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    Smile Is MBTI imaginary?

    If MBTI were objective, there would be experimental evidence. But over seventy years, there is no experimental evidence. So we can conclude, MBTI is subjective.

    And being subjective, MBTI is imaginary. And so MBTI should be judged against other imaginary works.

    So, does MBTI suspend disbelief?

    Is MBTI moral?

    Is MBTI beautiful?

    Is MBTI subjectively true?

    What is the history of MBTI? And how is MBTI used today. And who uses MBTI, and for what purposes?

    And what is the income generated by MBTI and where does it go?

    And what are the demographics of MBTI?

    So is MBTI a great work of the imagination?

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    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    What do you think?
    I am struck that some think that MBTI gives them, for the first time in their lives, an objective view of themselves and others.

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    Well, doesn't that kind of mental corruption exist in everything? I see MBTI as a simplified model for referencing specific traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I am struck that some think that MBTI gives them, for the first time in their lives, an objective view of themselves and others.
    Scary.

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    Is Victor imaginary?

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    ^ I think so


    Also, numbers are imaginary but how many complaints are there around about the "validity" of numbers?

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    Intangible, but not imaginary. It is a theory that is supposed to describe reality and as long as it does so it seems real enough. The imaginary cannot describe the real.

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    There was some limited experimental evidence a while back that cropped up on one of these threads, but I don't remember where it was. Something about different brain activity happening in different types based on the same stimuli.

    Ignoring that, I'm forced to agree with ReflecttcelfeR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Is Victor imaginary?
    I certainly hope so. I reach out every day with my imagination to you and I throw myself into my imagined future.

    I imagine I am the hero of every movie I see.

    Every work of art suspends my disbelief and throws me into my imagination.

    I imagine God loves me and my life is moving to the divine music.

    I imagine I know you and I imagine you know me.

    And yet how tempted we are to test all our imaginings against reality. And we do this through the scientific method.

    Play, they say, is the work of children, and the purpose of play is to learn to distinguish between imagination and reality.

    And here we are, playing together, and your task is to distinguish between the imaginary Victor and the real Victor.

    If you can't stand too much of the real Victor, there is always the imaginary Victor. And if you become suspicious of the imaginary me, you can find respite in the real me.

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