The mother-daughter team behind the 'scientifically unsupported' Myers-Briggs personality test
It's a test used widely around the world by large corporations, universities, churches and even the US military, but it has very little science behind it. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) sorts people into one of 16 categories, offering to find different personality types their perfectly aligned job. According to the MBTI, a person's personality can be categorised by their preferences within four dichotomies: extroversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, judging or perceiving. But author and Oxford University associate professor Merve Emre, who has researched the history of Myers-Briggs, says it's hardly an evidence-based approach.
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