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When it comes to choosing a psychometric assessment, you want to know that what you’re choosing is reliable and valid. That it’s backed by volumes of data, and solid research. Let us help you make this choice easy, whether you’re currently using assessments or want to start adding them to your portfolio.

Our goal is to develop assessments that meet the highest professional standards of accuracy and utility. We develop assessments, products, and services to meet your needs and power your purpose through people development.

Our research materials

The Myers-Briggs Company completes ongoing basic and applied research on a variety of topics. 

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.

Meet our research team

Rich Thompson

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. Dr. 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.

Michael Morris

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. Dr. 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.

John Hackston

John Hackston is Head of Thought Leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company. He is a Chartered Psychologist with over thirty years of experience in helping clients to use psychometric tests and questionnaires in a wide range of contexts including selection, leadership development, performance management and team building. His experience takes in roles in management, consultancy, training and in research. In his current role he carries out research to bring personality, and in particular the MBTI® framework, to life, helping executives, managers, practitioners, and end users apply the insights they gain both inside and outside work.