In this crowd of 20-something New Yorkers, the clubber is, truly, an oddball. University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology Adam Grant says it doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers drew from influential psychologist Carl Jung's theories to invent the MBTI personality test in 1942. ” quizzes, MBTI is a personality test that, while still reductive, actually indicates something about personality. “In social science, we use four standards: Are the categories reliable, valid, independent, and comprehensive? “For the MBTI, the evidence says not very, no, no, and not really.”Grant points out that the test ignores important personality features, such as the ability to stay calm under stress.
So I did you a solid and summarized all the juicy bits here for you.
Somewhere between the laughs, the conversation, and the electricity, he said he was an INTJ and guessed I was an ENFP.
I had no idea what this meant, so I took the questionnaire. Soon after exploring the personality charts, I also discovered that INTJ and ENFPs are a match made in MBTI heaven. For those who have taken a MBTI test before, you know that reading your results can be kind of jaw-dropping.
So the ISTJ thing definitely wasn't a deal breaker, I told myself.
And it didn't seem to be…until he disappeared a week later without explanation.
Working late one night in an empty museum, I found myself in some sparked banter with a confident and pretty dang dapper colleague. Constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, and founded on studies by psychologist Carl Jung, MBTI theorizes that there are four main functions that guide how people perceive the world and make decisions: Feeling (F)—Thinking (T), Sensing (S)—Intuition (N), Extraversion (E)—Introversion (I), and Judging (J)—Perceiving (P).