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    After Vatican II many nuns lost their faith and looked around to fill the religious gap. And they pounced on mbti. It seemed to have the status of science, it was intuitive, replete with confirmation bias, and it was social with the possibility of relationships.

    But who can blame them? They were mourning the loss of their faith, they were suffering the pain of grief, and mbti seemed to assuage their pain.

    And we have discovered mbti, just like the nuns, and for the same reason: it assuages our psychological pain.

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    Whoa I totally know a Jesuit nun in her early 70s that is super into enneagram, but only knew a little about MBTI.

    Also you have the best clickbait backup material on the internet probably.
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    I keep screaming for God, but he won't answer me.
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    the nuns I knew weren't at all interested in personality theory... they mostly did nun-like things like helping poor people, running the school and going to church
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
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    Yes Mole, yes.

    Before MBTI:


    After MBTI:

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    Buddha praught of sense, thought, feeling, and intuition two thousand four hundred years ago, this shit is nothing new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indra View Post
    Buddha praught of sense, thought, feeling, and intuition two thousand four hundred years ago, this shit is nothing new.
    That's right, even Jung would have told you that the ideas he looks at are very similar to the ones of other people and cultures.

    However that doesn't mean that Jungian typology was not still a very significant development - afterall, we have forums on the internet for it now.

    So the ideas are there, and they're given a new form now - it's not too different from what happens over and over.

    The earth is old, people are old, civilisation is quite new but still old. What's new is where we take those ideas today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    After Vatican II many nuns lost their faith and looked around to fill the religious gap. And they pounced on mbti.
    Do you have any source for this, or did you just make it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    ....What's new is where we take those ideas today.
    I'd say there's nothing new about that either. Weapons change. People don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    I'd say there's nothing new about that either. Weapons change. People don't.
    I can assure you that a human's psychology is very different now from what it would have been 10,000 years ago. People do change, and as far as ideas are responsible for that, psychological ideas such as typology are themselves responsible for some changes made to the psyche. The newness is like creating something new from lego pieces - the same pieces are still there, but the formulation is different so that whatever was built is something that has not been built before. Of course, to take the analogy further, the pieces themselves would undergo shifts. So, now we can take ideas from one place, and apply them to ideas from somewhere else, perhaps in a way that has not yet been done. Likely, just as Jung took the ideas of the mediaeval Alchemists and interpreted it in a modern light, we will take older ideas and reinterpret them to build the future. Change occurs not just on the physical platform, but on the psychic platform as well.

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