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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    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.

    Myers Briggs Type Indicator - reader comments -The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com

    It's curious why people get so defensive about MBTI. Particularly in light of the notice to desist order placed on this site by the owners of the MBTI.

    It's clear that MBTI want nothing to do with this site and are more than happy to slap legal notices on it. Now that's not a very nice thing to do to your biggest fans.
    I didn't take your post as a cop out at all. I would have posted that material the same way you did.

    Notice to desist. Lol. You have style my man, style.

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    To me, MBTI is just a language, like mathematics.
    I use mathematics to describe physical phenomena.
    I use MBTI to describe characters. It didn't change my life.
    Before I knew of it, I might say I'm creative, disorganized, easily distracted, enthousiastic, compassionate...
    Now I would use words like perceiving etc... What's the difference? There is no difference in my general behaviour. There is a difference in the description of it - it's more accurate.
    Just like physics is more accurate if you can use the mathematics language.

    I like the MBTI language and will continue to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    I find it hard to be offended by people exploring what fits and what doesn't.


    I also find it hard to be offended with people exploring ideas for fun. That's how I view most discussion on this board. I think the people who dislike MBTI on this forum may be the ones taking it too seriously. I go though everyday life hearing conversations being shut down because it's not "real" enough...

    Even when I type people in my real life for amusement, it does little to affect my real view of a person as an individual. They are who they are - although it's fun when you type them and see them consistently do/say things that you'd expect their type to do. It's even more fun when they do/say stuff you wouldn't expect them to do.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    It's even more fun when they do/say stuff you wouldn't expect them to do.
    Like wave an axe at you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    Like wave an axe at you?
    At least it's not dull.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofmarhof View Post
    Notice to desist order? Story please!
    Why not tell him about the Order to Desist by the owners of MBTI ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofmarhof View Post
    And the whole of typology.
    I've seen comments to the effect of saying "MBTI will ruin your life!"
    Sure, you can disagree with it. But why join the forum?
    Yeah... I've wondered the same thing myself many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Yeah... I've wondered the same thing myself many times.
    Well, MBTI is like Santa Claus or astrology - it is as children we believe in Santa or the stars.

    And as we mature, we put away childish things, except of course to please the children.

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    People expect that typology will give them answers to all their life questions , when that doesnt happen they remain in love-hate relationship with it. but typology is just like a lady, human, imperfect. we barely can accept imperfect humans, so typology has even less right on imperfections, or simply not knowing what will happen tomorrow, whats the best for me, or who i am. how does she dare!!!

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