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Murphy-Meisgeier Type Instrument for Children

What is the MMTIC?

Like the well-known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) is a self-report assessment developed to measure children's psychological type preferences. This powerful approach for understanding personality, first proposed by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and further developed by Isabel Myers, has been refined for over 60 years, to the benefit of millions of people all over the world.

The MMTIC measures psychological Type for a younger age group. This tool has been used in schools for over 20 years.

The MMTIC will help children and families learn about their personality type preferences and understand the normal ways people process information, make decisions, and form relationships. Young people can then use those insights to accept and embrace differences in others, especially with their family, their teachers, and their peers.

What will my child get (and not get) out of this experience?

Type awareness can help children learn to appreciate their strengths and understand when they must use more energy in order to be successful. As with adults, students and young adults who have been taught the concepts of type can use this knowledge to:

•Improve relationships with parents and teachers

•Improve relationships with siblings and friends

•Improve study habits

•Improve team work on group projects

•Manage their time and energies more effectively

•Become more self-directed in solving problems

Understanding type differences gives the child opportunities to review additional options beyond the ones that first seem reasonable. By following the problem-solving model of asking questions from each of the functions (Sensing, Intuition, Feeling, Thinking), the child learns to gather the necessary information for making good decisions.

Type awareness does not address relationship and learning needs that are based on other neurological differences. It can help the child distinguish what is natural for the child and what is a result of other learning differences or needs.


How does it works?

  • Students aged 11-15 will take the MMTIC (Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children), a personality test developed to help children and young people better understand themselves: how they approach learning and relationships, what their strengths are, and what strategies work best for improving study habits, grades, and relationships at home and school.

  • Two sessions will be scheduled with our Practitioner to review and discuss the test results. We will offer specific plans for application on building better study skills, relating to peers and adults and improving motivation.

  • The coach will meet with the parents and the student for a final session to discuss the assessments and suggest strategies for study improvement and career exploration.

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