Re: Myers-Briggs Type Instrument
- From: "carole" <hubbca2003@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:34:32 +1100
"Bob Officer" <bobofficers@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:81h4b692rf9lbt8cfkgtkgq8vcd3doc600@xxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 12:00:56 -0700, in misc.health.alternative, Bob
Officer <bobofficers@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just a inquiry,
has anyone here read
The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to
Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand
Ourselves by Annie Murphy Paul?
It seems a great many people are following a herd like mentality
using this test. How accurate is the MBTI and valuable is it really?
The other question is why do different scores come up when the same
person takes the test several weeks or months later?
I hate to follow up myself, but the more I got into reading and
following reference links, The more I am willing to challenge the
theory behind MBTI and the rest of the so called personality type
Look bob, you bloomin' idiot, people are either extroverts or introverts -- we all know that.
Then people are either feelers or thinkers -- and that idea isn't too hard to grasp.
The other preferences are a little more obscure - the N type seems to be more fuzzy logic and concepts, while the S type is more
into rules and regulations.
Then you have the P's and J's -- I've never quite got the grasp of what a P is, but the J is the judger mentality which likes things
summarised and evaluated.
I wouldn't get too hung up on it all -- I know some businesses use it to see which people work best together ie the nearer the types
to each other, the better they get on. However, on the other hand, for a well balanced organisation you need all the different types
as they all play a different role -- the FP's are supposed to make good therapists and teachers.
Oh but then maybe you've run out of things to "debunk" being the good little skeptic that you are.
I reckon you'd be an ESTJ which is pretty objectionable type, full of their own self-importance and prepared to go like a bull at
"Its pretty hard to keep in touch with reality when you see so little of it."
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