I was chatting with someone (as you do) and they suggested that my "belief" in MBTI stems from something called the forer effect:
Forer effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Personally this doesn't ring true to me, I'm not sure why, it just doesn't feel valid to me.The Forer effect (also called personal validation fallacy or the Barnum Effect after P. T. Barnum's observation that "we've got something for everyone") is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. The Forer effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some pseudosciences such as astrology and fortune telling, as well as many types of personality tests.
I like to sound out new ideas on other people and hear what they think on a subject before I can properly identify what it is about something that either rings true or doesn't, so I would like to hear any views on this and whether anyone else agrees that the forer effect is valid when it comes to mbti or not.