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    Default Corporate America using mbti....

    Interesting day (loosely)...I did a freelance video install for a "rally the troops" corporate meeting. The first three hours were ironically dedicated to utilizing MBTI typecasting to deal with clients and employee interrelations. I told the lady running it I was an intj...she kept staring at me all day. I would like to rationalize it was because I am a "looker".. but she was married in her fifties . Anyway, they separated the room into four groups who were then shown a painting on screen. They were asked to list what they saw. Three groups tested sensor....they saw the picture in very basic terms. "Houses, six geese, red roof"...these types of observations. The intuitives used "classic, vintage and European". This may be helpful next time making small talk...
    "A species of perfection and fantasy"......

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    My problem is I never know how to respond to such things. My visual identification is terrible so I would notice the most simplistic general aspect of things and miss out. If I were to put concerted effort I could come to more prototypical N responses but with art it always seems like a complicated game with no instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    art always seems like a complicated game with no instructions.
    Much like life......thats why this shit is in museums. It is a gauge of where we are as a species. My line is "art doesnt come looking for you...you seek it out when you need it".
    "A species of perfection and fantasy"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOp View Post
    Much like life......thats why this shit is in museums. It is a gauge of where we are as a species. My line is "art doesnt come looking for you...you seek it out when you need it".
    Or you just toss it down in frustration like a controller.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOp View Post
    Interesting day (loosely)...I did a freelance video install for a "rally the troops" corporate meeting. The first three hours were ironically dedicated to utilizing MBTI typecasting to deal with clients and employee interrelations. I told the lady running it I was an intj...she kept staring at me all day. I would like to rationalize it was because I am a "looker".. but she was married in her fifties . Anyway, they separated the room into four groups who were then shown a painting on screen. They were asked to list what they saw. Three groups tested sensor....they saw the picture in very basic terms. "Houses, six geese, "red roof"...these types of observations. The intuitives used "classic, vintage and European". This may be helpful next time making small talk...
    Yeah, the people put in charge of presenting MBTI at corporate events often don't know wtf they are talking about, making it a big waste of everybody's time. Usually it's some HR lady who doesn't know ass from elbow, who discovered an article on MBTI two weeks ago and thought it would be "fun" to show it to people.

    I was taking a Continuing Legal Education course in New York. One day was dedicated to Myers Briggs and how it could help attorneys deal with clients. The woman giving the presentation mixed up Sensing with Intuition and confused everybody in the audience. I literally had to yell out a clarification from the back of the room to get the lecture back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Yeah, the people put in charge of presenting MBTI at corporate events often don't know wtf they are talking about, making it a big waste of everybody's time. Usually it's some HR lady who doesn't know ass from elbow, who discovered an article on MBTI two weeks ago and thought it would be "fun" to show it to people.

    I was taking a Continuing Legal Education course in New York. One day was dedicated to Myers Briggs and how it could help attorneys deal with clients. The woman giving the presentation mixed up Sensing with Intuition and confused everybody in the audience. I literally had to yell out a clarification from the back of the room to get the lecture back on track.
    Its funny because I just happened to bring "man and his symbols" by Jung. I mentioned it to her and she replied "oh, thats heady stuff". I was like "fuck, these people went to college".
    "A species of perfection and fantasy"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOp View Post
    Its funny because I happened to bring "man and his symbols" by Jung. I mentioned it to her and she replied "oh, thats heady stuff". I was like "fuck, these people went to college".
    She was probably just threatened by your INTJness. You guys have a way of doing that, especially with your wise as retorts(sensed it in your "clarification")
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOp View Post
    Its funny because I happened to bring "man and his symbols" by Jung. I mentioned it to her and she replied "oh, thats heady stuff". I was like "fuck, these people went to college".
    See that kind of shit is the reason why Myers Briggs isn't given the credit it deserves.

    If I didn't know any better and attended a lecture by one of those nitwits I'd be like "this is stupid, why waste time on it"

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    MBTI should never be used in the employment process, imo.

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    MBTI should never be used in the employment process, imo. What, just because I'm an EFNP I can't be a programmer, for example? Test my capabilities, not my type....

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