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1Attributive Designating or relating to a psychometric test used to classify a person into any of sixteen, loosely Jungian personality types by evaluating the choices made when the person is presented with a number of pairs of words or possible responses to hypothetical situations, and asked which of each pair is more appealing. Especially in "Myers–Briggs Type Indicator". [Myers–Briggs Type Indicator is a trademark.]
2The Myers–Briggs psychometric test.
1950s. From the names of Isabel Briggs Myers, U.S. psychologist, and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs, who developed the test.
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