Creating Clarity

Addressing misconceptions about the MBTI® assessment

If you haven’t already, as an MBTI® practitioner you’re bound to hear:

“I found an article online that criticized the MBTI® assessment.”

Criticisms referenced in many of these articles are based on misunderstandings or misinformation about type theory and the MBTI assessment. The question is, what is the best way to respond to them?

Knowing the answers can make the difference between a successful, productive MBTI session and an ineffective, derailed one.

To help you answer these questions, in this whitepaper Patrick Kerwin, author and MBTI® Master Practitioner, examines the sources of common questions about the MBTI assessment, identifies the origins of misunderstandings or misinformation, and offers ways to address them.


View the recorded webinar to hear Patrick bring the white paper to life by:



Patrick Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of teams, leaders, and organizations. An MBTI® Master Practitioner, Patrick has over 25 years’ experience using the MBTI assessment with corporate, healthcare, education, and non-profit organizations. He specializes in operationalizing the MBTI assessment to optimize team building, leadership development, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development. He has done MBTI work with organizations including Google, Microsoft, Amgen, Mars, Healthforce Center at UCSF, Adventist Health, UCI Medical Center, Monarch Healthcare, Chelan Public Utility District, University of Notre Dame, Suncor Energy, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force Space Command. In addition, Patrick conducts MBTI Certification Program trainings in the U.S. and Canada and is the author of the book True Type Tales, a collection of real-life stories about MBTI type in action in everyday life.

Patrick is founder and Past-President of SANDAPT, the San Diego chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International. Patrick holds his MBA and Career Counseling Specialist Graduate Certificate from California State University, Long Beach, and is a National Certified Counselor.