As an MBTI practitioner (in-house) I have found it to be an invaluable tool in helping people to work together better in our organisation. It has nothing to do with "personailty traits" - there are other tools on the market to measure these.

In my opinion, differing results on the questionnaire could easily be the result of the mood of the individual at the time they complete it. Since the questionnaire asks us to answer based on our preferred behaviour, and our preferences can change from day to day (we're human!), I'm not surprised that some results can differ. This is why the questionnaire results should not be considered in isolation. An individual decides their best-fit type during a feedback session with a qualified professional.

With the correct support, would most of us not come to the same conclusion within a short time frame, regardless of the questionnaire results? Over a longer time frame of years, we should expect some changes as we develop as individuals.

In my opinion, much of the criticism in this article and its comments seem to show a lack of basic understanding of how MBTI works, and the purposes for which it should be used.

To give a compelling argument on why this tool is blinkered, perhaps we should consider taking our own "blinkers" off for a few moments!

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