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Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs

Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs

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Barb's job is to convince us that this simple system of thought can account for the messiness of many of our personal and interpersonal relationships, regardless of gender, race, class, age, language, education... Type is intensely democratizing in its vision of the world, weird and wonderful in its commitment to flattening the material differences between people only to construct new and imaginary borders around the self
Do you agree with your designated type? If you don't, the problem lies not with the indicator, but with you ... the indicator can never be wrong... to succeed, a personality test must introduce the test taker to the preferred version of her self — a far cry, in many cases, from the "shoes off," authentic you...
"Type Never Changes... The theory behind the instrument supports the fact that you are born with a four letter preference." ... the indicator imagine that each person will fall into their designated niche in a high-functioning and productive social order ...
personality testing's status as a pseudo-science ... no legal safeguards in place that protect employees from discrimination based on type... Was Isabel a casual racist or a mere cultural observer, unwittingly invoking the language of her time to debate issues of identity?... in the beginning, men's and women's questionnaire results were evaluated on notably different scoring scales... Destiny wasn't biological; it was typological.

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