Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Physicists


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Although it's not my area of expertise I sometimes like to delve into a bit of Psychology. I came across the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(mbti) a while ago and liked finding connections between it and other areas such as political affiliation. I was wondering if anyone here thought that there was any correlation between mbti and going into science as a career. I guess an xNTx(the Intellectuals) would probably be the best in this area as they are often viewed as logical. The low number of this group compared to the overall population would probably also explain why the sciences aren't as popular as some other careers. I am an INTJ so I might be kind of biased here. Any thoughts?
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We had a thread on that in General Discussion. Check out the poll:

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=531612
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The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator has been criticized a lot: http://www.skepdic.com/myersb.html
I tend to agree with the criticism. It's sad how many people still use such a flawed test.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Physicists


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The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator has been criticized a lot: http://www.skepdic.com/myersb.html
I tend to agree with the criticism. It's sad how many people still use such a flawed test.
I've always considered it as one of those fun tests you take like "Do I have a tapeworm" or "Is my cat trying to kill me". It doesn't mean anything. Well, except having a tapeworm could be bad.

I agree people should not take these tests seriously, they're for entertainment, even though some people try to pretend they're not.


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