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    MBTI and Psychometrics, Ignorance and Discovery

    A culture of ignorance is bad for the economy, while a culture of discovery is good for the economy.

    And mbti is part of the culture of ignorance, while psychometrics is part of the culture of discovery.

    So why not discover how to measure the personality reliably and validly by discovering psychometrics with such books as, "Psychometrics for Dummies"?

    Or do we wish to remain ignorant and poor with mbti, or do we wish to make discoveries and prosper with psychometrics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    A culture of ignorance is bad for the economy, while a culture of discovery is good for the economy.

    And mbti is part of the culture of ignorance, while psychometrics is part of the culture of discovery.

    So why not discover how to measure the personality reliably and validly by discovering psychometrics with such books as, "Psychometrics for Dummies"?

    Or do we wish to remain ignorant and poor with mbti, or do we wish to make discoveries and prosper with psychometrics?
    Psychometrics is just the development of standardized testing to measure things. Example: The Stanford-Binet IQ Test for measuring intelligence.

    When it comes to measuring personality, the MBTI is considered a psychometric test, one of several psychometric tools for that purpose.

    Another major focus in psychometrics has been on personality testing. There have been a range of theoretical approaches to conceptualizing and measuring personality. Some of the better known instruments include the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the Five-Factor Model (or "Big 5") and tools such as Personality and Preference Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Attitudes have also been studied extensively using psychometric approaches. A common method in the measurement of attitudes is the use of the Likert scale. An alternative method involves the application of unfolding measurement models, the most general being the Hyperbolic Cosine Model (Andrich & Luo, 1993).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychometrics
    If you don’t like the MBTI as a psychometric tool, then which test do you prefer? The other tests have been discussed in past threads as well.

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