What is the TCI?

The TCI is one of the most advanced and widely used personality tests in the world. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, the Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetics and Director of the Center for Well-Being at Washington University of St. Louis developed the TCI in the 1980s. Since then, longitudinal studies on the TCI have examined the genetic, neurobiological, and developmental underpinnings of human personality. Based on this solid research foundation, the TCI can be used by individuals or by professionals to guide treatment, coaching, or interventions, or simply as a diagnostic tool.

If you are interested in finding out more about the TCI, please visit the TCI page on the Center for Well-Being website. 

Anthropedia has partnered with the Center for Well-Being at Washington University to facilitate the transmission and dissemination of the TCI. 


Training on the TCI

Anthropedia offers training on the TCI for researchers, clinicians, and coaches.  We are now offering an online training for researchers. Researchers who complete this training will be provided access to our new TCI online system. This training is also interesting for clinicians, but to use the TCI in clinical practice will require more extensive training.

We are currently developing an exciting new training for clinicians who are interested in using the TCI. This training will introduce clinicians to the full potential of the TCI as a part of an integrative mental health care approach. This certification program will show how to use the TCI to guide treatment, and how to move a client beyond the management of symptoms towards the true resolution of causes of mental illness.


Those who have completed training on the use of the TCI can access the online system with the button below.