Meyers-Briggs is Rubbish, but Here’s Why You should Keep Using it

Meyers-Briggs is Rubbish, but Here's Why You should Keep Using it

The Meyers-Briggs system is criticized as largely unscientific, and for good reason, it’s been called “the fad that won’t die.” As an INTJ, I find it difficult not to notice the theory’s frailties, yet, I continue to endorse it. “Hypocrite,” you might be thinking. Why would I bother becoming an expert in MBTI if I don’t fully agree with it?

To this question, I give you the most stereotypically INTJ answer of all time:

IT IS USEFUL.

When I was 11, I had a sign on my bedroom door that read, “Knowledge is of no worth unless we put it into practice,” a principle that I have upheld my entire life.

I was introduced to Meyers-Briggs as a 17-year-old sophomore in college, when I was asked Continue reading

ISTJ Stereotypes in “The Imitation Game”

ISTJ Stereotypes in

ISTJs are frequently stereotyped as whining, OCD, rule-obsessed intellectuals with no social skills. Either that, or they’re portrayed as evil, emotionless cyborgs with no sense of humour. As someone with a close ISTJ friend, I understand exactly how terrible those stereotypes can be on a person. Unfortunately, such stereotypes are ever present in the media, and have found their way needlessly into the recent film, The Imitation Game. Continue reading

On Differing from INTJ stereotypes

INTJ: How I Differ from the Stereotypes

Surely, you’ve looked at the personality description for your Meyers-Briggs type at one point and thought, “that’s not me. I don’t do those things.”

Well, guess what? You’re not alone. I can’t tell you how many times I look at the INTJ stereotypes and think to myself, “How can anyone assume that you must be exactly the same as all other people who share your type?” Continue reading