MBTI Offers Minimal Thinking Value
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
The following excerpts are from Edward De Bono's book Think! Before It's Too Late
"Measurement is objective. Measurement is the basis of all sciences; measurement is the difference between science and myth.
Psychology was in a hurry to prove that it was a real science like all the others. This meant measurement. So Psychology became obsessed with measurement, with various tests and scales. That obsession remains - from IQ tests to Myers-Briggs personality judgements. The outcome of these measurements is to put people into categories and boxes - introvert or extrovert; intuitive or judgemental - and thereafter they imprison themselves in the indicated box.
Once again, this has been descriptive, with very little design of operational thinking tools."
While MBTI may help you build a better relationship, its value is limited in improving the quality of thinking.