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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Well if all of that is/were true, the "farce" is/would still be cheaper.
    Well, the truth is you get what you pay for.

    But here, at least, almost any university will provide a psychologist for free.

    And here also, any government health clinic will provide a psychologist for free.

    And here most hospitals will provide a psychologist for free.

    Also here, you can attend a psychologist of your choice, and if you have a low income, most of the fee will be paid by the government.

    No, people believe in MBTI because it provides all the benefits and all the traps of a cult.

    MBTI is a superstition. And the world is full of the superstitious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post

    And yeah MBTI is not the most accurate tool, but it may, just as books or any spawn of the human mind, be a source of inspiration.
    While trying to have such a wide approach is bound to lead to inconsistencies and gross generalisations it is still a good gateway to other, more specific psychological studies.
    MBTI has the same truth value as astrology, or alchemy, or phlogiston.

    MBTI is not a tool at all, it is a belief dressed up as science just like Social Darwinism or Lysenkosim, or eugenics, Christian Science, Creationism or Scientology.

    MBTI is meant to deceive those who want to be deceived.

    And those who want to be deceived lack all dignity.

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    And when you're done with all the fancy poetry. What about trying some inductive reasoning?
    Keeping it open ended, you poets seem to love endless horizons. (and unicorns)
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    And when you're done with all the fancy poetry. What about trying some inductive reasoning?
    Keeping it open ended, you poets seem to love endless horizons. (and unicorns)
    And finally, those without dignity resort to insults.

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    I'm curious as to why you participate here, Victor, if you feel this way about MBTI.



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    He likes listening to the sound of his own voice.

    Let's face it, the only people who ever thought poetry was the way to access any kind of relevant information or understanding were .. poets. And while I'm sure it must be a real firework show down in his limbic system it doesn't really impress me much.

    Passing judgment for the sake of rhymes, always stating things as absolute and calling everybody else judgmental.
    Loving the sound of his own voice yet telling others to look up and see how the world really is.

    For once, make sense. And when the audience keeps quiet, don't assume it's because they agree. Maybe the room's just empty.

    Thanks for trashing the thread victor.
    My compliments.

    If anybody feels like backing victor, I'd be glad to see studies showing low correlations between functions and behavior for example.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    I think of it as a adjunct to understanding. As any system, it isn't all good or all bad, but rather a useful tool to quick assessment.

    Then one turns to real life to see what fits and what doesn't in any individual case.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Yeah ofc, that's why I think people whose behavior\function doesn't fit type should just try something else if they're looking for accuracy.

    But mbti is still based on groups of people whose answers and behaviors were correlated enough to make quite accurate descriptions based on questions.
    It's not about finding the atom, it's about percieving a 'color'. Yes it's biased, yes it's stitched up, but it's a tool we can use to get useful informations.

    I see mbti types as an 'averaged' personality model. And quite like in a bell curve, you'll have people fitting just right, others less.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Well, the truth is you get what you pay for.

    But here, at least, almost any university will provide a psychologist for free.
    The pyschologist at my university was the one who introduced me to MBTI years ago right before I graduated when I was looking for career counseling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    The pyschologist at my university was the one who introduced me to MBTI years ago right before I graduated when I was looking for career counseling.
    The psychologist is clearly depressed.



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