APTi Ethical Standards for All Users of Psychological Type

4. Type attributes are not the same as skills or competencies, and type information by itself is not an appropriate basis for selecting, weeding out, or promoting individuals.

Having a preference and having a type pattern are not the same as having skills.  Like talents or muscles, type attributes need to be exercised and developed before we can use them skillfully. Our life circumstances may or may not have supported developing our Best-Fit Type. Also, our type pattern does not prevent us from having “atypical” skills. For example, demands of work, or personal interests, can lead us to develop skills outside those usually associated with our type. Because of these factors, psychological type is not predictive of competencies or skills.

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