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MBTI – Washington Post publishes an interesting and critical review of this instrument.


4 Responses

  1. Brain Cells
    The human brain has approximately 100 BILLION cells. How anyone thinks we can put people in a box and lable them has always puzzled me. We are far too complex for that.
    Trainers who focus too much on learning styles should also stop putting people in boxes.

  2. In my humble opinion, if

    In my humble opinion, if people are being put into boxes by the MBTI then it's is not being used in the right way.

    Same with learning styles, it's about preferred ways of doing things but doesn't say that you can't do anything else.


    Personally think it's a fantastic tool when used correctly… 

  3. But in my humble opinion

    The world of training is 90% bad practice so any instruments to record, review or assess will inevitably be used badly so the boxes are usually the only thing we have to go on. 

    Ever been to a party where you mention training and someone tells you they are an abc, xyz or bbc?  They think it's real.

    How about back to basics treating everyone as individuals? That might just work.

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