Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Might be pseudoscience but it feels good

https://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless Actual data tells psychologists that these traits do not have a bimodal distribution. Tracking a group of people's interactions with others, for instance, shows that as Jung noted, there aren't really pure extroverts and introverts, but mostly people who fall somewhere in between. All four of the categories in the Myers-Briggs

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How to cheat on personality tests

https://theconversation.com/how-to-cheat-on-personality-tests-and-other-pseudosciences-30248 Because trait psychology is philosophically primitive, personality testers ignore or cannot recognise the problem of circularity of argument which haunts their enterprise. For example, they assume that personality traits are enduring, pervasive and affect all aspects of behaviour. Since they cannot be observed, personality traits are theoretical constructs which are measured

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