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    For some, it's just an entry point for self discovery.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
    Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.

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    I don't know how well it works for others, but discovering MBTI and applying the basic principles kept my marriage from dropping dead!

    I finally could understand my ISTJ husband.

    So regardless of whether I was mislead or not, it worked for me at an important time in my life.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I'm curious as to why you participate here, Victor, if you feel this way about MBTI.
    Mate, this is no longer MBTI Central. It is Typology Central. And Typology is the perfectly respectable study of psychological tyoes.

    Typology is not a cult - it is a discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    But mbti is still based on groups of people whose answers and behaviors were correlated enough to make quite accurate descriptions based on questions.
    There is no reason to think these correlations exist.

    As these correlations have been published in no peer review journal.

    So it is plain that MBTI is a New Age belief posing as scientific psychology.

    MBTI is pseudo science.

    It is tailor made for self deception and the deception of others.

    If you were genuinely interested in having your personality tested, you would not do it yourself, you would pay a professional psychologist, in fact a psychometrician, to do it.

    But you won't do it.

    So at the end you are reduced to insulting me.

    Where will that get you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    For some, it's just an entry point for self discovery.
    C'mon, it's an entry point for self deception and the deception of others.

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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.
    I would be very surprised if your 'psychologist' had a degree in psychometrics.

    For instance, did she have a batchelor's or a master's degree, or a doctorate in psychometrics.

    My guess is that she was a career counsellor with a belief in New Age magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    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.
    Just think for a moment.

    You could say exactly the same thing about alchemy.

    But alchemy, like MBTI, has no truth value whatsoever.

    How ridiculous you would be to turn to real life to see what fits and what doesn't fit in alchemy.

    We passed through the Enlightenment about 300 years ago, and we replaced alchemy with chemistry.

    MBTI is part of the New Age Movement.

    The New Age Movement is opposed to the Enlightenment.

    And it is not only the New Age Movement that is opposed to the Enlightenment, also the Jihadi are also opposed to the Enlightenment.

    Both the Jihadi and the New Agers are opposed to the best in Western Culture.

    Why is this?

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    ^^^^ Victor, as soon as I saw this thread I was just waiting for you to post in it.

    But please do keep going! The rhetoric is cracking me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I would be very surprised if your 'psychologist' had a degree in psychometrics.

    For instance, did she have a batchelor's or a master's degree, or a doctorate in psychometrics.

    My guess is that she was a career counsellor with a belief in New Age magic.
    Actually she seemed the more hard boiled get to business and "win friends" type. Kept suggesting that I get into resturant management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    C'mon, it's an entry point for self deception and the deception of others.
    Hell, psychology overall gets a bum rap because many people view psychologists as manipulators who try to get into others' heads for their own personal gain.

    Don't hate the tool. Hate the people who misuse it.


    also there's a lot more that i'd love to reply to but i think everyone else will cover that for me

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