If you believe that MBTI does nothing more for people than tell them they're special, then clearly we've been looking in different places. I've seen plenty of sources that identify the weaknesses of each type, in an effort to help the interested parties to recognize and strengthen these areas. Of course, you're quite correct in saying that everyone is unique. However, that doesn't mean it's not possible to organize people into 16 broad categories. No ESFJ is exactly the same, but they'll share similar traits, and they'll all be rather different than INTPs. Telling someone "you're special" might be a morale-booster, but besides that, it won't help much. The Myers-Briggs type indicator, however, is another story. It's based on research, not flattery.

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