Development and Validation of a Short-Form Inventory to Identify Personality Types: The Personality Identity Estimator (PIE)

  •  Gary J. Conti    


The use of personality inventories has been limited because of their cost and the length. To overcome these limitations, this study created the Personality Identity Estimator (PIE), an easy-to-use inventory to estimate personality types that can be used at no cost. PIE is a categorical inventory containing 12 items with 3 items for each of the 4 personality-type dimensions in Jungian theory. A sample of 1,104 was used to create PIE. Validity was established through multivariate analyses using data from the administration of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to 553 of the sample. Reliability was established by test-retest. Consequently, PIE is a new short-form instrument to estimate personality type following Jung’s concept of personality types. PIE can be completed quickly, is easy to score and interpret, and can be used for self-assessment of personality types. PIE can be used to address individual differences, to increase self-awareness, and as an interactive instructional tool. Thus, PIE is a new valid and reliable tool that can be used in both instructional and research settings confidently and at no charge. Permission is granted to use the Personality Identity Estimator in practice and research. A printable copy of PIE is appended.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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