MMR asked: The whole Myer-Briggs Theory is interesting but how does one know if it is accurate. I have taken the test multiple times over the past year to be sure of my type. I was typed each time as an INTJ; I however am afraid I am being biased, trying to be original, or just answering the same way from memory. In reading the other types it is easy to find small traits to identify with in all INxx types. I strongly agree with most typing a for INTJ and feel, if I can say that, that it is my personality type. Wanting to be sure, my question to you is, how does one know if they are being biased when typing themselves?
That’s a good question, and one that I can’t teach you the answer to. I can however, give you a starting place to learn from.
- Do your answers to the questions match up with your behaviour?
- In other words, are you answering questions about who you are, rather than who you’d like to be?
- Do you fully understand the question that is being asked?
- Are you answering ‘yes’ on questions that only occasionally apply to you?
In general –and I have stressed this time and time again– I suggest not trusting the test as your guide to MBTI. READ. LEARN. INTROSPECT. That is the only way to know yourself.