The MBTI® Step IIassessment

Uncovering the DNA of personality type

The MBTI® Step II assessment goes beyond the Step I framework to reveal the unique individual behind each MBTI personality type. It acts as a catalyst for enhancing personal and business results by providing focused insight to support development planning.

Step II - DNA of Type The MBTI Step II assessment is a personality type assessment that hits at the heart of who someone is by delving into the facets within each of the Step I preference pairs. It can help you understand the DNA of an individual’s personality, revealing what makes them different to others of the same four-letter type. The result is a highly personalized profile and development plan that is perfect for coaching, action planning, and building cohesive teams.


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  • Examines the subtleties in the expression of four-letter MBTI type for different people
  • Uses 20 facets to delve deeper into the four Step I preference pairs
  • Provides development actions across a range of key applications
  • Easy administration via The Myers-Briggs Company’s assessment delivery platform


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Using the insights of MBTI Step I assessment as its starting point, the MBTI Step II assessment explores these broad-brush revelations in greater detail.

It works by drilling down into each of the four preference pairs (Extraversion–Introversion, Sensing–Intuition, Thinking–Feeling, and Judging–Perceiving) to reveal five intrinsic facets for each. It highlights how these 20 facets fit with Step I type and where there are inconsistencies that can explain interpersonal challenges.

The Step II framework has the power to help people see in great detail where there are points of compatibility and potential discord, providing a convincing and resonant framework for teams and individuals at all levels.

The MBTI Step II Interpretive Report uses a graphical format to display an individual’s results, guaranteed to enlighten, inspire, and challenge respondents.

To use the MBTI Step II assessment, you must first certify to use the MBTI Step I assessment. You can then go on to certify for Step II. The Myers-Briggs Company offer various routes to MBTI Step II certification—see our MBTI certification page for more details.