Research and Grants

Keeping The Myers-Briggs Company at the leading edge of assessment products and solutions

The goal of Research is to keep The Myers-Briggs Company at the leading edge in providing assessment products and solutions. We do this by collaborating with publishing to develop assessments that meet the highest professional standards of accuracy and utility and by leading the development of assessment products and services that address the needs of our customers.

When it comes to making a choice for an assessment, you want to know that it is reliable and valid, backed by volumes of data. The Myers-Briggs Company wants to help make this choice as easy as possible for you. Whether you are currently using these assessments or want to add one to your portfolio, here you will find all the information you need.

The Myers-Briggs Company conducts research linking our world class assessments to topics and concerns of today’s leaders and human resource professionals. Our experts are continuously striving to ensure the insights gleaned from our assessments are relevant and have real world implications. Please support us in that effort by joining our research panel.

Research offers

  • Easy-to-access reliability and validity data for each of our assessments
  • Whitepapers presenting best practices when using an assessment within certain applications
  • Groundbreaking research reports from our research team
  • Updated supplemental data on norms based on demographic data to stay current within the general population

Meet Our Research Team

Why should you rely on our team of educated professionals to provide you with reliable information? Meet the team below to find out:

Dr. Rich Thompson is the Divisional Director of Research and manages the Research Team, leading the company’s research efforts in the U.S. and worldwide. He provides strategic input on cross functional product development efforts. Thompson has authored multiple in-house surveys for customers and represents The Myers-Briggs Company at major conferences such as SIOP, APA, ASTD and SHRM. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology, with a minor in management, from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Michael Morris is a Senior Research Scientist, primarily focused on international research and development for The Myers-Briggs Company's assessments. He manages large scale research projects, working with internal researchers, clients, international distributors, external academics, and consultants to develop assessments that are appropriate for local populations while retaining consistency to facilitate cross-border use. Morris’ work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored assessment feedback reports that have been translated into several languages and used around the world. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Iowa State University.

Support for Researchers

To further the science in assessment development and research, The Myers-Briggs Company provides support to selected scholars interested in conducting research that makes use of our assessments as a primary contributor to their study. Qualified researchers and scholars typically receive a 10% discount on assessments.

Other kinds of support may be considered on a case by case basis. Please email for more information.