Type & Culture Research

expatsmbti-research-results_60_tableI'm looking for

adult expats, repats, international assignees, accompanying partners, students, retirees, love-pats, and anyone living and working for at least 12 months outside of their home culture to help me with research. If you are one of those people, and if you know your confirmed best-fit Myers-Briggs Type result, please help me by answering 5 quick questions. If you don't know your MBTI(r) Type, you'll find some options in the FAQ for how to get it.

The goal is

to set up a database with thousands of entries and explore a) how different nationalities express their different personality types, and b) how our personality type preferences influence our adaptation to other cultures.

Answer these 5 questions to add your voice.

Here's where we are so far: 60 respondents, 53 usable

Obviously, we need some more MEN and some more ISFJs, ISFPs, and ESFJs expats, so if you know anyone, please share this survey with them. Thanks!




I will continue to collect data until all types are equally well represented, and hold follow-up interviews with those who give me permission to contact them. I have 5 interviews completed and transcribed (cheers, guys!) four of which NT and one SJ, so I'll be looking for Temperament-related language as well. I'll be using the Grounded Theory method, i.e. doing a lot of comparison and coding of what the experiences may describe from a type perspective. I was accepted as a speaker at the 2013 Association for Psychological Type Conference in Miami and look forward to sharing an update there! Participants who share their email address will receive a copy of the presentation as a thank you for their time.

I can't do this without you. Thank you for your help.

Find the survey at http://www.eSurveysPro.com/Survey.aspx?id=f3bd5d33-d0da-4d17-8ede-fa1add1b28c5  and please share www.expatsmbti.com with everyone you know who lives or has lived abroad and knows their Type.