Today I’d like to examine misconceptions about some of the most misunderstood types in the Myers Briggs system - INFJs. There is a lot in here relating to mistyping patterns in general so don’t skip it if you aren’t considering INFJ as your type! It often comes up how “rare and wonderful” INFJs are... the… Continue reading Unicorns and other Mythical Creatures
Me: “So what types have you considered or narrowed down to?” Client: “Well, I test kind of all over the map. I’ve gotten INFP, INTP, Sometimes ISTP, once ISFP and a long time ago I got ENFP. I could be pretty much anything but a J type because I can’t get my sh*t together to… Continue reading How Can I be a J if my Car Looks Like This?!?!
In "Part 1: A Cautionary Tale" (linked in the comments below) I explored my concerns about Typology being used in hiring/firing/performance evaluation. If it isn’t the right tool for this job which so many social scientists seem to want to measure it by, then what is the point of finding one's type? The most valuable… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 2
This week I listened to one of my favorite podcasts - The Hidden Brain and was saddened by it's disparagement of personality tests in the episode "The Sorting Hat". I won't deny that valid points were made about the dangers of using personality typology as criteria for hiring and firing or judging performance capacity either prospectively or… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 1: A Cautionary Tale
An idea I hear come up a lot in Personality Typology quandaries is the question of whether one can be both Extraverted and Introverted, sometimes referred to as being an Ambivert. To me this is sort of like asking if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. The answer depends on how you define… Continue reading Am I a Fregetable?