What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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I did online test and got INFP. What is yours?
 

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I haven't done this test and probably won't:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers–Briggs_Type_Indicator

According to the wikipedia article its a flawed test that is popular in business circles.

Criticism
The validity (statistical validity and test validity) of the MBTI as a psychometric instrument has been the subject of much criticism.

It has been estimated that between a third and a half of the published material on the MBTI has been produced for the special conferences of the Center for the Application of Psychological Type (which provide the training in the MBTI, and are funded by sales of the MBTI) or as papers in the Journal of Psychological Type (which is edited and supported by Myers–Briggs advocates and by sales of the indicator).[39] It has been argued that this reflects a lack of critical scrutiny.[39] Many of the studies that endorse MBTI are methodologically weak or unscientific.[10] A 1996 review by Gardner and Martinko concluded: "It is clear that efforts to detect simplistic linkages between type preferences and managerial effectiveness have been disappointing. Indeed, given the mixed quality of research and the inconsistent findings, no definitive conclusion regarding these relationships can be drawn."[10][40]

Psychometric specialist Robert Hogan wrote: "Most personality psychologists regard the MBTI as little more than an elaborate Chinese fortune cookie ..."[41]
 
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Closed. See V50's post.
 

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