Welcome to the Psychological Type Indicator Instrument

The Background to Psychological Type

One of the earliest known theories of human typology is from the Greek philosopher Hippocrates who proposed four fundamental types of sanguine (happy), choleric (irritable), melancholic (sad), and phlegmatic (calm). Many other personality characteristics or behaviors have been further drawn out from these four temperaments, although the premise of the four temperaments has been relatively enduring through the ages. Carl Jung, an early student of Sigmund Freud, was perhaps the greatest proponent of typological personality theory, and classified personality into eight types. Numerous other type theories have been proposed but none has been so successfully applied and scientifically accepted as Jungian type theory.

Type indicator questionnaires (such as the MBTI®, JTI, and PTI), based on Jung’s psychology, have been designed to measure the attitudes and functions of the individual’s personality in order to determine their personality type based on these four dimensions. The four tiers or dimensions of personality are:

Each of the four preferences is symbolized by its first letter (except for iNtuition, which is symbolized by the letter “N” to avoid confusing it with Introversion). The combination of the four preferences gives a possible 16 combinations of personality type, e.g., ESTP, INFJ, ENFP, etc.

The Psychological Type Indicator (PTI) is an assessment of Jungian Type that has been designed to help individuals find the type that most closely matches their preferences.

The report provides summary feedback based on the results of your PTI.


This is a questionnaire, not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. After completing this questionnaire, you will have a better understanding of how you prefer to look at things and how you go about making decisions. Although this questionnaire is about your “true self,” wherever you can, focus on how you think and act in the workplace as much as possible.

There are 116 items of two types. For the first 56 items (Section A), you must indicate which one of two given words appeals to you more. Base your answers only on the meaning of each word. For the remaining 60 items (Section B), you must indicate which one of two given statements more closely resembles the way you behave or would prefer to behave.


Read each item carefully, make your choice, and select either answer A or answer B.

This is not a test and there is no time limit. However, it is best to work through the items as quickly as you can. Do not deliberate over any one item; your first response will tend to be the best one. The 116 items should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and you must answer all the items.

If you are not sure of what you need to do, re-read the instructions above. You may begin anytime.

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Section A
For each item, choose one word from the two given words that appeals to you more in terms of meaning.
Outgoing    Reserved   
Certainty    Chance   
Analyze    Feel   
Careful    Carefree   
Expressive    Concealing   
Conceptual    Factual   
Tender-Minded    Tough-Minded   
Easygoing    Conventional   
Quiet    Loud   
Details    Patterns   
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