Thereís been argument here & there throughout different threads about whether or not itís worthwhile to Ďtypeí famous people.
Admittedly- the likelihood of being able to correctly type any famous person based exclusively on media weíve seen, speeches theyíve given, lyrics/music/text theyíve written, etc- isnít great. Itís difficult enough to accurately type someone we personally know. A lot of people even have trouble figuring out which type they are themselves. Nobody falls perfectly into any given type; by which I mean nobody has every single characteristic of a given type and only characteristics indicative of that type. ĎTypingí a person is never an infallible endeavor. Thatís especially true about typing people we donít even personally know.
That being said: isnít the purpose of participating in this forum mainly to exchange discussion centered on a better understanding of the different MBTI types and functions (as well as other such personality type systems)? ĎTypingí famous people seems (to me) to be an effective way of improving oneís familiarity with these concepts. Iím just curious about the reason some people seem so heatedly opposed. Is it just personally annoying or is there some kind of injury in this activity that Iím not seeing?
This started here, but I didnít want to further derail the thread:
I understand your point about how erroneous information can just be confusing- but then this is an open forum and thereís bound to be a lot of misinformation lying about. People post their suppositions hoping for feedback/discussion. Thatís kind of the point, isn't it?