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Ometric testing a 500 million industry struggle to account for its success – no less validate its results How did the Myers Briggs insinuate itself into our jobs our relationships our internet our livesFirst conceived in the 1920s by the mother daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers a pair of aspiring novelists and devoted homemakers the Myers Briggs was designed to bring the gospel of Carl Jung to the masses But it would take on a life of its own reaching from the smoke filled boardrooms of mid century New York to Berkeley California where it wa. 35 Stars The beginning really tried to sell me on the mystery of the author s journey to uncover the history of MBTI After such promise it slowed

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An unprecedented history of the personality test that has achieved cult like devotion devised a century ago by a pair of homemakers and found today in boardrooms classrooms and beyondThe Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world It has been harnessed by Fortune 100 companies universities hospitals churches and the military Its language – of extraversion vs introversion thinking vs feeling – has inspired online dating platforms and Buzzfeed uizzes alike And yet despite the test's widespread adoption experts in the field of psych. Well that 5 star prediction was way off the mark

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S honed against some of the 20th century's greatest creative minds It would travel across the world to London Zurich Cape Town Melbourne and Tokyo; to elementary schools nunneries wellness retreats and the closed door corporate training sessions of todayDrawing from original reporting and never before published documents What’s Your Type examines nothing less than the definition of the self – our attempts to grasp categorise and uantify our personalities Surprising and absorbing the book like the test at its heart considers the timeless uestion What makes you you. My friend lent me her advance copy and I finished it in a weekThe Personality Brokers is the fascinating history behind the Myers Briggs test and th


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  1. says:

    This book was a disappointment I looked forward to it I went through a phase of interest in the Myers Briggs as a teenager and so was eager t

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    In reading for pleasure do you a Enjoy odd and original ways of saying things or b Like writers to say exactly what they mean” To which I will add my own three uestions Feel free to give me your answers in the comments and I can pro

  3. says:

    Well that 5 star prediction was way off the mark

  4. says:

    The Myer Briggs test the pop psych fad that won't die This is a biography of the mother and daughter team and their unlikely test that you might find on a buzzfeed uiz these days It has marched through business culture the

  5. says:

    35 Stars The beginning really tried to sell me on the mystery of the author’s journey to uncover the history of MBTI After such pr

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    The Personality Brokers combines a conceptually sophisticated intellectual history with a thrilling narrative It takes a s

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    This is mostly a biography of Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers the mother and daughter who came up with the pervasive Myers Briggs Type Indicator a personality test based on Carl Jung’s theories It’s also a history of the evolution of the indicator and of personality tests in general The writing is academic than conversational making it hard to read a whole lot at onceEmre does her best to remain disint

  8. says:

    The book was very well written and very good and easy to follow but it was not what it could have been should have been? It was a sto

  9. says:

    My friend lent me her advance copy and I finished it in a weekThe Personality Brokers is the fascinating history behind the Myers Briggs test and the mother daughter duo who created it The book was incredibly well written and well researched and raised interesting uestions about personality psychology which interest me greatly I also loved how it delves into the history of the test how it weaves together the

  10. says:

    I won this book in a goodreads drawingA book that goes into the history and the provenance of the Myers Briggs test Mostly it's a history of fraud and cult like behavior from the very beginning Created by a Progressive era crackpot it became a cause celebre of big business but there does not appear to be any actual scientific evidence behin