s0532 recently started a thread called "Effects of Type Consciousness".
The theme of this thread is quite similar in that it discusses the role of MBTI awareness in making decisions, but is slightly different in scope.
My main concern can be formulated in the following question:
Had you learned about MBTI, enneagreams, or other tools much earlier, had you done some research about personality, people interactions and roles, would you have made the same decisions during your life?
Would you have chosen the same career path?
Would you have married the same person/people?
Would you have left home earlier/later?
Would you have pursued your dreams?
Would you have followed a more artistic path?
Would you have listened to people as much? tried to please them?
Would you have been less sociable? more skeptical?
Would you have missed great friendships, romantic relationships?
These kind of questions are not necessarily constructive, they have many shortcomings as they require a lot of speculation about the past, they might even be useless. However, I am curious to know what you think about this.