I think some of you initially started investing too much into MBTI and then became disillusioned... and bitter.
Here Victor, over a year ago, explains his disillusionment:
Originally Posted by Victor
MBTI begins with an illusion but if you look into the nature and history of MBTI, you soon become disillusioned.
And this is the nature of learning - first we are illusioned then we learn and become disillusioned - this can be a painful and disorientating experience.
Usually I fall in love with a new book and I devour it. Then I start to think about it - I start to analyse it - I start to compare it - I start to criticise it. And before long, I start to fall out of love with this particular book.
So first, I eat the book, then I digest the book, then I eliminate the book. Then I am ready for my next book.
But whatever we call it, it flows on emotion. Illusion is accompanied by all the emotion of falling in love. And disillusion is accompanied by all the emotion of betrayed love, of disappointment, of disorientation.
Of course there is no rational reason for this disillusionment, if you take MBTI for what it is in the first place; a crude tool in the very new field of psychometrics. Studying personality isn't an unworthy practice, it's extremely relevant to our lives, but it's very far away from being a precise science.
Mr. Carroll actually uses his brain. How refreshing.
Hehe. Apologies for the cop out, by not writing something eloquent along similar lines. I think RT Carroll doesn't need my help.
The article generated a fair amount of feedback at the scepdic website. One assumes that much of the feedback (or at least some of it) comes from regular readers of this most rational of rationalist websites.
The readers' retorts and Carroll's replies are more relevant to the problems of MBTI™ than can be found here on Typo-C.
There's 3 pages of readers replies, all of them oozing dissonance.