It sorts you into one of 16 personality types, which can be referred to by the abbreviation of four letters. These letters indicate whether your personality type is more extraverted or introverted, whether you think or feel more, typically use judgement or perception, or whether you’re more naturally drawn to using sense or intuition.
And no matter how alike you think you are to your best friend, it is almost guaranteed there are more psychological differences separating you than you might realise. Even across the hundreds of people who have the same MBTI type, they will have numerous personality traits that are different due to the environments they were brought up in and due to their genes.
Understanding differences is a real people skill and once you can see this through reading about your own MBTI, then you’re likely to become both more productive and more accepting of others and yourself.
There is no right or wrong type, but there are combinations of types that are ‘better’ or ‘worse’ in business or relationships. The purpose of learning about your personality type is to help you to understand yourself better – once you know what energises and motivates you, you can seek out the opportunities that will most suit the way you are.