Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been used to help millions of people around the globe gain insight into themselves and how they interact with others. Based on the theories of Carl Jung, MBTI provides a powerful framework for building better relationships, achieving excellence, and identifying career paths.  Pitt-Johnstown is among the nation’s top colleges and universities worldwide that have chosen MBTI as the foundational tool for student and career development. 

MBTI is not a test and is not used as a measure of intellect or aptitude.  Instead, it is a personality assessment composed of four pairs of opposite preferences, called dichotomies:

  1. Extraversion (E) & Introversion (I): How we interact with our world
    Are you high energy, drawing your energy from interaction with others (extroversion) or are you quiet energy, drawing your energy from inner experience (introversion)?

  2. Sensing (S) & Intuition (N): How we gather information
    Are you concrete, preferring facts and specifics (sensing) or are you abstract, preferring theories and concepts (intuition)?

  3. Thinking (T) & Feeling (F): How we make decisions
    Are you logical and questioning, basing your decisions on values and fairness (thinking), or are you empathetic and compassionate, basing your decisions on what will create warmth and harmony (feeling)

  4. Judging (J) & Perceiving (P): How we structure our lives
    Are you serious and formal, preferring to be planned and scheduled (judging) or are you playful and casual, preferring to be open-ended and spontaneous (perceiving)?

After determining our basic preferences, MBTI assigns us to one of 16 distinctive personality types.  It is by knowing our preferred personality type, that we are able to discover so much about ourselves.  Benefits of completing the MBTI include:

  • Better understanding our behavior and what motivates us,
  • Learning our stress triggers and identifying coping mechanisms,
  • Building stronger, more productive relationships with others,
  • Exploring career opportunities best suited to our personality type, and
  • Identifying strengths and challenges that will guide us through our career exploration. 

In order to review your results, make an appointment with a certified MBTI practitioner in the Office of Career Services.  There is no charge for Pitt-Johnstown students who complete the MBTI.  We encourage you to make an appointment when you arrive on campus in the fall.  A review session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. 

Here are the instructions on how to complete the MBTI...    

  1. Go to: https://online.cpp.com/en/index.aspx
  2. Enter the following account login: mountaincats.  
  3. Enter the following account password: upjstudent.
  4. Leave the “User ID” blank unless you are returning to complete an assessment. Click: Login.
  5. From the menu, select the MBTI and click: Begin.
    • Provide the requested demographic information. Click: Continue Now.
    • Follow all directions to complete your assessment.
    • After completing the assessment, click "Done" at the bottom of the page.

To schedule an appointment and review the results or for more information contact:

Career Services

(jcareers@pitt.edu).  

814-269-7123

 

Source: The Myers-Briggs Company (www.cpp.com)