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    I personally enjoy personality theories even though I do not take them seriously. They're theories I like to play around in my head, but they do not crossover to real life. Very much like astrology, metaphysics and conspiracy theories. Interesting from an abstract point of view, but become problematic on the physical realm. That doesn't mean they're entirely useless, but they're tools for different jobs and requires you to look at these from a different perspective.

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    Deep understanding & acceptance of being a type:
    - Instantly cures narcisism / psychic vampirism for both predator and victim (Because you cannot pose as "The All", if you are obviously just one type out of "The All".)
    - Motivates you to specialize on your strengths (accepting your type's life mission) while accepting others to complement you on your weaknesses, enabling your group to do truly great things.
    - Removes your own false expectations of others, if you type them correctly and understand their type. You will pick & appreciate people for their strengths instead of criticizing them on their weaknesses.
    - Enables 1+1=3 "The sum is more than the parts" team work, however: this manifests itself only if all participants are all such "typology believers", and are the right mix of types. This can also be applied to your (start-up) familiy (e.g. your ideal spouse for romance seekers) or any other succesful human group formation.

    Unfortunately, people seem to be withheld from the above "secrets" in main stream society. Typology is of practical use to break that spell.


    And common "mass" uses of typology are obviously:
    - Corporate structuring (abstract-level staff architecture over departments and job roles).
    - Recruitment (psychological profiling of candidates who fit the pre-designed architecture).
    - Marketing (Identify profile of target group and design campaign to their appeal).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Researcher View Post
    Deep understanding & acceptance of being a type:
    - Instantly cures narcisism / psychic vampirism for both predator and victim (Because you cannot pose as "The All", if you are obviously just one type out of "The All".)
    Unless you believe that your type is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Unless you believe that your type is the best.
    True, spot on, unfortunately...

    Even whole books are written about how the author ranks the types and which one is more "evolved" than the other.
    Deeper understanding of opposites could have cured that for those authors. (e.g. understanding that you cannot have one side without the other one.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Researcher View Post
    Even whole books are written about how the author ranks the types and which one is more "evolved" than the other.
    Psh. How very... unenlightened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Psh. How very... unenlightened.
    So what does that comment mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Researcher View Post
    So what does that comment mean?
    Just that nobody can "rank" types by how "evolved" they are. There is no best or worst type, because typology is not a test; there are no right or wrong answers in the indicator. It's simply an assessment of one's personality and preferences, not a mark of their talents, intelligence, or abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Just that nobody can "rank" types by how "evolved" they are. There is no best or worst type, because typology is not a test; there are no right or wrong answers in the indicator. It's simply an assessment of one's personality and preferences, not a mark of their talents, intelligence, or abilities.
    OK yes, I confirm. We are on the same frequency. They can only manifest all together, as in more of one is less of the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Researcher View Post
    Even whole books are written about how the author ranks the types and which one is more "evolved" than the other.
    Deeper understanding of opposites could have cured that for those authors. (e.g. understanding that you cannot have one side without the other one.)
    Can you name three of those books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckful View Post
    Can you name three of those books?
    Sorry just 1 quickly pops to mind now, and is a great example:
    Prometheus rising >> Author thinks N is highest rank, followed by T, followed by F, followed by S as the lowest. (Author is probably a nice guy who found out about the types in his own way, but mistakenly thinks its evolution of the human brain. Author doesn't know its interconnected/interdependant types that require each other.)

    Prometheus Rising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    P.S. Also any book on the AI subject of "the singularity", about the fantasy that one supercomputer could be all powerful, is basically saying that one type (this computer's type) can be superior. Same for any religion with a personal/idol-ized god of a certain type, the singularity is just a new theme. Its harder to find a book that doesn't think one type is superior, than the other way around.

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