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November 13th, 2013 at 10:11 am

How much money do people with your personality make?

Whenever presented with a theory like Carl Jung’s theory of personality types (which Myers and Briggs formalized into a personality test) it’s important to remember that you are in possession of a unique set of neurons whose synapses fire in unique patterns that cannot easily be slotted into one of sixteen “types” from which one can draw conclusions about your destiny. (Infographic)

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That said, tests are fun! As an INTP it appears that I need to get better at talking to people and planning if I am to have any hope of making the Big Bucks. Of course that’s only true if Myers-Briggs types have causal income effects which they very well might not but whatever, tests are fun!

Click “Know More” to read about the Myers-Briggs test’s many shortcomings. Among other problems, peoples’ types tend to vary based on test-taking sessions (which they shouldn’t if the test measures an immutable personality type) and the explanatory power of personality types as determined by the test is limited.

Via Washington Post

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