If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Washington Post)   If your Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ, that means you're introverted, intuitive, thinking, and will probably judge this article to be full of shiat   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 20
    More: Interesting, Myers-Briggs, personality types, gold standard, Jung, Sigmund Freud, McKinsey  
•       •       •

13707 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Dec 2012 at 8:42 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-12-16 10:14:36 AM  
5 votes:

LordOfThePings: May as well use a mood ring.


My wife has a mood ring. When she's in a good mood its blue. When she's in a bad mood it leaves red marks on my forehead.
2012-12-16 09:07:04 AM  
5 votes:
Yah, what crapola. I never hung with the MBTI crowd. And whenever I was asked what my type was (job interviews included, fark that!), I'd tell them I'm an ESPN cuz I like to watch sports on TV. It was fun to watch them try to decipher it, and then the light go on over their pointy little heads.
2012-12-16 09:06:35 AM  
3 votes:

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.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.


Pffft! Typical Gemini
2012-12-16 08:56:03 AM  
3 votes:
www.bouldertherapist.com

/INTJ
//Pretty accurate for me, as far as I can tell
2012-12-16 11:40:53 AM  
2 votes:
INTP here. Does that mean I have to believe the article?
Sorry, five pages. Bored now. If only some could put it in terms I could understand. Maybe add pon--

oh
i.imgur.com
2012-12-16 09:22:46 AM  
2 votes:

Mjeck: 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.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.

Pffft! Typical Gemini



I am not a Gemini; I've never had two guys inside me at once.

i105.photobucket.com
2012-12-16 09:04:00 AM  
2 votes:

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.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.


I have a vague memory of once seeing an article titled
"Meyers-Briggs and Other Astrologies" but I can't remember where.

I always wanted to cross Myers lemons with Briggs lemons and invent a fruit with 16 possible flavor profiles.
2012-12-16 08:52:45 AM  
2 votes:
Where does UFIA fall?
2012-12-16 04:38:34 PM  
1 votes:

Karma Crusade: my extraverted clinical psychologist professor


It's not easy being extra green.
2012-12-16 03:27:42 PM  
1 votes:
A myers-briggs thread?!?! WOOHOO!!

I love this shiat. It's totally spot-on if you take the tests right (no thinking, just instinctual answers). That being said, I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell you, that there are people on fark discrediting something based on little more than their snarky, know-it-all hipster attitudes.

"I was in to MB before it was a thing, now, it's all about the big 5 or whatever. There's no way to score the big 5, and it's only 5 categories rather than 16. And I know the 16 categories have percentage breakdowns, which leave room for an infinite matrix of personality combinations and resulting demeanors, but it's too mainstream now, so eff myers briggs"

Sounds like some ESFJ shiat to me. You emotional nutbags.

/INTP! FTW!
2012-12-16 01:22:17 PM  
1 votes:

clyph: Tigger: It's not the 'gold standard of personality tests.' It's a bunch of Freudian horseshiat that the entire psychological community has discredited.
Psychology is ALL pseudo-scientific horseshiat.


No it isn't. A lot of it works just fine for classifying certain types of people and mental illnesses.

Interestingly enough, I've always found that people who are the most rabid haters of psychology and psychologists usually have some serious mental problems.
2012-12-16 12:13:12 PM  
1 votes:

clyph: at it's worst


Apostrophe placement at its worst.
2012-12-16 12:11:43 PM  
1 votes:
OK actually read the article and I had no idea the test was used like that. That is a stupid thing to do. Personality comes down to neural structures in the brain and hormonal balances in the brain. Neither of these things are fixed. Brain chemistry especially is, well, fluid. Look at how we treat depression, for example. We shock the brain through chemicals and then use therapy to physically alter how the brain works, instilling new more positive pathways in the brain.

I can see why people have an issue with the test. From the article's information it sounds like they are massively abusing the notion of personality tests. Obviously I've never worked somewhere that uses it, and probably I would quit if I knew that corporate policy was built around such nonsense. It's equivalent to preferentially hiring Asians because you think they are good at math.
2012-12-16 10:09:36 AM  
1 votes:
DIAF here
2012-12-16 09:53:02 AM  
1 votes:
I'm an INFP. My therapist says that probably means I need prescription meds.
2012-12-16 09:35:18 AM  
1 votes:
If Cybill took the test would she hit all 16 combinations?

16x16 could be a lifetime of work.
2012-12-16 09:30:48 AM  
1 votes:
I think 85% of Farkers are INTJ.

all numbers pulled directly from my ass
2012-12-16 09:16:51 AM  
1 votes:

Alleyoop: Myers-Briggs is very useful in getting me the job I want. I just study the job requirements and answer this silly test accordingly.

/and slightly alter my name to make the numerologists happy
//and don't disclose (or alter) age, gender, and race to throw off the affirmative action idiots
///finding out the team that the boss likes would have me buying a little team pin down at the local truck-stop
////no need to manipulate, just let others do it to themselves


Well, you're certainly cut out for a particular kind of work. The problem is that you're going to end up unhappy wherever you go, because you're not finding job that fits you, you're contorting yourself to get a job.

What are you doing with yourself these days, Mr. Romney?
2012-12-16 08:47:29 AM  
1 votes:
I'm INTJ, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

No, just kidding, I think they're full of shiat.
2012-12-16 05:19:42 AM  
1 votes:
Um, 5 pages! Do you really expect the average farker to read that? And what does it have to with INTJ?

/INTP here
 
Displayed 20 of 20 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report