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    Default I've been wondering for some time about this...

    Why is it more commonly called "Myers-Briggs" type indicator?

    Shouldn't it be Briggs-Myers if we were going alphabetically?

    Or Briggs-Myers because the mother is Briggs and the daughter only brought Myers in to the equation through marriage? Some dude Myers had nothing to do with it! Besides, the mother came first in history and raised her daughter so I'd think it'd be fair for her to get first billing.

    Even so, it's Isabel Briggs Myers. In that order. Where and why did it get switched around??

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    And what about Jung ?

    How come american football is called football tho it has nothing to do with soccer what is football in german ?
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    Perhaps it is called "Myers-Briggs" precisely so people won't think it's named only after Isabel, rather than her and her mother?

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    i think they just thought it sounded cooler.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

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    MBTI sounds better than BMTI for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    i think they just thought it sounded cooler.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elfa View Post
    MBTI sounds better than BMTI for me.
    But that's only cause you're used to it being MBTI, not BMTI. If they'd named it BMTI from the beginning you would think BMTI sounded cooler. I betcha you would!

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    Associating a psychometric instrument with a bowel movement doesn't strike me as a wise marketing decision.
    BMTI sounds awful.

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    Scatologer!!!

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