Monday, September 10, 2018

The Myers-Briggs Test

I suspect that many of our readers are familiar with this personality test, which tells test-takers into which of four personality types they fall. The seductive part of the test is that the test-taker often believes the test result.

I have long been suspicious of the test. By placing the individual into a category, it limits his or her perception of herself or himself and limits personality growth and a creative growth. Many psychologists agree with me.

From The Ringer, here is an article highly critical of Myers-Briggs. Please read it and see what you think.


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The criticism is well-taken. My analysis: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Assess Learning Style: Type or Stereotype?, 33 Willamette L Rev 261 (1997)

Posted by: Sam Jacobson | Sep 11, 2018 9:50:19 AM

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