The MBTI should not be used for employee selection for the following reasons:
- The MBTI identifies people who may like doing a particular kind of work, but not how well they might do that work. The MBTI does not identify the skills or abilities that predict success at any job.
- The questions on the MBTI are transparent--respondents can “come out to be” any type that appears wanted for a job.
- An organization that uses the MBTI for selection risks its credibility with prospective and current employees who are aware that use of the MBTI for selection is inappropriate.