Rhymeless References

If you want to learn more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, personality types, neuro-linguistic programming, and representational systems, I suggest you start with the following. (Full disclosure: I have no affiliation with any of these websites, companies, and authors.)

Personality Types

  • TypeFocus Careers has a free personality survey.
  • AdvisorTeam has several free and not-free personality surveys.
  • I find What Type Am I?, by Renee Baron, an accessible introduction to and explanation of the Myers-Briggs personality types. It includes a personality survey.
  • Please Understand Me II, by David Keirsey, describes the personality Temperaments Keirsey built on top of the Myers-Briggs personality types. It includes a personality survey.
  • Teaching Around the 4Mat System, by Bernice McCarthy, explains one way to integrate personality types into education.

Representational Systems


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Comments (3)

  1. Phil Kirkham says:

    I’d second the recommendation for Please Understand Me II – I read this book when I was thinking of changing careers and it made me realise I was a tester

  2. Tobias Fors says:

    Hi Michael, thanks for writing about MBTI, I follow your postings, and liked your rhymes recently. Inspired by AYE and the PSL, I served up a few tips about MBTI myself on my Scrum Tips blog a couple of days ago. It’s in Swedish though.

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