Re: Myers-Briggs LO2143

Joseph O'Connor (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 11:38:44 +0100

Replying to LO2080 --

Reading through the thread on MBTI, it reinforces my skepticism about such
psychometrics. They seem only to be descriptive, and do not add anything
else. So a bunch of behaviour = introvert. What is introvert? It's this
bunch of behaviour. That bunch of behaviour may need some very much finer
distinctions made.The argument is circular. The danger is that
substituting the psychometric word label takes us any closer to
understanding or changing (if appropriate) the behaviour.

What is important, as Kate Andrews' example brought out, is to reframe
behaviour in a new way that makes sense and acknowledges (or creates, who
knows?) the positive intention behind it - In the other person's world



Joseph O'Connor