Jung did state that his personality classifications were more rough estimates than actual types, but in the 1940s Katherine Briggs and daughter Isabel Briggs Myers used this as the basis in creating a personality test.
However, neither of them had any actual psychology training, so they collaborated with an HR manager from a Philadelphia bank.
Interestingly, this is not the case with romantic or intimate relationships, as individuals will often find themselves attracted to their opposites.
Myers-Briggs Relationships with The Two Opposite Thinking and Feeling Personality Types Myers-Briggs® Thinking Types will be drawn to their opposite Feeling Type’s gentility and genuine kindness and consideration for others.
So the ISTJ thing definitely wasn't a deal breaker, I told myself.
"I can't wait to get to know you more," he said, the words seeming so genuine.Moreover, people often get different results when they retake it.Research shows “that as many as three-quarters of test takers achieve a different personality type when tested again,” Annie Murphy Paul writes in Additionally, the test relies on all-or-none categories, even when spectrums might be more accurate.When I meet new people and tell them I am a researcher at e Harmony, it is usually followed by an array of questions, which I always love answering.Part of my responsibilities here include developing new personality scales to add to our relationship questionnaire, which we then add to our newest matching models to help people find their matches.
When some people hear about my personality work, most people think of the Myers-Briggs Test, and tell me they are an ‘INFP’ or an ‘ENFJ’, and ask what I am and how it’s used at e Harmony.