The Myers-Briggs test is junk science and should be treated as such. Neither Myers or Briggs had any psychology training.
"Research shows “that as many as three-quarters of test takers achieve a different personality type when tested again,” writes Annie Murphy Paul in The Cult of Personality Testing, “and the sixteen distinctive types described by the Myers-Briggs have no scientific basis whatsoever.” In a recent article, Roman Krznaric adds that “if you retake the test after only a five-week gap, there's around a 50% chance that you will fall into a different personality category.”"
Totally true, but you know what, Myers-Briggs is just kinda fun.
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"What your 'which Marvel character are you' result says about the design work you like!"
So true. I don't really care if it's junk science. It's still just fun to take and see what results people get and whether or not it describes them accurately.
Welcome to the awkward moment where someone starts telling you about their astrological sign or something else without empirical evidence and you have to decide whether or not to go along with it.
Sure, but MBTI is built on Jung's work of cognitive functions which arguably carries more weight. An understanding of MBTI alone isn't that valuable but recognising and understanding function stacks (of which MBTI is built on) is.
I'm INFJ and the description of work I would love definitely fits me, but I would like to know about other types of design work that does good and is outside of non-for-profit and healthcare industries. Any suggestions?
Well, there's the whole concept of social entrepreneurship, you can be for-profit & represent a good cause. Toms shoes, renewable energy companies, or designing public spaces/cities, etc. could be options.
Thanks, Zach! Designing public space/cities is super interesting. I'll look into that.