Conversations with Type Luminaries

Join us for a monthly conversation with some of Type’s most renowned luminaries.  APTi is hosting 90-minute talks on the 4th Monday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. EST.

The upcoming schedule includes:

  • Jan. 28, 2019:  Sharon Richmond on Leaders of Every Type:  Valuing the Differences
  • Feb. 25, 2019:  Dick Thompson on Trait, Type and the Big Five
  • March 18, 2019:  Roger Pearman on Practical Use of Type to Enrich Emotional Intelligence
  • April 22, 2019: Angelina Bennet on Ego Development - The Missing Piece
  • May 27, 2019:  Betsy Kendall on Type and Culture
  • June 24, 2019:  Allen Hammer on Step III
  • July 22, 2019 - Jung, Type and Society with Peter Geyer
  • Aug. 26, 2019 - Competing Agendas of the 8 functions: Why Meetings Go Awry with Markey Read
  • Sept. 23, 2019 - Closing the influence gap: Interaction Styles as a Tool for Emotional Intelligence with Catherine Stothart
  • Oct. 28, 2019 - Type and Teaching/Education with David Hodgson
  • Nov. 25, 2019 - Using Type to Navigate Midlife with Nancy J. Barger
  • Dec. 16, 2019 - Using Multiple Models to Increase Client Effectiveness with Carol Linden

Pricing for members:  $250 for the package of 12 or $25 per session.

Click here to sign up for the entire program or individual sessions.

Recording will be available to all who sign up:  In case you are not available at the broadcast of the webinar, you will receive a link to the recording.

*Dates may be subject to change.




Association for Psychological Type International

The Association for Psychological Type International (APTi), founded in 1979, is an international membership organization open to any individual interested in personality type. APTi Members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions including business and industry, organizational development, religion, education, psychotherapy, and counseling. Members seek to extend the development, research, applications and ethical use of type theory. APTi is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

APTi is undergoing a few changes. We are transforming our organization from a professional association model to a grassroots community model. We will no longer have office staff so we ask that you give us a little time after sending in a communication. We promise we will get back to you in a timely manner with the information you are seeking. Contact us at [email protected].

Our new mailing address is:
PO Box 4538
Itasca, IL 60143

If you would like to learn more about our changes, click here.


Peter Briggs Myers Passes Away at 91

 Peter Briggs Myers, who was instrumental in turning the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment into the worldwide success that it is today, died peacefully on February 17, 2018. He was 91.

 Mr. Myers, a Rhodes scholar who held a doctorate in nuclear physics from Oxford, was the son of Clarence Gates Myers and Isabel Briggs Myers. Isabel and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs, created the MBTI instrument as a practical application of the personality type theory of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, beginning their work in the 1940s.

 When Isabel Myers died in 1980, she left the copyright to the MBTI to her son Peter and his then-wife Katharine Downing Myers. At the time of Isabel Myers’s death, the instrument was not yet widely known, although she had worked on its development for more than forty years with support from the Educational Testing Service. 

 Peter and Katharine spent the next several decades ensuring the scientific rigor and overseeing the continued development of the assessment, along with the publisher CPP, Inc. 

 Peter and Katharine helped to fund the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT), in Gainesville, Florida, a non-profit started by Isabel Myers and Mary McCaulley, and it continues to provide research and training in the use of the MBTI. They also established a non-profit organisation, the Myers & Briggs Foundation, that funds research on Type and its application.

 Peter helped his mother with her main book on type, ‘Gifts Differing’, when she developed cancer, and became a Murray Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in the late 1990s.

 Peter leaves behind a son and two daughters, three stepchildren, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is survived by his partner, Jane “Emma” Mannes.

This edited extract from the obituary written by the family of Peter Briggs Myers was originally published on