Gifts Differing

by Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B. Myers © 1980

Isabel Briggs-Myers devoted her life to the observation, study and measurement of personality.  With her mother Katherine Briggs, she developed the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® personality inventory. Drawing on the concepts and work of Gustav Carl Jung and published in his book “Psychological Type” in 1921, Isobel describes the attitudes and functions that constitute the sixteen personality types. As a co-developer of the instrument, Isabel is able to describe Jung’s thinking and the further extension of the theory of type as we know it today.

This is a primary text for anyone seeking to gain a good understanding of the framework, theory and many uses of Personality Type. It contains detailed descriptions of the sixteen personality types as well as explaining the role of the dominant and auxiliary functions.