Do different ethniticies and sexes have different type compositions? This study looks at type differences between groups of Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and Indians as well as between men and women (it goes beyond the usual T/F divide to look at S/N, J/P, and E/I differences). A good exploration of how well the MBTI works, and where it errs, in a multicultural setting.
Discusses the relationship of the MBTI to the 16PF, another personality test. If you ever wondered which personality type is the most self reliant, lively, vigilant, emotionally stable, warm, sensitive, open to change, etc, this will give you that and more.
Somewhat densely written. Intended for professional type practitioners, this 17 page guide discusses the MBTI test (version M): correlations, validation, reliability, cross-cultural applications, etc. Of particular interest is the adjective list on page 11, which will tell you which types tend to be perceived as "original," "forgiving," "opinionated," etc. (Societal bias warning.) Also contains some interesting material on how well the MBTI can identify each type, i.e. INTJs are the most mistyped type, followed by INTPs.
Somewhat densely written. Intended for professional type practitioners, this 42 page mini-manual discusses the MBTI Step II test: correlations, validation, reliability, cross-cultural applications, etc. Note that this manual is for the MBTI Step II, which is meant to disambiguate between different types for people who sit closely on the line. Of particular interest is the adjective list on page 21, which will tell you which types tend to be perceived as "obnoxious," "artistic," "greedy," etc. (Societal bias warning.) Also contains some interesting material on type and work habits.
This article discusses the validity of the MBTI and gives short summaries of the some of the research that has been done with it: type and marital problems, type and the Asch Conformity Experiment, type and neuroses, and type and imagination.
Short and easy to understand, this article examines sums up various (1992 era) criticisms of the MBTI. A thought-provoking read on the weak points of the MBTI as well as the advantages.
A short powerpoint presentation that explores how well the MBTI instruments works in various countries. Shows attitudes of different cultures towards each of the four preferences, i.e. "Feeling is feminine" or "Extraversion is for loud Americans." Brief but interesting.
Assesses whether or not the theoretical underpinnings of the MBTI can be proven and suggests that in order to place the theory on a truly empirical footing, it may be best to abandon the E-I, S-N, T-F, J-P preferences and simply use sixteen categories; these categories would rest completely upon simple observation.