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Discovering your Personality Type

There are a lot of resources online and in books to help you discover your personality type.

Remember that any personality type questionnaire is only one data point. How you respond to the questions is influenced by many things, including your upbringing, education, experiences, how you feel on the day, so it is important to have a full debrief with a qualified type practitioner. You should receive a feedback report and an opportunity to explore your report in-depth with a type practitioner. 

Discovering your personality type involves 'self-reflection', introspection, and sometimes using one or more different personality assessment tools to find out which ones help you to best understand your personality type. While no approach is foolproof, the following steps can help you gain insights into your personality type. 


Start by taking time to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and preferences in various situations. Consider your natural tendencies and inclinations, as well as how you respond to challenges, social interactions, and decision-making.

What is Personality?

Familiarise yourself with different personality theories and frameworks. BAPT focuses on the Jungian psychological type theory. Understand the basic concepts behind each theory to see which one resonates with you.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)

Our preferred personality assessment is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. When you take the official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, you know you are getting a scientifically validated and reliable instrument with over 70 years of research behind it. Professionals who are certified to administer the MBTI instrument are committed to using it ethically, which includes protecting your confidentiality, showing you how to verify your personality type, giving one-to-one interactive feedback, and presenting all types as valuable.

Understanding your personality type 

Online personality assessment tools can provide a starting point for understanding your personality type. However, keep in mind that these tools are not definitive and should be taken as a general indication. 


Read Descriptions: Explore detailed descriptions of the personality types associated with the theories you're interested in. Read about the characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and typical behaviours of each type. See which descriptions align with your self-perceptions.


Be Open to Change: Remember, the way we use and express our natural preferences, may evolve and change over time. Be open to the idea that your personality will develop as you gain new experiences and insights.


Seek Professional Guidance: If you're deeply interested in understanding your personality type or if you're seeking guidance for personal growth, consider consulting a type practitioner. They can provide more         

in-depth assessments and interpretations based on your individual context. We have a register of type practitioners who can help you to discover your personality type. 


Don't Overanalyse: While self-discovery is important, avoid overanalysing every aspect of your personality. Strive for a balanced and nuanced understanding without getting caught up in self-judgment.


Embrace Complexity: Remember that individuals are multifaceted and complex. While personality theories provide valuable insights, they can't capture the entirety of your uniqueness.


Ultimately, discovering your personality type is a journey of self-exploration and self-awareness. It's about gaining insights into your strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and motivations, which can contribute to personal growth and improved understanding of yourself and others.

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