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    Smile Children don't need MBTI.

    Why do adults have the need to compartmentalize every concept into something intellectually understandable?


    As an example you can throw around a word like communism, and the underlying theories, yet ask any citizen of a communist country and they know what it entails with a lot more clarity than your average educated economist.

    Not being able to verbalize an idea, don't exclude the understanding of it

    Most healthy children who interact with others know who the ESTP or the INFJ is in the flock, intuitively.
    Does the popularity of MBTI and other similar systems stem from the fact that adults distrust their intuitive instincts and try to apply 'logical and rational' systems wherever possible?
    Does the popularity of MBTI and other similar systems stem from the fact that adults fear nothing more than chaos and the uncontrollable?

    A system like MBTI strips away the direct and transcendental character of a personality type, and place it into an easy computable and understandable, yet faulty idea, for rational, western adult consumption.

    Which brings me back to the thought that personality types simply transcend for children. And healthy adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skin View Post
    Why do adults have the need to compartmentalize every concept into something intellectually understandable?


    As an example you can throw around a word like communism, and the underlying theories, yet ask any citizen of a communist country and they know what it entails with a lot more clarity than your average educated economist.

    Not being able to verbalize an idea, don't exclude the understanding of it

    Most healthy children who interact with others know who the ESTP or the INFJ is in the flock, intuitively.
    Does the popularity of MBTI and other similar systems stem from the fact that adults distrust their intuitive instincts and try to apply 'logical and rational' systems wherever possible?
    Does the popularity of MBTI and other similar systems stem from the fact that adults fear nothing more than chaos and the uncontrollable?

    A system like MBTI strips away the direct and transcendental character of a personality type, and place it into an easy computable and understandable, yet faulty idea, for rational, western adult consumption.

    Which brings me back to the thought that personality types simply transcend for children. And healthy adults.
    Quite so.

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    Whoever said they "needed" it?

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    I see MBTI has a means to communicate; a vocabulary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skin View Post
    Does the popularity of MBTI and other similar systems stem from the fact that adults distrust their intuitive instincts and try to apply 'logical and rational' systems wherever possible?
    My intuition is the only thing I have trusted since I was a little kid.
    MBTI - logical and rational? The hell you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    I see MBTI has a means to communicate; a vocabulary.
    Why use a proxy, when you have access to the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    My intuition is the only thing I have trusted since I was a little kid.
    MBTI - logical and rational? The hell you say.
    MBTI isn't. But the processes which lead to its existance is.

    You probably fit the last sentence of my OP though.

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    Children do not need MBTI for children are not MBTI, neither are they adults. The enlightenment gave us children, and from those children of the enlightenment, an adult arose and was named Carl Jung.

    Jung became a child no longer, and from his womb came analytical psychology and alcoholics anonymous, and well-writ fancy words about this or that.

    So, from the womb of a no-child that was once-child, came the ability to regain ones life and to loose ones child-hood-oncewas.

    But this is a story for another imagine-nation.

    And it will be writ. By the children and for the children.
    INTJ | 5w4 - Sp/Sx/So | 5-4-(9/1) | RLoEI | Melancholic-Choleric | Johari & Nohari

    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I thinking forcing MBTI on children is child abuse, actually. They don't yet have the maturity to discern that these labels aren't "who they are" and may feel compelled to live up to these labels to impress adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skin View Post
    Why use a proxy, when you have access to the real deal.
    Yes, this is insightful and true.

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