Cook Briggs (1875-1968) came from an academic family, gaining her tertiary
qualifications from what later became the University of Michigan. She had many
stories and articles published under various names in periodicals and magazines.
Through her interest in biography she developed an interest in individual
differences. She constructed a personality model from her own research,
commenced in 1917 after meeting her daughter Isabel's boyfriend Clarence (Chief)
aside this research after reading Jung's book Psychological Types
1923, considering his model to be superior. The respected periodical New
Republic published two articles of Katharine's on type: Meet
Yourself_Using the Personality Paint Box in 1926 and Up From Barbarism
in 1928, to no overt response. She read all of Jung's available works and
corresponded with him intermittently, meeting him briefly in 1937, accompanied
by her daughter.