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Remember that Myers-Briggs test your employer made you take? Well forget it.

18 thoughts on “Remember that Myers-Briggs test your employer made you take? Well forget it.

  1. And it’s not easy to see how the different types correlate with different tasks. Here is how ENFPs (that is, people who are extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving) are described on the test’s official Web site,

    Enthusiastic innovators, always seeing new possibilities in the world around them. Their world is full of possible projects or interests they want to pursue. Imaginative, high spirited, and ingenious, they are often able to do almost anything that interests them. They are confident, spontaneous, and flexible, and often rely on their ability to improvise.

    They value home, family, friendships, creativity, and learning.

    Here is a description of a personality type found on a different Web site:

    Shy and quiet, but on the other hand they can be eccentric and energetic. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems. Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, they have a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power. They look at the world as a place full of possibilities.

    That one is from It describes Aquarians.

  2. I guess that if you write for The New Yorker you don't have to cite The New Yorker writer Robert Benchley as coining the opening sentence.

  3. “In reading for pleasure, do you (a) Enjoy odd or original ways of saying things; or (b) Like writers to say exactly what they mean?” (It’s unclear why these are mutually exclusive alternatives.)

    Both, please and thank you, depending on the topic. WITAF is this question supposed to indicate, anyway?


    1. "Your co-worker lays on his back, in a puddle of coffee in the break room, beating his legs, trying to turn himself over but he can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that?"

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