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2013-01-09 12:55:24 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: doloresonthedottedline: mongbiohazard: Horoscopes and Myers-Briggs tests too. My old company loved them, and I worked there for years so I ended up taking the Myers-Briggs test at least 4 times.... and got 4 different answers. So I pretty much put the Myers-Briggs test in the same category as horoscopes - answers given to you which are written vaguely enough to apply to most people.

Myers-Briggs is actually pretty useful. Just measures the way you think and react to things, doesn't try to claim anything about your personality necessarily.

Results change over time and can change based on how stressed you are. When I first found it and took it I was between three. Forgot it for years, took again, and now I consistently get one.

Or I should say: the different types it specifies are clear and detailed enough to be useful and specifically fit individuals. That doesn't mean the tests are solid. Some try to get too particular about habits and interests which just doesn't work.


The 16 different types it specifies are detailed enough to specifically fit individuals? So there are exactly 16 personalities in the world, not 17, and everybody's one of them?
 
2013-01-09 12:55:29 PM  

Keeve: Sorry I'm a Taurus. We're not superstitious.


My moon is rising in the 7th house, waxing towards the... nah, I can't do it. It's all just boshat. Come on, join me in my laughter.
 
2013-01-09 12:57:04 PM  

Koodz: The 16 different types it specifies are detailed enough to specifically fit individuals? So there are exactly 16 personalities in the world, not 17, and everybody's one of them?


Track down the author and offer your expertise. Surely you can afford an extra ounce of credibility to this otherwise wholly credible and respectable project.
 
2013-01-09 12:58:24 PM  
"This week you will come to realize something you forgot about, and it will look twice at the elderly and infirmed. If this doesn't make sense, it will as your day goes on."

I can't help but feel this is some poorly formed riddle. Is it the cat? Did I forget to feed the cat and now it's eyeing up grandpa?
 
2013-01-09 01:00:37 PM  
Mine started with, "You should know that your Uranus is waxing."

So obviously true, I got shivers.
 
2013-01-09 01:03:41 PM  

Buttknuckle: Yeah, but at least fortune cookies still work.

IN BED!!
 
2013-01-09 01:05:42 PM  

Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: Mine started with, "You should know that your Uranus is waxing."

So obviously true, I got shivers.


Waxing Uranus? That's gotta hurt!
 
2013-01-09 01:06:19 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: doloresonthedottedline: mongbiohazard: Horoscopes and Myers-Briggs tests too. My old company loved them, and I worked there for years so I ended up taking the Myers-Briggs test at least 4 times.... and got 4 different answers. So I pretty much put the Myers-Briggs test in the same category as horoscopes - answers given to you which are written vaguely enough to apply to most people.

Myers-Briggs is actually pretty useful. Just measures the way you think and react to things, doesn't try to claim anything about your personality necessarily.

Results change over time and can change based on how stressed you are. When I first found it and took it I was between three. Forgot it for years, took again, and now I consistently get one.

Or I should say: the different types it specifies are clear and detailed enough to be useful and specifically fit individuals. That doesn't mean the tests are solid. Some try to get too particular about habits and interests which just doesn't work.



Fail.

Lunch must have really changed my personality, because two of those tests were done on the same day.

The fact about Myers-Briggs is that it was created by a housewife and her daughter with no psychological training in their livingroom on flash cards after they read a bunch of Carl Jung and got inspired. Yah, rly. It is nothing more than pseudo-scientific hokum with no real value.

People read in to the results what they WANT to see, because they are vague enough to apply to pretty much anyone. Just like a horoscope.
 
2013-01-09 01:06:35 PM  
Joan Quigley begs to differ with you subby

www.robertphoenix.com
 
2013-01-09 01:08:28 PM  

offmymeds: Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: Mine started with, "You should know that your Uranus is waxing."

So obviously true, I got shivers.

Waxing Uranus? That's gotta hurt!


Makes me say, "Ouch!" like, a Brazillian times.

/so ashamed
 
2013-01-09 01:13:27 PM  
The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.
 
2013-01-09 01:15:07 PM  

ohdoublereally: The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.



That's confirmation bias at work. The truth is people in general are pretty consistently jerks. We like to pretend otherwise though.
 
2013-01-09 01:30:22 PM  

mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.


That's confirmation bias at work. The truth is people in general are pretty consistently jerks. We like to pretend otherwise though.


No, it's back stabbing psychopaths at work, and especially at work. And it's not the truth that people in general are jerks. So that's where your theory falls to the ground.
 
2013-01-09 01:37:08 PM  

ohdoublereally: mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.


That's confirmation bias at work. The truth is people in general are pretty consistently jerks. We like to pretend otherwise though.

No, it's back stabbing psychopaths at work, and especially at work. And it's not the truth that people in general are jerks. So that's where your theory falls to the ground.



If you say so, jerk.
 
2013-01-09 01:41:35 PM  
CSB

My dad, a professor, in his classes would print out personality types based the astrological signs. Each student got their respected signs. He would then ask how many it fit their personality. Most would raise their hands and agree theirs fit. He would then tell them to switch papers with a neighbor and all the papers had the exact same thing written on them.
 
2013-01-09 01:51:03 PM  
It is true that your Jupiter is showing, which means that you should consider people who are Taurus who are likely the sign where you'll find the most comfort, over the long haul. Today is your now. Do it. Find something that fulfills you and go with it.

Who the fark wrote these, Dr. Zoidberg?
 
2013-01-09 01:58:07 PM  

sovah: Who the fark wrote these, Dr. Zoidberg?


Still a doctor!
 
2013-01-09 01:59:37 PM  

wildstarr: CSB

My dad, a professor, in his classes would print out personality types based the astrological signs. Each student got their respected signs. He would then ask how many it fit their personality. Most would raise their hands and agree theirs fit. He would then tell them to switch papers with a neighbor and all the papers had the exact same thing written on them.


Your dad was Dr. Forer?
 
2013-01-09 02:08:58 PM  
Now is the time that you will uncover something you never knew you deserved, and it will force you to remember things gone by. Consider what you will do about this.

I like this one. Because it seems to say I will uncover something I deserve but not knowingly know I deserve it. So how will I knowingly know what I deserve what I not knowingly know I deserve. Then it will somehow force me to remember something I knowingly know without knowing know that I was forced to remember something.

Oh fark it! Back to games!
Oh look, an epic drop! This reminds of the time I got that other epic drop.... damn it!
 
2013-01-09 02:09:46 PM  
"Your wise advice is that soon you will uncover something from your childhood, such as a stuffed animal, toy or keepsake, and it will make you rethink things. You are a strong, sexy beast, so just get serious and make it happen."

That's exactly what I tell myself every morning... I am a strong, sexy beast...
 
2013-01-09 02:13:06 PM  
We needed proof?
 
2013-01-09 02:17:14 PM  
Pisces. Sign of the big mouth. First one to call out in any group.

/Obscure?
//Anybody?
 
2013-01-09 02:21:21 PM  
I always like the Douglas Adams bit where he talked about the editor of the newspaper who didn't like someone who was an Aquarian. He published such ugly things for the Aquarius horoscope, that the paper lost one twelfth of it's readership.
 
2013-01-09 02:36:24 PM  

Nestchick: Mine was all about getting a big raise at work and getting along with my coworkers.
I haven't worked since May 2011.


Yes, I love the horoscopes that say things like, "You will find a pleasant surprise at work today" and "Use your great negotiating skills to make inroads at work today," when I'm so chronically underemployed that I don't need to leave the house for days at a time.
But my horoscope tells me that "There will be a stranger bearing good news tonight." Where? In my TV? Because those "get rich just by owning a computer!" ads didn't pan out as well as I expected.

Phno: That's exactly what I tell myself every morning... I am a strong, sexy beast...


cdn2-b.examiner.com

Indeed you are. And a fine actor, to boot.
 
2013-01-09 03:12:32 PM  

brianbankerus: Koodz: The 16 different types it specifies are detailed enough to specifically fit individuals? So there are exactly 16 personalities in the world, not 17, and everybody's one of them?

