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Why choose TraitLab vs the MBTI?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, also known as the MBTI, summarizes your personality into one of 16 psychological "types." Individuals of the same type share preferences related to thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuition. The MBTI is a privately-owned assessment, typically used in corporate environments and other professional settings. The MTBI and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a registered trademark of the Myers and Briggs Foundation.

TraitLab provides a comprehensive analysis of personality traits, career interests, interpersonal style, and character strengths based on peer-reviewed, publically accessible research. Anyone can get started with TraitLab right now by creating a free account.

You are more complex than four letters

Nobody fits into a single type. TraitLab measures over 80 different dimensions to identify your pattern of personality traits, career interests, interpersonal style, and character strengths.

While millions of people have similar results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), your TraitLab results are unique to you and you alone.

Prioritize with your strengths in mind

TraitLab estimates your unique ranking of character strengths, clarifying where you naturally feel engaged and enthusiastic, and then suggests ways to use your strengths in everyday life.

Unlike the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), TraitLab goes beyond your general personality. Instead, TraitLab explains how your personality translates into character strengths, which you can leverage in your personal and professional life.

TraitLab includes a detailed analysis of your character strengths, which you can use in several areas of life, while the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) classifies people into broad types without any specific guidance around individual strengths.

Explore new career paths

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) types do not easily map to particular careers or occupational areas, making it difficult to use your personality type to compare and contrast potential career paths.

With TraitLab, you can easily compare your profile across hundreds of occupations, learn about your relative strengths in each of them, and better understand the trade-offs and opportunities behind different career paths.

Identify your interpersonal style

Personality "types" tend to be very broad. As a result, two people with identical types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) may still have dramatically different styles of interacting socially.

TraitLab includes a far more detailed analysis of your interpersonal style, which describes your natural tendencies in social interactions, as well as associated opportunities and challenges.

TraitLab describes your interpersonal style and the opportunities and challenges that come along with it, while your type from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) does not describe interpersonal patterns beyond your given type.

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Get crystal clear about your unique strengths.

Find Your Career Edge

Uncover your untapped personal strengths to level up in your current career, or get recommendations for surprising new career paths that fit your unique profile.

Clarify Your Strengths

Ground yourself with a deep analysis of your personal strengths, and learn how to exercise them in everyday life.

Spot Relationship Patterns

How is your personality influencing your most important connections? Learn to recognize how your characteristic interpersonal style impacts your social interactions.

Unique Personality Insights

Most assessments label you with a simple type, missing the important details that make a big impact. TraitLab analyzes over 80 dimensions so your results are one-of-a-kind, just like you.

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