one last thing, to those who proclaim the validity and unshakable foundations of mbti based on the fact that it has been used for years and by thousands of people. Since when did the majority of people believing something is true make it an actuality?
[*]She had her own ideas first. (1917)
you mean this, "She identified meditative types, spontaneous types, executive types, and sociable types", lol, please be serious.
I got this from wikipedia
Katharine Briggs read Carl Jung's book, Psychological Types and recommended it to Isabel Myers; the mother and daughter then formulated the MBTI together. Later in life, Myers collaborated with Mary McCaulley to conduct tests of her research and of the MBTI.
The other thing is that myers cognitive functions are very similar to Jungs function-types(most differentiated functions) so its obvious she took it from him. According to Jung perceiving and judging are on opposite ends of the scale, the preference for one involves the suppression of the other. Feeling and thinking and factors used for juding. Before Jung Myers understanding of types went as far as this..."She identified meditative types, spontaneous types, executive types, and sociable types", lol, you don't need to be a psychologist to figure out the existence of such basic types.
"When Katharine Briggs discovered C. G. Jung's book, Psychological Types, she reported to her daughter, 'This is it!' and proceeded to study the book intensely. Mother and daughter became avid 'type watchers' over the next twenty years.
have a look at Jungs ideas on perception and judgement and tell me what you think
have a look at the bolded sectionsOriginally Posted by Jung