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Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work” and the new book “Personality Isn’t Permanent.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Personality Isn’t Permanent,” published by Penguin Random House. In it, he writes that many popular personality tests are junk science […]
Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change
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The best job for you, according to your personality type

The Myers-Briggs test isn’t perfect, but your personality type could help guide you to a great career. If you’re an ESFP, you may make a good bartender. ISFJs may make great kindergarten teachers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When thinking about your career, it’s important to take your […]
The best job for you, according to your personality type
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Why the Myers-Briggs test is pointless in the workplace

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most popular personality test, boasting millions of test-takers each year. Developed in the 1940s by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs, the MBTI is based on the ideas of Carl Jung. Upon completion, test-takers are presented with one of sixteen personality types based […]
Why the Myers-Briggs test is pointless in the workplace