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MBTI: MBTI’s Limits and the Three Levels of Personality

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , on 07/30/2014 by Taylor Holt


One thing that’s great about MBTI is that it allows me an immediate window to a person’s general understanding of the world. It’s can lead to an open-ended discussion about a person that allows all parties to join in. On one hand, we’re talking about something I’m interested in (MBTI) and something they’re interested in at the same time (Themselves!).

But what are the limits and full extensions of MBTI? Certainly it’s more than merely a conversation topic, while a generalized test based on one’s own answers can only go so far, right? How can we know someone better than a complex system of stereotypes? Continue reading