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Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

The test was developed in the 1940s based on the untested theories of an outdated analytical psychologist named Carl Jung, and is now thoroughly disregarded by the psychology community. Even Jung warned that his personality “types” were just rough tendencies he’d observed, rather than strict classifications. Several analyses have shown the test is totally ineffective at predicting people’s success in various jobs, and that about half of the people who take it twice get different results each time.

With most traits, humans fall on different points along a spectrum. If you ask people whether they prefer to think or feel, or whether they prefer to judge or perceive, the majority will tell you a little of both. Jung himself admitted as much, noting that the binaries were useful ways of thinking about people, but writing that “there is no such thing as a pure extravert or a pure introvert. Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum.”

Some psychologists have now shifted from talking about personality traits to personality states — and why it’s extremely hard to find a real psychologist anywhere who uses the Myers-Briggs with patients.

There’s also another related problem with these limited choices: look at the charts and you’ll notice that words like “selfish,” “lazy,” or “mean” don’t appear anywhere. No matter what type you’re assigned, you get a flattering description of yourself as a “thinker,” “performer,” or “nurturer.”

This isn’t a test designed to accurately categorize people, but a test designed to make them feel happy after taking it. This is one of the reasons why it’s persisted for so many years in the corporate world, despite being disregarded by psychologists.

~ STFU INTP

For all arachnaphobes, and especially you, Sharon :)

For all arachnaphobes, and especially you, Sharon :)

Boy, you&#8217;re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight a long time&#8230;
Atlas shrugged.

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight a long time…

Atlas shrugged.

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

Of course we all know that statistics don&#8217;t lie.

Of course we all know that statistics don’t lie.

You walk by, and I fall to pieces.
This absolutely floors me.

You walk by, and I fall to pieces.

This absolutely floors me.

From the list &#8216;10 Types of Thirty Year Old Single Guys&#8217;.
This one absolutely nails what happened with my son  (referred to as the Lucky Escape) - and how his life is now :)

From the list ‘10 Types of Thirty Year Old Single Guys’.

This one absolutely nails what happened with my son  (referred to as the Lucky Escape) - and how his life is now :)

The_Din are a Camden (UK) based band who have been turning heads ever since two young Geordie boys strapped on a pair of acoustic guitars. Now they’re a joyous, raucous four-piece, peddling a heady blend of traditional gypsy, flamenco, and acoustic rock ‘n’ roll.

Taken from the album ‘The Immaculate Consumption’ (2011) by The_Din.

~ There’s something engaging and happy about this song; perfect for weekend listening, I’d say :)

Best phallic fireworks explosion ever.
I can&#8217;t begin to imagine the pyrotechnical calculations involved to take this from concept to climax.

Best phallic fireworks explosion ever.

I can’t begin to imagine the pyrotechnical calculations involved to take this from concept to climax.

This is awesome because
It parodies tumblrtwee
Mads Mikkelson

This is awesome because

  1. It parodies tumblrtwee
  2. Mads Mikkelson
How I felt when I heard a rumour that  David Schwimmer was going to be in True Detective 2.
Hoping it&#8217;s a furphy.

How I felt when I heard a rumour that  David Schwimmer was going to be in True Detective 2.

Hoping it’s a furphy.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman: Now the biggest pictures are on the box. Telegraph

"The sight of the American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal playing a British peer of Israeli birth in BBC Two’s The Honourable Woman has been one of the joys of the early summer. Gyllenhaal is Nessa Stein, an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman who has transformed her father’s arms company into a philanthropic powerhouse in the Middle East.

But she herself is a mess, an idealist riven with moral contradictions who finds herself caught in a game of political cat-and-mouse when a Palestinian businessman who has just won a contract with her company is killed. The Honourable Woman is a fiercely complex conspiracy thriller that, two episodes in, I wouldn’t dare try to explain or predict.

In the past decade, the long-form television drama series has supplanted the novel as the pre-eminent medium for intelligent popular fiction. The Honourable Woman is written and directed by Hugo Blick, who stands alongside Stephen Poliakoff, Peter Kosminsky and, in the US, writers such as David Simon (The Wire) and David Chase (The Sopranos) as one of television’s auteurs. They have singular visions, they refuse to talk down to their audience and they demand total control.

With The Honourable Woman, Gyllenhaal has shown that she is a magnificent actor. That it has taken a television drama to show her at her best speaks volumes about where the power now lies in modern storytelling.”

~ I’ve just watched the first two episodes back-to-back and it’s utterly compelling. What a joy it is to find an intelligent thriller with superb acting.

You know those times when you&#8217;re trying to sneakily browse the web, and you forget to turn down your volume on your laptop until you run across one of those obnoxious websites with loud auto-play music?
Wall of Sound by C. Billadeau on deviantart

You know those times when you’re trying to sneakily browse the web, and you forget to turn down your volume on your laptop until you run across one of those obnoxious websites with loud auto-play music?

Wall of Sound by C. Billadeau on deviantart