MBTI Reliability

Why That Free Online Personality Test is Totally Meaningless

There are two popular articles floating around online called "Why the Myers-Briggs® Test is Totally Meaningless", and "Goodbye to the MBTI, the Fad That Won't Die." I've read both articles a number of times, and am always amused by the huge lack of effort they took to understand the MBTI®. The...


MBTI and Age

How Your Personality Type Develops With Your Age

Have you ever looked back on your life and cringed at mistakes you made or the way you behaved? I know I have, and still do. As a teenager, I lived like there was no tomorrow, making a multitude of mistakes, taking risks, and trying hard to fit in with a group of teenagers that I had absolutely...


Debunking the Major Arguments Against Personality Typing

When I discovered the Myers and Briggs' theory of personality typing, I was filled with so much excitement over what it meant to me and my friends and family. I couldn't wait to study those around me and figure out their 'types', and understand and interact with them better. However, because I'm...


MBTI Cognitive Functions

Personality Testing - Fact or Farce? Part Two - Understanding the Cognitive Functions

With personality quizzes and buzzfeed questionnaires becoming so popular on facebook, it's easy for people to lump the Myers' and Briggs theory into the same category; another stupid personality test with no basis in reality. What Harry Potter character am I? What breed of dog are you? The list...


MBTI Farce

Personality Typing - Fact or Farce? Part One

One of the fascinations of my life for the last six years has been the Myers Briggs Assessment Tool and personality psychology. Myers-Briggs® psychology is based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung, and basically tells you one of sixteen personality types that you fit into. Are you an extrovert...