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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Promotion at Work

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Over 6000 adult managers attending an assessment centre completed the MBTI and also specified in detail how long it had been before they were promoted to a managerial role, and also, where appropriate, to a senior managerial role. Correlational analyses showed shorter times to promotion were associated with being Extraverted and a Sensing Type. Regressions showed that Feeling types took longer to be promoted to managerial roles, and that Perceiving types took longer to be promoted to senior positions. Implications for the selection and management of people were considered.

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Furnham, A. and Crump, J. (2015) The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Promotion at Work. Psychology, 6, 1510-1515. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.612147.

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