Anyone here spent any time with MBTI? Any thoughts to share? I've looked into it from time to time and found it quiet helpful and insightful. It definitely gets mis-represented/oversimplified and mis-used, and I can't say it doesn't have its flaws. However, in terms of providing a system for helping to understand how different people think/approach the world around them, and the different needs people feel strongly, it's been very helpful. It's helped me appreciate how other individuals I know (and ones I meet) think and why they approach life the way they do, even when (especially when) very different from my own. Some of the more commonly encountered differences are: Neat-freaks vs. aesthetically oblivious Rationality vs. Socially harmony "Just get on with it" vs. "I'm thinking things through" I find it's also quite interesting looking at society through this sort of lens - for example, big picture scenarios like sincere socialists vs. principled capitalists. Of course, the dynamics of human behaviour and society are massively complex and can't simply be pigeon-holed. However, at the same time that complexity invites investigation and an attempt to understand people, and why we are who we are. Bring it back down to the personal, I've found that some of the concepts provided by MBTI have been helpful in just understanding my own approach to life, helping me counteract some of my own tendencies when not helpful, and focusing them in order to make better use. So, just wondering if anyone else out there has any thoughts on the matter? And on the simpler/lighter side - are there any short quotes/insights that you've found helpful in either understanding/explaining yourself or motivating/challenging yourself? Two examples for me: Understanding/Explaining - This t-shirt - https://www.zazzle.com.au/because_i_care_t_shirt-235256204762671243 "I only point out your inaccuracies because I care". It's so hard not to want to refine a statement or point out an inaccuracy. Not to be picky or pedantic, but because the impulse to value precision is so strong. Getting things right, precisely right - is just important. Why wouldn't someone want the best/right version of something? Motivating/Challenging - A quote from Batman Begins - "It's not who you are inside, but what you do that defines you." It's so easy to live in my own head. But to conceive of something, or think it through, isn't enough. People don't see inside my head. I use this idea/quote as a constant reminder/challenge to actually be good and productive and helpful, and not just think about it.