Do you feel more energized when you are with other people or alone?

Do you tend to notice the details or the big picture?

Do you make decisions more with your head or your heart?

Do you like to plan in advance or go with the flow?

Your answers to these questions represent your innate personality, according to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the leading personality assessment tool in the world. The MBTI is based on the research of psychoanalyst Carl Jung, who first theorized that individuals are born with a personality type that is independent of culture, circumstance or family influence. The MBTI tool assesses innate type, and does not measure intelligence, aptitude or maturity. 

Verifying your MBTI personality type requires a consult with a Certified Practitioner.  Collegiate Gateway provides in-depth MBTI assessment and interpretation. For high school and college students, knowing your personality type can help you understand your strengths and challenges, as well as your preferred styles of learning, conflict management, leadership, teamwork, and personal relationships.

Collegiate Gateway also administers and interprets the Strong Interest Inventory, which provides insights into an individual’s academic, career and leisure interests.  The combined knowledge from the MBTI and Strong assessments provides students with a powerful tool to reach their potential.  Collegiate Gateway works closely with clients to integrate the knowledge gleaned about personality and interests to help guide clients to tap into their strengths, preferences and interests to achieve their goals.

Your unique MBTI type represents your preferences on four personality scales: There are 16 unique personality types that result from the interaction of these four dimensions.  Each type has a unique way of seeing the world and interacting with the world, with correspondingly different interests, reactions, values, motivations and skills.

Preference Scale


Extraversion or Introversion

Source of Energy and Stimulation

Sensing or Intuition

Ways of Perceiving and Taking in Information

Thinking or Feeling

Ways of Deciding and Evaluating Information

Judgment or Perception

Lifestyle Preferences: Judgment or Perception