- Apr 18, 2010
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
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Interesting thought, what would be the binary version, then?
IME MBTI and gender systems of any sort are categorising based on different sets of criteria. There is often a tendency to equate or at least correlate the two, but they are not the same. As such, neither is a substitute for the other. I personally find MBTI the more usefuly system as it says much more about the nature of a specific individual than any gender category could.You could say that there are some binary views of personality which are oversimplified and dichotomous: Extrovert/Introvert, Alpha/Beta, Type A/Type B, but that's not the basis of the analogy I'm making.
The similarity is this: it seems to me that both MBTI and non-binary gender systems tend to interest people who feel like square pegs in round holes and feel misunderstood (Especially for INXX types). These systems help the person to better understand themselves and feel more legitimacy in their perceived identities.