The Jung Type Indicator (JTI) and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) both gauge personality on the same four dimensions. As such they are broadly similar tools.
E/I (Extraversion / Introversion)
This dimension involves where you prefer to direct your energy. If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with people, things, situations, or “the outer world”, then your preference is for extraversion (E). If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with ideas, information, explanations or beliefs, or “the inner world”, then your preference is for introversion (I). Introversion in this model does not therefore equate with the concepts “shy” or “reclusive”.
S/N (Sensing / Intuition)
This dimension involves your preference for processing information. If you prefer to deal with facts, what you know, to have clarity, or to describe what you see, then your preference is for sensing (S). If you prefer to deal with ideas, look into the unknown, to generate new possibilities or to anticipate what isn’t obvious, then your preference is for intuition (N). Do you pay more attention to information that comes in through your five senses (Sensing), or do you pay more attention to the patterns and possibilities that you see in the information you receive (Intuition)?
T/F (Thinking / Feeling)
This dimension of personality reflects the mental processes you typically use to make decisions. If you prefer to decide on the basis of objective logic, using an analytic and detached approach, then your preference is for thinking (T). If you prefer to decide using values and/or personal beliefs, on the basis of what you believe is important or what you or others care about, then your preference is for feeling (F).
J/P (Judging / Perception)
This dimension describes how you prefer to organise your life. If you prefer your life to be planned, stable and organised then your preference is for judging (J). As such “judging” bears no relation to the personality characteristic “judgmental”, which is not utilised in this model. If you prefer to go with the flow, to maintain flexibility and respond to things as they arise, then your preference is for perception (P). Do you prefer a more structured and decided lifestyle (Judging) or a more flexible and adaptable lifestyle (Perceiving)? This preference may also be thought of as your orientation to the outer world.
One’s profile on these dimensions can be linked to a range of work behaviours. The various combinations of these preferences result in 16 personality types.