APTi Ethical Standards: Additional Guidelines for Type Practitioners

16. Use correct references to psychological type assessments.

Refer to any assessment associated with psychological type as an instrument, assessment, inventory, questionnaire or survey, but do not call it a “test.” The word “test” implies that there are right and wrong answers, or normal and abnormal results, or some sort of “best” outcome.

Do not refer to other instruments as the MBTI®. Instead, refer to them by their names.

Honor copyrighted and trademarked intellectual property by using the appropriate ® or ™ symbol. In printed materials, you need only use it for the first mention of the instrument, publication, etc. However, online the custom is to use the symbol with every mention.

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