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    The Moral Question

    And then there is the moral question of mbti - a moral question you ask, surely mbti is beyond morals, surely it is merely a tool we use?

    Well, while we are using a tool, the tool is using us.

    In this case mbti exploits our narcissism, mbti does not cure our narcissism.

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    If we can destroy the morale of an army, we can destroy the army. And in the same way, if we can destroy the morale of working people, we can exploit them to our heart's content.

    And we can destroy the morale of working people by feeding their narcissism.

    And so mbti appeals to, encourages, and validates, our narcissism.

    And our narcissism makes us unable to see reality and so act in our best interests.

    So rather than curing our narcissism, mbti aids in our exploitation.

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    Morals and Taste

    The moral question is also a matter of taste.

    Do we prefer a fake personality test like mbti, or do we prefer a valid and reliable personality test found in Psychometrics.

    Do we have good taste or bad taste?

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    Any narcissism - or, rather, egotism - that exists in MBTI exists not in a colloquial sense, but in a Nietzschean sense - as a way of overcoming our own inabilities. Indeed, MBTI can bee accused of gross generalizations, but often, many can identify with these generalizations such that they have it spelled out for them what they're lacking and how they can improve. If they use it to understand their faults to raise themselves higher, then - good; if it's used to bask in one's glory (by virtue of their innate abilities) and gain a new collective-identity (or, better put, herd-identity), then it's being misused.
    Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aesthete View Post
    Any narcissism - or, rather, egotism - that exists in MBTI exists not in a colloquial sense, but in a Nietzschean sense - as a way of overcoming our own inabilities. Indeed, MBTI can bee accused of gross generalizations, but often, many can identify with these generalizations such that they have it spelled out for them what they're lacking and how they can improve. If they use it to understand their faults to raise themselves higher, then - good; if it's used to bask in one's glory (by virtue of their innate abilities) and gain a new collective-identity (or, better put, herd-identity), then it's being misused.
    Narcissism is the result of abuse or neglect as a small child.

    This is too much to bear in the conscious mind, so we repress the memory of our abuse or neglect and instead constantly seek narcissistic supply.

    And this is what we see with mbti: a constant search for narcissistic supply.

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    whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    whatever
    Narcissistic supply with a dollop of nihilism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Narcissistic supply with a dollop of nihilism.
    whatever

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    I think that MBTI is a great thing

    We are in the information age

    I am narcissistic, but this is not remarkable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    I think that MBTI is a great thing

    We are in the information age

    I am narcissistic, but this is not remarkable
    Do you think a narcissist calling other people a narcissist has a right to judge?

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