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This is a discussion on The top 10 Misconceptions of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; I disagree with 6 anr in general prefer Jung's model over anything else, but otherwise I'd agree....

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I disagree with 6 anr in general prefer Jung's model over anything else, but otherwise I'd agree.

  2. #32
    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Misconception #1: The MBTI is a personality test.
    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is an indicator (or assessment), not a test. The term test assumes that there is a right or wrong answer, or the opportunity to pass or fail. There is no right or wrong personality type. In addition, there is no one best personality type.
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    Wow...I dont even know what to say to this.

    Really, who was so offended by the word 'test' that they HAD to label it an indicator? Was anyone ignorant enough to think that there was a wrong/right answer to a PERSONALITY test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Misconception #4: Wow! This MBTI thing is cool; I should use it to select new employees.
    The use of the MBTI in selecting employees is unethical. Again, there is no one right personality type, and every type can function in any role. In addition, there is no evidence that the results of the MBTI can predict performance.
    If someone had put "needs to be determined, creative, assertive and good with systems management" on a job flier, nobody would have a problem. However, there is apparently a problem with saying you're looking for ENTJ? "But wait, are you saying type XXXX cant be [character traits]????" No, but the types DO have differences (!) and work better at certain jobs than others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Misconception #9: My husband doesn’t need to take the MBTI, I can guess what his type is.
    You may have a guess as to what someone’s personality type is, but there is a big danger in teaching someone their type based on a guess. What if you are wrong? This may hinder their development rather than promote development. We make assumptions about others’ preferences constantly, and in many ways we do so in an effort to aid in communication. However, when there is the possibility of taking the actual MBTI, it is necessary to do so.
    The problem is not guessing someones type, but basing your actions on that assumption.

  3. #33
    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Limpopo View Post
    If someone had put "needs to be determined, creative, assertive and good with systems management" on a job flier, nobody would have a problem. However, there is apparently a problem with saying you're looking for ENTJ? "But wait, are you saying type XXXX cant be [character traits]????" No, but the types DO have differences (!) and work better at certain jobs than others.
    I think that it's important to distinguish MBTI The Character Identifer and MBTI The Nerdy Theory. The former is what companies are looking for. The latter is not relevant for companies but is probably how people on a site like PerC approach it. Keep them separate in your mind and you won't be offended.
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    He said type is not static. Though it is not my opinion.


     
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