Dating assessment tool
He did this purely based on his own experiences, and not on any type of empirical testing of the theory.
Jung did state that his personality classifications were more rough estimates than actual types, but in the 1940s Katherine Briggs and daughter Isabel Briggs Myers used this as the basis in creating a personality test.
However, looking at extraversion levels in 2,000 of our e Harmony users, the data shows what is similar to a normal distribution, in which a majority of people fall somewhere in the middle, indicating somewhat outgoing and somewhat shy, with only a few people being extremely introverted or extroverted.
Research that has included the Myers-Briggs has shown that the questionnaire is not a reliable measure of personality.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the Myers-Briggs is that it is not necessarily going to give you the same results if you take it again.
Recent research has shown that about half of people who take the Myers-Briggs will get different results taking it a second time up to 5 weeks later!
The idea of classifying a person into separate categories isn’t supported by previous research either.
If you think about it, these classifications are plain and simple, are you this or this?