Sid_6.7: Memoryalpha: Myers-Briggs, Keirsey, et al, are no better than astrology when it comes to accurate assessment of personality traits. You can use random numbers to generate answers and still get a perfectly applicable description of anyone's personality for any of those tests.It's about how you tend to act repeatedly over a period of time.
ChubbyTiger: FuturePastNow: XveryYpettyZ: dbirchall: Tigger: Yes.Two farking decades ago.I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...Why would somebody brag about being INTJ?I recall a TF Discussion thread where subby asked people to take the test (well, I recall many such threads). Around 50% of the posters in the thread scored as INTJ, which is supposedly 1-4% of the population. lulzAnd the rest of us were INTP. Farkers are a strange bunch.
Samwise Gamgee: Those who are comparing MBTI to astrology and the like are way off-base....I don't think anyone would dispute the nature of the four scales and deny that they describe something about a person's temperament, and I doubt most people here would argue that statistical analysis isn't useful, so I find it irritating how many people dismiss it out of hand and call it astrology, etc. I imagine those of you who feel that way simply don't know enough about it, or maybe psychology in general.
FloydA: The notion that all people can be sorted into just 16 types by the Myers-Briggs test is just as reasonable, logical, and well-supported as the notion that we can all be sorted into 12 types by our zodiac signs.
Karma Crusade: my extraverted clinical psychologist professor
bikkurikun: INTP Personality is Best Personality
giftedmadness: So people are rated based on their percentile on the 5 traits? I think it's a little easier to put people into 16 categories than in infinite categories. After taking this new Big Five test, how do you know anything about yourself? Who decodes it?
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