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Fun to Read but Don't Base Your Life on It
on September 26, 2013
I really enjoyed taking the test, getting the result, having family members take the test, compare our results, see if we're compatible or not, and why and why not, etc. This was fun, and it is a little bit revealing and interesting to learn why what compels us compels us. I liked learning about the % of people 'like me' in the world, and other famous folks. If nothing else, we had a few nights of fun with the family taking the test and reading sections of the book out loud to each other.
I'm an INFP, if anyone is interested. My son and my daughter are both ENFP. I found that interesting.
But at the same time, it's similar to horoscope and psychological tests you can take online and things, and none of it matters in doing what you want. Some people will match--most will, in fact--but some won't. And just because you're an X doesn't mean you have to do Y. AS long as you take it as more insight into why you do the way you do some of the things you do, great. But if you use it to change who you are or to try to be something you're not, then that's not a good thing.
So it's fun to read and interesting to gain some insight about your motivations and why you might do some of the things you do, but I wouldn't put much more into it than that.
There is also a lot of psychological information about how the test was developed, the history of personality testing and stuff like that, which totally fascinates me (psychology was my major in college and we actually read this book in class and all of us took the test), but for the average person, that stuff is probably pretty dry and boring.