Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®)

Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®)

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Authors: Elizabeth Murphy and Charles Meisgeier

Purpose To measure children and teenager’s psychological type preferences
Administer To Individuals 8 to 18 years (dependent on reading level and maturity)
Reading/Educational Level: Grades 2-12 (NQF levels 1-4)
Administration Time: 15-20 minutes (54 items)
Scoring Options Own facilitator interface
Publication Date Research version 2013, Revised 2015
HPCSA: To be submitted
Training Compulsory Certification training
Languages English
SA Norms: Not applicable

The Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) is a self-report assessment developed to measure psychological type preferences in children and teenagers. MMTIC results provide educators, administrators, counsellors, parents, teenagers, and children with valuable insights into differences in how they learn and engage in healthy social interactions. Type has profound implications for both early learning success and lifelong personal growth and development.

Assessment Scales

The MMTIC instrument determines preferences on four scales:


Combinations of these preferences result in 16 distinct personality types.

Areas Of Application

Early educational experiences are critical for forming habits that lead to a lifetime of successful learning. Yet children, like adults, have preferred ways of learning. It is important for both teachers and parents to understand the ways in which a child learns best. A student’s motivation and discipline can be enhanced when there is mutual understanding in the classroom. Understanding differences in learning styles may confirm, clarify, or render unnecessary diagnoses of learning disabilities.

Because psychological type is expressly about gathering and processing information (the core elements of learning), understanding the different personality types of children provides an effective and practical method for reaching and helping all students. Results from the MMTIC assessment help each child to learn more about their strengths and stretches and to learn from the differences they find in their friends, teachers and parents – important information that contributes to better self-management and acceptance of others.

Student Benefits

When completing the MMTIC, students gain:

  • Self-understanding
  • Improved academic performance
  • Career and curriculum track exploration
  • Emotional and behavioural growth

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Application Area

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The following software reports are available:

  • The Student Report: reports the four psychological type preferences of the student, as well as the response consistency for each preference. The report includes type specific information related to strengths and stretches, as well as suggestions for studying and working with others.
  • The Verified Report: can be generated after the type verification process has been completed, and used if the student and adult administrator agree that the MMTIC scored results do not accurately reflect the students verified psychological type.
  • The Professional Report: for school counsellors or psychologists, teachers of special needs students, or those adults interested in learning more about the individual development of a particular student.
  • The Professional Verified Type Report: for school counsellors or psychologists, teachers, or adults. This report can be generated after the type verification process has been completed and the student and adult administrator agree that the MMTIC reported type results do not accurately reflect the student's verified psychological type.
  • The Career Report: based on information for each of the 16 personality types. The report helps students narrow their career interests and provides activities and information related to specific opportunities for them to explore, while keeping their type, skills, interests and values in mind.
  • Type Table Report and Classroom Manager: Students' results can be aggregated into a type table showing the distribution of different types for a particular group. Attached to the type table is a list with each student’s name and their response consistency for each preference scale.

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  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
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