APTi Ethical Standards for All Users of Psychological Type

1. Present personality types, preferences, styles, temperaments, etc. as normal differences. Avoid bias or stereotyping; demonstrate a balanced respect for all types.

Bias is an unavoidable part of being human. Our natural modes of perception and judgment frame what we consider important. When others focus their attention differently, we may think that they are approaching things “the wrong way.” One of the gifts of using a type framework is that it gives us the ability to recognize and appreciate such differences. However, our own perspective easily colors the way we think and speak about the different types. For ethical use of psychological type and all associated assessment tools and methods, we must make the effort to own our biases and to provide fair, balanced and evidence- based descriptions of type patterns. Without such care, we can easily convey that some types are better than others.

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