Accession Number:

ADA276674

Title:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: A Cultural and Ethical Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator MBTI with a focus on cross-cultural issues and the ethical use of type results. It draws upon a variety of pertinent literature, from the popular press to scholarly works. Cross-cultural issues include the universality of type, cross-cultural variations in type results, causes of those variations, and extrapolation of the results to cultural groups. Ethical topics include the potential for discrimination, the subjects viewpoint--including faking, ethical uses of the results, and employment-related issues. The paper concludes that while the MBTI is a useful instrument it must be applied carefully and should never be used to segregate people in or out--especially in employment decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE