The Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Oh and don’t forget understanding context is almost more important than “personality”.

Very thoughtful post via Seth’s Posterous.

From reviewing the literature, I do find one common theme among mainstream psychotherapists where the use of the MBTI is advised, and that’s as a conversation starter. It’s a fine way to give people a quick snapshot of what their strengths and weaknesses might be, and of those with whom they interact. To get the dialog going, this is a perfectly valid tool. But as a tool for making career decisions, relationship decisions, or psychiatric assessment, no. Although it would be nice to have a magically easy self-analysis tool that can make your decisions for you and be your crystal ball, the Myers-Briggs test is not it. It is interesting and it does have value as a starting point for meaningful dialog, but that’s where the line should be drawn.

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16. September 2010 by Miguel Barbosa
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