Typology is the emo kid's horoscope. Maybe not particularly useful or accurate, but somewhat entertaining.
Originally Posted by Frank
It has its uses. It's definitely not the "holy grail" of knowledge.
And sort of this.
There was a time when I delved deeply into MBTI but now, not so much. I think it's naive to put people in boxes and assume they're all the same. Still, you'll have a hard time convincing most people here of that. lol
It's fun.... nothing more. All of it is akin to astrology. I looked up MBTI and enneagram in the academic databases and most of the research was from the 80s and 90s.... very few in the 2000s. LOL The big thing in personality theory is the big 5/OCEAN....not SLOAN (that's the pop psychology version of it).
EDIT: i find it helpful in my own personal application of reframing my weaknesses but I would resent it and screw with the results if a job required it.
^Yes The language part! That is what keeps me sticking around here. It's really about it being a language. It's really hard to find common languages out there in the world but on here there is always at least one. Maybe it's not a language that works for everyone but I still doubt there's really no point.
I think its useful in understanding more about ourselves (or at least knowing that there are others out there sorta similar). I would never pretend to know enough about it to tell someone else that they typed themselves incorrectly.
This always makes me wonder who originally thought of sliced bread and what an amazing day it must have been. I picture like 20 people in the room and the guy handing over the first package of sliced bread and everyone cheering, some crying.
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box