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in. But the validity of this personality type indicator is… questionable. Even the Wiki reveals how shaky the foundations are.

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is basically astrology for slightly-less-dumb people. The MBTI was created by two ladies with a rudimentary college education. Katharine Cook Briggs had a degree in Agriculture, and Isabel Briggs Myers seems to have dropped out of college to get married.

What is my age 19
What is my nationaly: I'm scottish
I love: Gentleman
What is my hair: Ash-blond
Languages: Russian
What is my favourite drink: I like mulled wine

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The comforting pseudoscience of the mbti

Whatever you did, at the end of the day you may have felt you really had a handle on this whole Myers-Briggs thing. A little backgroundthe Myers-Briggs indicator was created by a mother and daughter team, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, in the s with the first version of the indicator coming out in the s.

Neither Katharine Cook Briggs nor Isabel Briggs Myers had any, repeat, any certifications in the field of psychology or philosophy, none. This is like me, a writer at Thought Catalogreading up on the works of Albert Einstein then publishing a book where I claim to have built on his ideas. Their belief that personality types are easily identifiable and unchanging flies in the face of everything Jung actually believed about personality types.

Myers briggs is bullshit

Myers-Briggs was initially marketed to be given only to women during World War 2 so that their male bosses could figure out how to best utilize them during the wartime economy. In other words, they were trying to sell the test to the government and made the claim that they could help determine what women would be best in which jobs.

They then ended their relationship with Myers-Briggs. Consulting Psychologists Press is a for profit company.

Then again, newspapers still publish horoscopes every day and Donald Trump is still leading in Republican polls. Entire critiques have been written on this very problem. Myers-Briggs is a relic of pseudo-science from the early to midth century and its been in near continual use since WW2 in some form or fashion.

It has tradition on its side. Why would a Human Resources Director question tradition when their boss is telling them to use the test?

Myers-Briggs is a faith-based indicatornot a fact-based one. Oddly, it seems to me that dedication to Myers-Briggs among many people who take the exam is based on the exact same concept that gets people to take Buzzfeed quizzes. They want to be told who they are. They want to see how they compare to others. This is an impulse borne of insecurity and Myers-Briggs makes the promise to do away with that insecurity and tell you the truth.

One thing and one thing only, getting you to think about how you felt about and approached problem solving in the past, making you question yourself. You know what else is useful in the same way?

Thinking about your decisions and reactions. These words are for us all. Beyond Worthyby Jacqueline Whitney.

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