3 Things HBO's ‘Persona’​ Got Wrong About the MBTI®

HBO Max’s new documentary is an all-out attack on how personality assessments, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), are being used throughout talent management at companies — hiring, developing, and placing employees. 

A great deal of what Executive Producer Merve Emre is reporting is true: The wholesale abuse of personality tools occurs throughout organizational life.

Yet, it does not have to be this way. ‘Persona’ fails to recognize that these tools can, and have, effectively pointed people to tremendous constructive outcomes.

Read Roger Pearman's response to the HBO documentary here.


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 Keynote Series 2021

Join us for a series of four keynote presentations from Top Type experts this summer

We are very pleased to announce our summer lineup:

July 22: Rob Toomey -- Making Type Relevant Again

July 29: Richard Thompson -- Challenging the Challengers: Evidence of why Type Criticisms are Misguided and how we can Respond

 August 5: Roger Pearman -- Report on Observational Data of the 16 Types

 August 12: Jane Kise -- Opening Minds to Equity With Type

All four programs run from 12 - 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. CST and 9 a.m. PST)

Cost: The program is $50 for the series or $20 for individual sessions for APTi members. Non-members pay $80 for the series or $25 for individuals.
If you can't make the program, a video will be sent out to everyone who is registered.