Systems Thinking and Personality Types LO22512

Liz Cantrell (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 20:08:08 -0700

Replying to LO22502 --

Personally, I'm dubious about the use of personality typing in a work
setting. I doubt the validity of the tests used to determine personality
types. These tests tend to be very vague and offer few options for
answers. Personally, I test as an ENTP on the Keirsey, which I find to be
somewhat accurate, but not completely. The sixteen permutations on that
test hardly seem sufficient to classify all people accurately.

There is also the issue of how people might react to being "typed" in
order to place them in an organization. A test that tells you that
someone will be best suited to a certain type of work may not tell you
whether or not that person would enjoy the job, or if they would resent
being classified.



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