Systems Thinking and Personality Types LO22611
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 19:42:23 EDT

Replying to LO22576 --

The profile I speak of is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Your assertion
that anything lower than 90% means the test is not accurate seems quite a
stretch for me. I'd be happy that many things, including my own
perception, be accurate only 50% of the time!

The MBTI is based on Jung's theory of personality, and attempts to look at
four of the five commonly accepted aspects of personality. The problem is
that too many people simply take the MBTI to task for things it is not
intended to do or be - it is a valuable tool (can over three million
people be wrong per year? - this is how many are using this instrument!)
and is one of the most widely used instruments of its type (pun intended)
in the world.

Bill Hendry

In a message dated 9/9/99 4:13:11 AM, you wrote:

>I do not know of the profile you speak of and would add that if the
>correlation's are lower than 90% in reality the test is not accurate, OPQ
>also shows plenty of of so-called correlations, however one must further
>look at validity and at present I cannot find even a definition for
>personality as this is the first step.

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