Psychological Type Indicator (PTI)
The Psychological Type Indicator (PTI) is a carefully crafted personality measure that is designed to give individuals guidance about their psychological (Jungian) type using the sixteen types (INTJ, ENTP, etc.) first presented by Carl Jung. The focus of the PTI is on providing individuals themselves, their managers and those who train them, with an understanding of personality and its effect on performance both inside and beyond the workplace
The PTI was developed by the and first published in 1997. The initial design was based on an understanding of Jungian typology and a range of type indicators.
The PTI has its foundations in the theory of Carl Jung as a measure of personality type, but goes further by differentiating between personality type, as described by Jung, and behaviour, as described by Kurt Lewin’s Field Theory. Lewin postulated that behaviour is best understood by understanding the influence of a person’s environment on their innate and stable personality.
The unique design of the PTI scoring system provides the key to seeing personality type in the context of how personality can be influenced by environment. Conditions that fall outside our natural preference boundaries will be less preferred and, consequently, are more likely to be avoided. For example, an individual with a naturally strong preference for introversion may find that he or she can cope with one-to-one interpersonal contact, but expresses anxiety about group social settings. This is clearly highlighted by how the PTI displays and individual’s results.
- Powerful, innovative scoring system that highlights the range within which individuals are likely to be comfortable adopting different behavioural styles to cope with changes in their environment and the different life pressures they might face from time-to-time.
- Simple to use integrated Answer Sheet and Scoring Key with built-in Profile Chart.
The PTI is packaged as a Self-Scoring Question and Answer Booklet, with an Integrated Profile Chart. The PTI booklet includes basic information on Jungian typology that an individual can compare to his or her results.