This kind of thread has probably already been done, but even if it has hopefully there might be fresh responses.
I was just wondering how seriously YOU take the MBTI?
Do you consider it more of a tool for insight, or more like a 'code of understanding'? Are you so into it that you constantly think of yourself as your 'type'? Do you type everyone you know? How much stock would you say you put into the MBTI when it comes to defining yourself and others?
I'm only asking because I personally don't take it all that seriously. It's hella interesting to be sure, but I start pulling back when it begins treading into stereotype territory, or narrowing the landscape in terms of getting to know a person.
The thing that strikes me most about these boards is the constant back and forth about the types. One person will post something about a particular type as if it accepted fact that all people of a certain type are a certain way, then it is followed by a bunch of people with the previously mentioned type piping up to say "That's funny because that's not like me at all!!".
I get a little whingey when it starts getting into "I know you better than you know yourself because I've read more about your type than you have" territory. I get more than a little bothered when the MBTI (when in certain hands) seems to turn into more fodder for discrimination towards others. I'm not hating on it, far from it, these are just some thoughts.