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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    underlined is not forer effect, only the bolded is
    Hm. Let's replace "takes place when" with "can lead to".
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    Hey now. I test as ISTP, and when I first read that, I was like, "Myers-Briggs is lame".

    Turns out I'm actually an ENTP, and the descriptions of that often do resonate. Not every word--descriptions often place us as hyper-bubbly spazzes, which I'm not. It would be more fitting, however, to say that I fit the profile of Ne--I saw my habits on every word of it, and catch myself doing Ne stuff a lot in my daily life. Call it the Forer effect if you wish. I think it's a great tool for reigning some of my more annoying Ne tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    The Forer effect doesn't prove or disprove anything about a personality system's truth-value. James Randi prepared a one-page astrology-like description, making its description so general that it could apply to anybody. He then asked a class of high school students what their astrological sign is, and then pretended to hand them their astrological sign personality portraits. Everybody thought the same description described them, thus "validating" the truth of astrology. That's the Forer effect.

    Nobody in typology wants to validate their system via type descriptions. Or if they do, they will be very much criticized for it.
    It's funny, because when I read the description they allegedly used, I didn't think it described me that well. If I'd gotten that as a result, I would have thought astrology was crap, honestly. I have a hard time imagining everyone thought the description described them well.

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