I want to reprint, modify, adapt, or translate the MBTI® instrument. Do I need permission?
Yes, permission is required. You may submit a written request to CPP. Please contact CPP’s Permissions Coordinator to obtain the proper forms and fee schedule. Permission requests are processed on a first come first served basis and may take six to eight weeks to complete. Permissions granted by CPP carry a fee that is based on the quantity of modified, adapted, or translated copies required. In addition to a permission fee, all permission agreements are subject to a processing fee.
I want to include the MBTI® instrument in the appendix of my published work (dissertation, book, article, etc.). How do I get a copy for this purpose? Do I need permission?
You may not include a copy of any of CPP’s instruments in your thesis, dissertation, or other publication. However, you may include sample items if you first obtain permission from CPP. To request the appropriate forms to obtain permission to include sample items in your published work, contact CPP’s Permissions Coordinator. CPP has pre-selected sample items it provides for inclusion in theses, dissertations, and other publications. The practice of using sample items both allows you to use certain sample items while at the same time protecting CPP’s intellectual property.
I would like to use information from your website. Do I need permission?
We do not give permission to copy or download materials from our website. However, if you use the information on our website as the basis for a summary or report that you write yourself, you do not need permission. We would appreciate having our website acknowledged as a source for information about the MBTI instrument, however. The Foundation website was created in 2003 and you would cite the source as:
Myers & Briggs Foundation. (2003). xxx (name of whatever section you are referencing). Retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.myersbriggs.org/rest of URL for section cited.