I've decided to change thread as it's cluttering up the other one.
Wanted to come back to you on the following
"MBTI uses Jung as a starting point and then pretty much develops its own systems from there.
It's a gross oversimplification to say that Jung was based on astrology, even if he liked it.
PLEASE explain, though, how as little information as someone's DOB can give you any insight into his personality whatsoever?
Why is MBTI taught in college psych courses and astrology not?
I wish you would stop coming back with another 6 paragraphs about astrology when you've done nothing to explain how DOB leads to specific information on personality. It's blatantly obvious that MBTI is different because it requests specific information from specific people and then simply groups it into behavioral tendencies. Astrology doesn't do that; it makes random guesses based on no information but DOB--which has never, ever been shown to have any substantial connection to behavioral trends in any way.
PLEASE ADDRESS THIS!"
If you'd read much about astrology you'd realise how much of Jung is directly watered down astrology so I'm pretty confident you have not.
Secondly MBTI is not proven - read Wiki it says so, it is useful but far from definative. Many psycologists consider it a bit wooly as people move between types quite easily.
Thirdly I think you mustn't live in the real world. If you go into a shop and ask for credit, they score you on your post code. Experian data in the UK is used to direct market to you and profile your behaviour - just on your post code.
It's called central tendancies.....
You are part of generation that is based on the year of your birth.
It is possible to identify if you are likely to be a criminal based on the area you were born in. Your likely educational attainment, the work you are likely to do, there are even data bases that can guess the name of unborn children in your area (all pretty freaky stuff).
Lots of ways are you categorised for mass market based on very little - many of these methods are good enough to use.
Astrology is just a compelxt segmentation tool, it uses 11 data points that have relationships between them. These date points have the opporuntities to be in 360 different locations, therfore more personalised than credit scoring companies, or profilers. Basically astrology just interprets astronomy data. It can work very well when used properly. In the wrong hands it can be really poor too.
Lots of different ways you are classified without ever knowing it.