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    Pushing for 8 pages of this nonsense! =D

    As for the few people questioning it... yes MBTI *IS* on very rare occasion used in businesses to profile their people.

    And yes, of those cases, it is also rarely misused by someone who doesn't really understand it.

    There have been cases where someone would be turned down from an application where they didn't meet the "desired personality", because their boss read somewheres in some magazine or newsletter that certain types are more difficult to work with than others.

    There's dozens of different personality tests out there, MBTI's only a small sliver of it; enneagram, colours, and a few others are used. I had to actually take a colours evaluation for my college course last quarter... apparantly green = NT and orange = NP, and the E/I is a seperate scale.

    In any case, there are businesses that do in fact profile people's personalities, but they're generally very rare, and of the few who do, not all of them will be misusing it; most just use it for teambuilding exercises so people can get along better, rather than forcing them to comply to some misunderstood standard.

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    I think perhaps you cannot have it both ways. There is no evidence that MBTI is used by corporations and the military in a significant way to enhance profits. To say there isn't sufficient evidence to support MBTI is not a valid argument to support this. Really, Victor I think perhaps what you have an issue with is cultural or corporate imperialism (is that the right terminology?)and IMHO, the focus on MBTI as a culprit Is misplaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    Pushing for 8 pages of this nonsense! =D
    Hurry up, still on page one here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Hurry up, still on page one here.
    I'll contribute to getting to the next page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    But fundamentally I think there is immense value in breaking the spell of MBTI, even if the cost is rather high.
    There's a fine line between being the triumphant dispeller of MBTI, and just being a side-show circus act that everyone likes poking with a stick, on a typology forum.

    If anything, you're adding to the e-community here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    There's a fine line between being the triumphant dispeller of MBTI, and just being a side-show circus act that everyone likes poking with a stick, on a typology forum.

    If anything, you're adding to the e-community here.
    The fact is that I can't dispel MBTI. So MBTI is a magic pudding - the more I eat the more there is - the more I try to dispel MBTI with evidence and reason, the stronger the spell of MBTI gets.

    In fact the only way to dispel MBTI is with a greater spell. And alas evidence and reason cast no spell at all.

    So all I can do is act as the Other making the spell of MBTI stronger and stronger.

    I am the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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    And there's the paradox.

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    As my Mother would say, "Roll it!!"
    We headed for page 9.

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    To infinity, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    And there's the paradox.
    It is a lovely paradox.

    Some of us seek to eradicate paradox.

    And some of us are fascinated by paradox.

    But paradox leads to cognitive dissonance.

    And cognitive dissonance is emotionally painful, so some seek to eradicate it.

    But cognitive dissonance leads to the sunny uplands of new ideas.

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