Katharine Briggs

Katharine Briggs was a remarkable yet often overlooked woman who deserves recognition for her contributions to the field of psychological assessment. At the same time, she and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers co-created the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, Katharine Briggs’s solo research into Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic theories provided context to her work. She spent more than 40 years interviewing people, analyzing personalities, and developing the MBTI tool, which has helped hundreds of thousands better understand their temperament, strengths, and weaknesses. Katharine Briggs’s legacy is far-reaching and has helped many discover fulfilling career paths, better communication strategies, and a more positive outlook on life.

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