APTi Ethical Standards: Additional Guidelines for Type Practitioners

14. Represent your expertise accurately.

Know your limits and do not go beyond them.

Psychological type is a tool that is useful in many settings, including organizational consulting, psychological counseling, career exploration, life coaching, education, and spiritual direction. Each of these professions has its own rules about who is qualified to practice; training and licensing requirements vary from state to state.

Because type touches on virtually every aspect of life, if you are known as someone who “uses type,” you may be asked (or tempted) to apply your knowledge outside your area of expertise. Ethical professionals know their boundaries and are prepared to recommend a variety of resources, including other professionals, when people make such requests.

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