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Myers - Briggs: The path to enlightenment or a load of old tosh?

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MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Wed 15-Oct-08 09:42:37

Was 'done' recently and my assessment seems to have a lot of truth in it but part of me is wondering whether it's like a horoscope and I could find something plausibly like me in any of the 16 'types'.

Any other views or experiences?

Anna8888 Wed 15-Oct-08 09:46:23

I think that it useful but needs to be taken with a pinch of salt wink.

lisasimpson Wed 15-Oct-08 09:47:35

well mine was dead accurate by the way - have done it twice over a number of years and come out exactly the same.

Eve Wed 15-Oct-08 09:53:10

Have you seen the myers briggs prayer.

Sums you up in a few words... and mine is so accurate...

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Mine is

God help me to consider people's feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

Eve Wed 15-Oct-08 09:53:43


DonDons Wed 15-Oct-08 09:54:58

never had much respect for myers briggs but the insights colours test is fabulous

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Wed 15-Oct-08 09:55:40

I'm giggling at the prayers.

KatyMac Wed 15-Oct-08 10:01:25

i like it & think it's fairly good though I agree you move around over time

I like belbin more & find that very useful - I particularly like the way you change your type depending upon the others in your team/group

squiffy Wed 15-Oct-08 12:08:21

Like all of this stuff, when you hold down the contextual factors they are pretty good I think..... but the problem is that in real life you cannot hold down the contextual factors, so limited practical application

Saying that, I love taking the time out to do this stuff with collegues because that task in itself can be good for morale and helping people appreciate each others' strengths/weaknesses maybe a bit better

fridayschild Wed 15-Oct-08 13:43:06

Loved the prayers! I think Myers Briggs is quite useful, but my sister absolutely swears by it. She says once she has worked out someone's type she knows exactly how to handle them.

As a firm we have gone off Myers Briggs and are big on 360 appraisals instead.

Saz36 Wed 15-Oct-08 19:05:20

liking the prayers ! I have done it a few times and it has always come out the same for me and is very true to life. I have found it most useful in teams where you get to find out what everyone else is and in my case realise how to handle difficult people - especially bosses !

BetsyBoop Wed 15-Oct-08 19:42:59

lovin' the prayers

mine is

INTJ: Lord keep me open to others' ideas, WRONG though they may be.

So true, so ME! (ask my poor DH!)

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