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This is a discussion on mbti type changes a lot throughout life within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Personality, for something that's supposed to be constant, changes a lot throughout life. I'm referring to: http://web.mac.com/kris_thomas/iWeb/...ionnaire-1.pdf However, that's debatable, ...

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    ENFJ - The Givers

    mbti type changes a lot throughout life

    Personality, for something that's supposed to be constant, changes a lot throughout life.

    I'm referring to:
    http://web.mac.com/kris_thomas/iWeb/...ionnaire-1.pdf

    However, that's debatable, and I've seen other studies that report higher rates. That said, while it's an older study, it compiles a lot of research to come to that conclusion (of ~.50 long-term reliability), so it's a particularly good source. That journal also has a pretty high impact factor.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Yes. But this data is more in line with say the Big 5. These are what the MBTI people would call persona-based metrics (notice their definition of extraversion is different than MBTI) so if we're going by personality from the sense of a snapshot of who a person is in a given moment, then yes you would expect there to be changes, sometimes substantial, especially as people age.

    One of the reasons why MBTI is regarded as pseudo-science is because the measures its built upon are completely theoretical. Where Big 5 and other metrics in that data measure observable traits, like sociability, openness or anxiety, MBTI deals more with the core inner workings of a person (which of course is highly philosophical and not provable or falsifiable). MBTI really seeks to understand what makes personality (and what makes a person tick on the whole) not simply measure who the person is outwardly in a given moment. This of course flies in the face of accepted scientific methodology.

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    MBTI Theory is not pseudoscientific in and of itself. It would only be that if it was presented as science, but it is presented as a theory (in the non-scientific sense).


     

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