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.

Type in Today's World: Unintended Consequences of Type in the Cloud

 A webinar with Linda Berens on Thursday, Nov. 12 12 - 2 p.m. EST

(11 a.m. CST and 9 a.m. PT)


Things have changed a lot since the 4-letter type code emerged in the 1950s, blossomed in the 1980s and is still going strong. In this session, we will review some of the emerging issues and the importance of a broader understanding and application of ethics.

At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles.

Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy."

When I taught the MBTI® Qualifying Programs years ago, ethics emphasized tests and measures, confidentiality and a few other aspects. I emphasized that if we don't follow the ethical guidelines, it will minimize the results we get from using type. But the times have changed. We have...

  • Power shifts from the hands of the trained practitioner to the internet
  • Unintended consequences of focusing on the 4-letter type code or even the 8 Jungian functions as separate part
  • A potentially harmful use of type for "social engineering" when collaboration and inclusion are needed

In this session we will explore...

  1. What are ethical practices needed for today's digital environment?
  2. Why are these important?
  3. What actions can we take to get the best results for the greater good?
  4. Roadblocks and pathways to a developmental approach to type
  5. Ways to better meet the needs of understanding diversity to foster inclusion

Register here:  Type in Today's World: Unintended Consequences of Type in the Cloud

If you can't make the program, a video will be sent out to everyone who is registered.

Cost:  Free to APTi members. $20 for non-members