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Poison-ality tests

Posted on: December 28, 2020


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What more needs to be said about “personality tests” like the MBTI that has not been critically pointed out before?

That they are neither valid nor reliable? Been there, done that. That they are the modern equivalent of snake oil? That too.

How about the fact that they are no better than Buzzfeed tests to see what kind of fictional character you are? If that is how such tests are used, then there is little harm.

The problem is how they are used to channel students and workers into paths based on test results when the test itself is not valid or reliable.

The MBTI and their ilk are not personality tests. They are poison-ality tests that brainwash users — administrators and decision makers who keep using them, and workers and students who know no better.

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