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    Yeah this system which has helped tons of people with human interactions, and has helped tons of people understand themselves is a joke.
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    The concept, and applying the concept is not a joke,

    But over-fucking-analyzing every fucking possible tiny detail imaginable that can possibly be examined with MBTI is a joke.

    But more seriously, this forum is full of highly intelligent people that need to look at MBTI more conceptually than concretely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-I View Post
    And this thought scares you?
    No. I am implying that one who has done a good deal of research would have more accurate results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-I View Post
    And this thought scares you?
    You are really trying hard here. You've already gotten your answer. Nobody is "scared" by the possibility that MBTI is unscientific or unverifiable; we're all well aware that it's both of these things.

    Once again, personality type can't be tested. Typology is a bunch of arbitrary categorizations of behavioral tendencies and that's all. As I always say, I can't prove that I'm an ENTP any more than I can "prove" that Led Zeppelin was a rock band. It's just a made up label for categorization purposes.
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    No I'm implying the idea must scare you somehow, since you obviously base a great deal of your imagination on this subject, right down to your ego, to your understanding of yourself and other people. That fear is channeled into the hostility I'm seeing. Hostility with or without silly remarks is just the same. So why be scared? I'm criticizing MBTI in this thread, I'm not attacking you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-I View Post
    No I'm implying the idea must scare you somehow, since you obviously base a great deal of your imagination on this subject, right down to your ego, to your understanding of yourself and other people. That fear is channeled into the hostility I'm seeing. Hostility with or without silly remarks is just the same. So why be scared? I'm criticizing MBTI in this thread, I'm not attacking you.
    I don't feel attacked; I feel irritated that you're not listening to the answer.

    Nobody actually thinks MBTI's "test" is scientifically valid.

    Most people on the forum consider personality types as arbitrarily made up labels that can't be empirically tested or proven.

    End of story. I can only explain this so many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-I View Post
    No I'm implying the idea must scare you somehow, since you obviously base a great deal of your imagination on this subject, right down to your ego, to your understanding of yourself and other people. That fear is channeled into the hostility I'm seeing. Hostility with or without silly remarks is just the same. So why be scared? I'm criticizing MBTI in this thread, I'm not attacking you.
    EDIT: You were talking to SW. My fail. Same still goes, your being stupid.

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    The part I'd label a joke is the idea that someone's personality type cannot change. I've heard this many times, and it strikes me as garbage every time. So I just ignore parts like that and focus on the parts that are useful to me.

    And several aspects have been useful to me, in understanding myself and others, so that's all I care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-I View Post
    No I'm implying the idea must scare you somehow, since you obviously base a great deal of your imagination on this subject, right down to your ego, to your understanding of yourself and other people. That fear is channeled into the hostility I'm seeing. Hostility with or without silly remarks is just the same. So why be scared? I'm criticizing MBTI in this thread, I'm not attacking you.
    I think the main point is that criticizing MBTI is a fairly futile idea. Sure a lot of thought has gone into its creation. And sure you can find use for it. But it's still not something physical. We all have a brain, we all use it differently. MBTI just attempts to map the various methods in which we use our brains. Noting peoples strengths and weaknesses and create a scale on which we then can test people fairly accuratly to give more accurate advice, specifically exploiting peoples strengths and weaknesses. And that research has come up with names. Eight cognative functions and 16 types.

    It's not precise, it's not absolute. You can criticize it all you want, but it'll be futile. It is what it is, and nothing is going to change about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleboy View Post
    Typical INFP post. The system has proved you wrong, and your feelings betray you. Obi-Wan has not taught you well.
    Nicely put.
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