to:
- Teamwork: How you function on a team; what you can contribute, and pitfalls to avoid
- Communication: How you approach making yourself heard, and tips for more effective communication with any type
- Leadership: How you're likely to inhabit a leadership role, and ways to make the most of your leadership potential
- Productivity: Your approach to making decisions and managing tasks, and techniques to get more done
Focus on values and motivations to help zero in on development opportunities
Most people who take a personality test don't just want to know who they are—they want to know how they can become even better. TypeFinder reports focus on strengths and opportunities for development. Each report encourages the reader to explore their core values and what drives them. They will discover what is unique about them and how they can use their talents to make valuable contributions. The report also provides practical advice for identifying weak spots and managing challenges.
Full-color, visually appealing report
TypeFinder reports are designed to be attractive, colorful, and appealing to read. Check out this sample report and see for yourself!