Just as Ron Hubbard invented a fake religion called Scientology, Mrs Katherine Briggs and her daughter Mrs Isabel Briggs Myers invented a fake personality test.
And just as Scientology is popular and attracts such stars as Tom Cruise, MBTI is popular and attracts millions every year.
How is this possible?
It's simple - deception works.
There isn't really anything wrong with the theory..and I don't believe their intention was to deceive.
However, There is certainly a feeling a dogma attached to the system on these forums.
But that is due to people who practice the theory.. These MBTI message boards are populated by many inside the box kind of thinking people who love nothing more than to label,qualify and quantify themselves and others .
They seem incapable of understanding the concept of fitting the context of Typology into their lives instead of fitting their lives into the context of Typology.
They wear their labels with pride and forget that the idea is not to be more N or J or whatever, but rather to find a balance within themselves and to strive to lose all those little anagrams and replace them all with X's .
This is their choice and they are welcome to it.. It's only a problem when they pass judgment on others.