Track down the author and offer your expertise. Surely you can afford an extra ounce of credibility to this otherwise wholly credible and respectable project.


After one semester of Personality Psychology I was quite certain that there's no such thing as a personality.

Seriously, the MBTI is completely discredited. I wouldn't work for an employer that uses it.
 
2013-01-09 03:19:05 PM  

Koodz: Seriously, the MBTI is completely discredited. I wouldn't work for an employer that uses it.


In this economy??? I would. I'd even work for a Christian.
 
2013-01-09 03:38:07 PM  
Once there was this girl I was dating who liked to believe in Astrology. We ate at a chinese restauraunt one day and was reading the Chinese Zodiac paper mats on the table. She started about how dumb it was that everyone born in a particular year could all be exactly the same. I came back with "Of course it's stupid! Everyone knows it's roughly by the month!" She glared at me...

\Nothing for a month afterward
 
2013-01-09 03:56:27 PM  

sharpie_69: ...waits for PsyChick...


Ooh! My name has a Y now!

/Not sure what you want me to say in this thread, though. I mean, yeah, I can point out that Subby's either an idiot talking to people who read horoscopes for the lulz and assuming they THINK IT'S REAL ZOMG!!!1! or an asshole atheist stereotype trying to talk people out of a religious belief, but I'm having too much fun playing with the horoscope generator to care.
 
2013-01-09 06:01:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: Horoscopes and Myers-Briggs tests too. My old company loved them, and I worked there for years so I ended up taking the Myers-Briggs test at least 4 times.... and got 4 different answers. So I pretty much put the Myers-Briggs test in the same category as horoscopes - answers given to you which are written vaguely enough to apply to most people.


This is the thing that gives you four characters as a result, right? Like INTJ or whatever? I remember seeing it on Usenet sigs back in the day, probably as a badge of geekiness, much as modern geeks try to justify their poor social skills with claims of Aspergers.

If it is, then WTF? Why is your employer doing this to you and why are you allowing them to do it to you?

And it's stupid anyway, first hit for Myers-Briggs test is here, and contains questions such as:

You like to be engaged in an active and fast-paced job
You are more interested in a general idea than in the details of its realization
It's difficult to get you excited
You trust reason rather than feelings


All with yes/no options. To expect someone to boil down such open questions to yes or no is idiotic.

/But men are from Mars, women are from Venus and pop-psychology is from Uranus.
 
2013-01-09 06:35:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.


That's confirmation bias at work. The truth is people in general are pretty consistently jerks. We like to pretend otherwise though.

No, it's back stabbing psychopaths at work, and especially at work. And it's not the truth that people in general are jerks. So that's where your theory falls to the ground.


If you say so, jerk.


I Lol'd. So you must be an Aquarius. They're funny.
 
2013-01-09 06:57:22 PM  
Of course they're a joke, but I still read them for novelty/entertainment/whatever. I remember one day not too long ago, my general horoscope said "today is a great day to find love" while my love horoscope said "today is a bad day to look for love." Same website BTW.
 
2013-01-09 07:15:39 PM  

ohdoublereally: mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: mongbiohazard: ohdoublereally: The only thing that gives me the slightest reason to think there might be something to astrology is Scorpios are consistently such jerks.


That's confirmation bias at work. The truth is people in general are pretty consistently jerks. We like to pretend otherwise though.

No, it's back stabbing psychopaths at work, and especially at work. And it's not the truth that people in general are jerks. So that's where your theory falls to the ground.


If you say so, jerk.

I Lol'd. So you must be an Aquarius. They're funny.



Gemini. A friend of mine decided she "knew" what sign I was when she met me. She guessed every single sign but Gemini.
 
2013-01-09 10:54:30 PM  

mongbiohazard: Gemini. A friend of mine decided she "knew" what sign I was when she met me. She guessed every single sign but Gemini.


Huh. You don't seem like a Gemini. Your sun sign is probably Aquarius.
 
2013-01-10 02:12:02 AM  

The-Brain: We needed proof?


No shiat.
 
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