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CPP, Inc., is not too happy with you.

Well, maybe not you in particular. Rather, CPP — the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) — is unhappy with recruiters and HR departments who use the MBTI as a selection tool. According to Sherrie Haynie, a consultant for CPP who teaches MBTI certification programs, that’s not what the “test” is meant for at all.

“The MBTI is lumped into what we consider a battery of assessments or tests or tools, and it actually is a standalone tool that is unlike most other assessments that would be used by hiring managers for selection and recruitment,” Haynie says. “The design of the MBTI is strictly for development. It’s strictly for employee development, onboarding, manager development, leadership development, and team development.”

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