Advantages for Students

Students get inspired as understanding of type helps them learn to accept themselves and others in a positive way. This self-knowledge leads to better performance in academics, and reveals healthy strategies for managing their behavior and reducing conflicts in relationships.

The theory of psychological type is about the development of healthy personality. Results from the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) assessment provide students with new awareness of their strengths and stretches, and the differences they might have with friends, teachers and parents. In addition to being a fun exploration of personality type, the MMTIC experience yields better self-management and gives young people valuable tools for personal growth and lifelong learning.


Students taking the MMTIC personality type assessment gain insight into:

  • Approaches for positive interaction with friends, classmates, teachers, siblings and parents
  • Reasons why some tasks are more enjoyable and easier to do than others (strengths and stretches)
  • Strategies for more effective studying
  • Ways to stay focused and energized when faced with challenging tasks
  • Managing stress

Academic Performance

The MMTIC assessment identifies a young person's preferred methods for collecting and processing information and making decisions. When individual personality type preferences are known by both the student and teacher, improvements can be made in many areas, such as:

  • Test preparation for standardized exams
  • Working on team assignments
  • Tailoring independent homework assignments
  • Learning to manage deadlines
  • Improving study habits
  • Approaching homework assignments from a broader perspective
  • Managing stress

Career and Curriculum Track Exploration

The MMTIC assessment provides a solid basis for:

  • Exploring career interests and potential job selections
  • Determining a path for college preparatory courses, or other post high school alternatives
  • Effective study protocols for the SAT and other standardized tests. (There are many books and informational resources on the topic of psychological type and career choice, including Looking at Type® : Your Career)
  • Managing stress

Emotional and Behavioral Growth

The MMTIC personality type assessment promotes awareness of and appreciation for diversity. Awareness of type differences helps:

  • Bridge communication and conflict issues with other children and adults
  • Develop appropriate self-management techniques when outside forces are creating difficult situations
  • Establish personal goals and develop future plans
  • Provide a framework for helping kids as they transition through the phases of child development
  • Managing stress

Note: School advisors and counselors can order an MMTIC® Professional Report to gain a better understanding of an individual student's behavioral and and/or academic challenges.