INFP? ISTJ? You’ve probably taken a personality test at some point. But here’s the bad news: even the most popular tests, such as Myers-Briggs (MBTI), are not to be trusted. Retake a Myers-Briggs test after just a five week gap and there is a 50% chance you’ll be put into a different personality category. In this article at Fortune Magazine, I reveal the shocking truth about personality tests.
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The shocking truth about this article is that you appear to have presented a very negative view of a system you have a superficial knowledge of. In the MBTI, INTJ types tend to be characterised as having a high opinion of their own intellect, often with some justification, but their intuitive nature can lead them to wrong conclusions. Maybe Roman you might strengthen your sensing preference and take in a few more details about the MBTI before so grandly passing judgement.
I don’t know, I’ve taken multiple versions of the test with bigger gaps than five weeks and still got the same result.
Taking the Myers Briggs test was a revelation for me, and I’ve repeated the test a few times to test it myself. All through my life I’ve been told I was eccentric, weird, unusual, different – and of course, that’s not allowed! When I discovered I was one of the more rare ‘type’, it was a relief. I continued my self growth not by trying to figure out why I didn’t fit in but rather by knowing other people probably wouldn’t understand and, at last, I felt that was OK