It captures the essence of Jung’s original thinking to provide a flexible yet penetrating assessment of a person’s personality. Underlying patterns are revealed by exploring the interaction of four dynamic preferences:
As well as giving a sharp focus on the fundamental preferences, the TDI® is designed to help people identify their most natural style. This is based on the premise that a person may express their personality in different ways in different circumstances. Thus there are often variations between ‘the way it is’ and ‘the way I want’.
The Is/Want comparison was built into the TDI® from the start and marks it apart from all other Type indicators. It also adds immeasurably to the feedback and review process.