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Type Dynamic Indicator – TDI

What is a Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®):


Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®) at a glance:

Use to: explore personal preferences using the model of Psychological Type

Use for: individual and team development, career guidance and anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of themselves

Timing: Untimed, typical completion time 15 to 20 minutes

Number of items: TDI® – 64 items

Reports: Administrator’s data report and range of narrative reports (developed for your specific outcomes/ needs)


The TDI is a psychometric test which will identify how people adapt to the challenges of everyday life. It invites a person to explore their view of themselves, their underlying needs and the direction for personal development.

This innovative psychometric tool uses the “Is/Want” process to help you to understand the current situation – “is” and how you would like it to be “want”. It will focus on your current preference and the image we have of our “ideal self”. This unlocks the stories we tell about ourselves to get to the core of how we have become who we are. The TDI is not a labeling device but a way to explore the different sides to our personality.

This allows a qualified guidance coach to open up an analytical discussion to help you to focus on current obstacle and how to overcome these and progress.

Benefits of TDI:

The Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®) is an innovative assessment tool offering you:

  • A more penetrating exploration and understanding of your Personality/Psychological Profile and how it effects your daily and work life
  • Increases your personal effectiveness by providing you with a framework which allows you to understand your current behavior patterns and allows you to become more flexible by acknowledging these trends;
  • Increases interpersonal effectiveness which will allow you to develop your performance within teams by introducing an understanding of your communication methods;
  • Facilitates a comprehensive career development and guidance information match, which will allow you to make more effective career choices through exploring how personal preferences relating to careers and specific job roles;
  • The online assessment is simple to fill in with an attractive design to aid motivation and completion;
  • This is a truly Jungian approach to preference and development; which results in a more penetrating exploration of your Psychological Type;

What is Personality and how understanding can help you:

Our personality influences how we do things – interact with others, plan our work, use our leisure time and tackle problems to name but a few. Because of its wide-ranging effects, understanding personality is central to our self-awareness and development.

We are unique individuals because of our personality. Some people do not like the idea of ‘measuring’ personality because they believe every person is unique, but so do most psychologists who develop personality assessments! Try asking yourself these questions:

  • Do you think of yourself as unique?
  • Do you share some characteristics with other people you know?

The chances are that you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions; we can be both unique and yet share characteristics with others. Theories of personality tend to describe what is common between people. Personality assessments then describe how individuals vary along these common dimensions.

The personality questionnaire (the Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®)) available through our website, [1] looks at your preferences or how you are likely to react and behave in different circumstances. It is based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung, whose theories are behind the most widely used personality assessments in the world.

Increasingly employers at all levels, but especially graduate employers, want you to have a range of skills in addition to your academic qualifications. Employers will differ in what they look for, but the following are likely to be high on their list:

  • team-working
  • adaptability
  • communication skills
  • decision-making
  • ability to influence others
  • leadership
  • interpersonal skills
  • creativity
  • learning
  • problem-solving
  • motivation

Your personality will impact on all of these areas. Understanding more about your personality will help you to recognise the way in which you are likely to approach different situations and those where you might have to change your preferences to work more effectively. It is important to remember that personality assessments look at how you typically behave or what your usual preferences are. When necessary we can all change our behaviour; this may just take a little work and conscious effort. The reports will feedback all relevant information to allow you to consciously make these decisions.

[1] The tests can also be administered on paper format depending on your preference

Advanced analysis and reporting:

Each version of the TDI® comes with a range of report options. Detailed analysis of item-level responses allows in-depth, data-rich reports of preference to be generated for advanced interpretation.  A range of narrative reports are also available, supporting both experienced type users and respondents through the exploration of their type preferences and their application to areas such as work, learning and career development.

Our online system gives you the option of using the TDI®at a time that suits your development needs, as well as controlling which reports are produced and who receives them.

Click here if you wish to take the Type Dynamic Indicator – TDI Test

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