What’s YOUR type?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world: approximately 1.5 million people take it each year, and it is used across businesses and universities to assist in training and hiring processes. The test uses 93 questions to sort people into one of sixteen categories, and it was originally invented by mother-daughter double act, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers, to help people choose jobs appropriate to their personality type.[1]

You can take the Myers-Briggs personality test for free at (or click HERE) and let us know on social media what YOUR type is, in preparation for our next event.

Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Book Tickets

[1] Bahar Gholipour, ‘How Accurate is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test?’, (2019). Available, accessed 30/05/2019.


David Jones as visual artist

Although Cardiff BookTalk is focussing on his writing in In Parenthesis, David Jones was also a talented visual artist. This was the subject of a recent exhibition at Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives: It is also discussed brilliantly by Fiona MacCarthy in the following article: