This is really a 2-part rant...
1) What is the deal with the use of words such as 'prefer' and 'like' in MBTI tests? If I really answered according to what I prefer and/or like (as opposed to what I actually do), my results would be totally different.
- "You prefer to act immediately rather than speculate about various options" -- Indeed I would prefer that, but what I do is drive myself insane with incessant speculation.
- "You like an organized home" -- Uh, yeah I like an organized home! Do I like to keep it organized though?
- "You know how to put every minute of your time to good purpose." -- Yeah, I know how to -- doesn't mean I'm going to.
2) When these tests use such words, I'm left to wonder their definition as intended by the test creator. Is it really too much to ask for:
- Standard definitions for all key words listed at the top of every test.
- Words chosen that most accurately convey the intent of the question.
- That these words to be used consistently throughout the test.