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    Thumbs down MBTI is not Typology.

    This is Typology Central, so what is typology?

    Typology is -

    1. a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences : a typology of Saxon cremation vessels.

    2. study or analysis using such classification.

    3. the study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally especially in the Bible.

    'Typology' originated in the mid 19th century : from Greek tupos ‘type’ + -logy.

    Notice there is no mention whatsoever of MBTI, none whatsoever.

    Of course we could speak of psychological typology, but it is sheer nonsense to speak of MBTI as typology.

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    For crying out loud.

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    sci·ence
       /ˈsaɪəns/ Show Spelled[sahy-uhns] Show IPA
    –noun
    1.
    a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.
    2.
    systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
    3.
    any of the branches of natural or physical science.
    4.
    systematized knowledge in general.
    5.
    knowledge, as of facts or principles; knowledge gained by systematic study.
    6.
    a particular branch of knowledge.
    7.
    skill, esp. reflecting a precise application of facts or principles; proficiency.


    Hey, I don't see any mention of psychology, chemistry, biology, neurology, astronomy, geology, ecology, epidemiology, toxicology, mineralogy, meteorology, anthropology, paleontology, thermodynamics, or zoology!

    Clearly, because these subcategories are not specifically mentioned by name in the dictionary entry about the larger category, they are not sciences.




    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    For crying out loud.
    For once I must agree. Is Victor still your favorite "deep thinker" on the forum?
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    i guess if you really want to get that semantically specific about it, MBTI is an assessment based off jungian typology.

    victor, i'm still trying to picture who you are. it's baffling.

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    I disagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    victor, i'm still trying to picture who you are. it's baffling.
    +1

    i'd really like to know many things about victor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloé View Post
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    i'd really like to know many things about victor.
    I want to have drinks with him one day, might be fun !

    Victor, If I ever make it out to Australia can we kick it? I'll promise not to smoke ciggies .
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    Victor wasn't born, but created in a lab September 19, 1972, in the same underground labs presented at the beginning of Pineapple Express. The rest of the story is classified.

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    Smile A Conference Call for Four

    Quote Originally Posted by Chloé View Post
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    i'd really like to know many things about victor.
    Dear Chloé, Skylights and Sparrow,

    The four of us can speak together on the phone in a conference call whenever we like. Just say the word.

    Victor on Lake Burley Griffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    This is Typology Central, so what is typology?

    Typology is -

    1. a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences : a typology of Saxon cremation vessels.

    2. study or analysis using such classification.

    3. the study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally especially in the Bible.

    'Typology' originated in the mid 19th century : from Greek tupos ‘type’ + -logy.

    Notice there is no mention whatsoever of MBTI, none whatsoever.

    Of course we could speak of psychological typology, but it is sheer nonsense to speak of MBTI as typology.

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