Type Dynamics Indicator – TDI

Energise individuals and teams using the world’s most popular personality model

You can explore your personality preferences by taking this questionnaire. Based on Carl Jung’s model of Psychological Type, the TDI® identifies preferences rather than behaviour. This is because behaviour can be strongly influenced by current and past circumstances. A companion questionnaire (the MTR-iTM) can help you understand how you behave in particular circumstances (your role). Hence the TDI® focuses on your underlying preferences and tendencies. Of course, preferences and circumstances interact and so the questionnaires complement each other and allow you to identify how much they align or conflict. Your TDI® report will indicate your preferences across a wide range of areas such as:
communication,team-working, work styles, leadership, learning, career choice, development needs, problem-solving, dealing with conflict, managing change. The wheel shows the link between preferences and most natural behaviours and the MTR-iTM would be a way to describe your behaviour in particular contexts.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

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This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Purchase Your Package

Not sure? Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

The TDI is the hub of the Type Mapping System. It has multiple applications and is widely used in executive team building, leadership development, change management and careers guidance.

The Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®) is the most up-to-date measure of Psychological Type.

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:

  • What attracts and energises us: Extraversion-Introversion;
  • How we see the world: Sensing-Intuition;
  • How we make decisions: Thinking-Feeling;
  • The way we manage the world around us: Judging-Perceiving.

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.

Use to :

explore personal preferences using the model of Psychological Type

Use for :

individual and team development, career guidance

Suitable for :


Duration :

Untimed, typical completion time 15 to 20 minutes

Number of items :

64

Reliability :

0.82 - 0.88

Norms :

Clarity of preference normed against UK sample

Costs :

£28 + VAT (online Admin, Administrator's and Type at Work Reports)

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


Sample Reports

Candidate Sample Report