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    Default Any MBTI sites with subpar/misguided information out there?

    I'm writing a short paper on it for an online class I'm doing. I know I've found them in the past...

    Basically, any site that's accessible to the public and sub-par in any informative way.
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    Umm..."All of 'em, I think." I'm not really kidding around, either. It's all based on what someone perceives as true, and you know how perceptions go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    I'm writing a short paper on it for an online class I'm doing. I know I've found them in the past...

    Basically, any site that's accessible to the public and sub-par in any informative way.

    I nominate the completely idiotic SimilarMinds Personality Type Descriptions . I'm referring to the ridiculous MBTI type descriptions that hardly qualify even as "descriptions" since they are just lists of behavior traits that have absolutely nothing to do with patterns of type or temperament-related behavior. If you email the author to ask him how he composed these lists, he will just send you an insulting message talking in very vague terms about "research" he did, and if you ask him for specifics regarding his research methodology, you will simply get a hostile reply. From a practical viewpoint, it's completely useless -- just more type bigotry.

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    Wow, the ISFP description there is horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Wow, the ISFP description there is horrible!

    Yeah, I know -- if that actually described me, I'd probably be feeling suicidal. The author apparently thinks all introverts are socially clueless dejected loners with no friends, and all extraverts are party-loving social sophisticates. The most positive one is the ENFJ list -- mostly compliments there. Honestly, how anyone can view those lists as being accurate descriptors of their friends and family, not to mention of practical use to anyone is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Umm..."All of 'em, I think." I'm not really kidding around, either. It's all based on what someone perceives as true, and you know how perceptions go.
    I pretty much agree, but in all fairness there are sites that I do trust so could not put into the sub-par category starting with my favorites:
    BEST FIT
    DISCOVER YOUR TYPE
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    Quote Originally Posted by "?" View Post
    I pretty much agree, but in all fairness there are sites that I do trust so could not put into the sub-par category starting with my favorites:
    BEST FIT
    DISCOVER YOUR TYPE
    LIFEXPLORE
    I agree -- the Best-Fit Type : Exploring the Multiple Models of Personality Type website has descriptions composed by type theorist Dr. Linda Berens, whose work has made a huge impact in the world of psychological type. Her research methods are unique (as far as I know) in that they involve having long conversations with multiple members of each of the 16 types whose type preferences have been verified by professionals who are anti-bias and who know what they're doing, and also using those people's own words in the descriptions. No wonder people like me who hate the romanticized or idealized (or insulting) type descriptions written by other type theorists rate them the best they've seen so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah View Post
    Yeah, I know -- if that actually described me, I'd probably be feeling suicidal. The author apparently thinks all introverts are socially clueless dejected loners with no friends, and all extraverts are party-loving social sophisticates. The most positive one is the ENFJ list -- mostly compliments there. Honestly, how anyone can view those lists as being accurate descriptors of their friends and family, not to mention of practical use to anyone is beyond me.

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    Just read my description on the site. I didn't realize what a pathetic, anti-social mess I was. It sounds more like the discritiption for a mental disorder.

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    You should read Jung's Psych. Types descriptions. They're actually based on mental patients, I've read, and it's not surprising.

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    Yeah, all of them pretty much suck.

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