16types.com® Announces the Release of a Self-Scorable Psychological Type Instrument

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New paper-based assessment added to growing suite of products for trainers, consultants and coaches using personality type.

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Adding this new tool will save our clients money and provide them with a powerful alternative to the MBTI® instrument

16types.com® (http://www.16types.com), a popular online Web site for consultants, trainers and coaches using the Myers and Briggs personality type theory and related models, announced the release of a new self-scorable assessment that provides the 4-letter personality type code used by corporations worldwide.

"Adding this new tool will save our clients money and provide them with a powerful alternative to the MBTI® instrument," says Kris Kiler, President of 16types.com. "Our customers are either independent business owners watching the cost of their services very closely or are part of a larger corporation where they are competing for the space in their budget to provide the necessary material in their trainings. With savings of more than thirty-five percent over our competitor's product we believe we have provided them with an easy decision to make."

About the Majors Personality Type Inventory™ (MajorsPTI™)

The MajorsPTI is an inexpensive, fifty-two item, self- scorable questionnaire that helps trainers, consultants, and coaches introduce valuable information about how individuals direct their energy, take in information, make decisions, and orient themselves to their environment. The result is the popular 4-letter personality type code used by organizations worldwide.

The MajorsPTI™ Difference--Differential Intensity Weighting (DIW)

The MajorsPTI does not use a forced choice format for item responses. Instead, the assessment uses levels of similarity to provide clarity of results. By using graduated response scales (somewhat like me; very like me) not only do trainers receive information about a choice decision (direction), they also have knowledge of the level of similarity between the person and the response (intensity). This new form of scoring is called Differential Intensity Weighting™ (DIW). The addition of levels in the response format (and the corresponding DIW Scoring) of the MajorsPTI adds new information that improves the precision of identifying the individual's natural personality type preference.

Online Option

In addition to the unique scoring method, the online version of the MajorsPTI features the Type Precision Module™--a clarification step, when necessary, to ensure the accuracy of the instrument and to further help your clients get to best-fit-type. If a client's preferences are still unclear as reported by the instrument, a second "also read" type will be created for the client to explore.

About 16types.com®

16types.com, a division of Unite Media Group, Inc., is a rapidly growing online provider of assessments and client materials for professional consultants, trainers and coaches who use personality differences information to help individuals succeed in the workplace. The 16types.com professional community is built around the fundamental idea that individuals are the key to corporate success. Insights gained from self-awareness of these natural personality differences contribute directly to the bottom line through enhanced creativity, expanded capacity for change and a better ability to manage conflict.

Global distributors

Canada: Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.

Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research

Asia: 16typesAsia

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16types.com, Majors Personality Type Inventory, MajorsPTI, Differential Intensity Weighting, and Type Precision Module are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Unite Media Group, Inc.

MBTI and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.


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