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    Default The Ethics of MBTI and Enneagram

    What thoughts do you have on the ethics of using MBTI and the Enneagram?

    We use this stuff to try and understand people and yet, it seems that it can so easily be abused.

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    Like anything else, it can be abused or used as a tool.

    If you are using MBTI or Enneagram to promote your own superiority or anyones superiority, how is it any different than the abuse of Darwin?

    At the same time, it can be helpful in understanding some base conflicts between others.

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    Considering people change their type daily, weekly, or monthly it's become mere entertainment.

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    I don't understand.

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    Sure you do.

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    Says WILD.

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    It's always been there and always will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Like anything else, it can be abused or used as a tool.

    If you are using MBTI or Enneagram to promote your own superiority or anyones superiority, how is it any different than the abuse of Darwin?

    At the same time, it can be helpful in understanding some base conflicts between others.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    It's always been there and always will be.
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    Exactly.
    I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Like anything else, it can be abused or used as a tool.

    If you are using MBTI or Enneagram to promote your own superiority or anyones superiority, how is it any different than the abuse of Darwin?

    At the same time, it can be helpful in understanding some base conflicts between others.
    Agreed. It can also be used too rigidly - I find myself trying to fit a type, and trying to fit others in a type, which can be detrimental to ourselves and others and our relationships. We are inconsistent and contradictory.

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