So i am reading a book that talks about iatrogenic labeling that although done in kindness, it can actually prove to be a disaster, which got me thinking immediately about MBTI.
So now there are some random (or not possibly not) questions going through my head.
Granted there are a lot of positives to MBTI however society loves labels and people are mostly comfortable with them, i suppose even a bad label is better than no label, at least you are part of some group thus there is some kind of payoff.
It is so easy to mistype yourself as we are biased, we all want to be the best and we are all capable of believing our own lies until we make them truths.
I have noticed though especially on here, most people want to be an N (me included at one point). As Jaguar (hope you don't mind me mentioning your name ) rightly pointed out somewhere on here recently, we all have the potential of using all 8 functions. People can get so stuck in a mindset. It is like someone saying i hate SJ's. Unless you have met every SJ on the planet (good luck with that), you don't really hate SJ's.
The questions be it which ever test you take, there is little room for maneuver, Yes or No. It is not that simple. Given the question to another situation, you may respond differently.
Not saying that people on here are unhealthy but i do wonder to what extent, people after taking the test, start behaving very similar to the type they want to be. We know the questions so we know if what they are asking is abstract or not.
So just how useful is MBTI in everyday life. As someone recently said to me 'Birds of a feather flock together'. I think it is somewhat evident here.
If none of us displayed our type under our avatars, i do wonder just how much more we would interact with each other.
If i am making any sense here then feel free to reply. If you think i am talking BS, still be nice.