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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 teenage

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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 provide you my own unofficial but carefully researched Goodreads Myers Briggs Type Indicat

  3. says:

    Well that 5 star prediction was way off the mark

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    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 CIA pop culture west coast Jungian gurus to the interwebs This story takes many unlikely threads from the twentieth century almost as if to employ the Jungian idea of synchronicity It is a weird test that is

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    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 sl

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    The Personality Brokers combines a conceptually sophisticated intellectual history with a thrilling narrative It takes a special kind of talent to make ideas this interesting The personalities covered come to riotous life Hitler Jung Truman Capote to say nothing of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers themselves Emre is always witty and always sharp but never condescending to her subjects no matter how eccentric they can be An amazing

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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 evol

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    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 story of the

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    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 psychological framewor

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    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 c

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Of psychometric testing a 2 billion industry have struggled to validate its results–no less account for its success How did Myers Briggs a homegrown multiple choice uestionnaire infiltrate our workplaces our relationships our Internet our lives First conceived in the 1920s by the mother daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers a pair of devoted homemakers novelists and amateur psychoanalysts Myers Briggs was designed to bring the gospel of Carl Jung to the masses But it would take on a life entirely its own reaching from the smoke filled boardrooms of mid century New York to Berkeley California where it was administered to some of the twentieth century. 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 down for awhile

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An unprecedented history of the personality test conceived a century ago by a mother and her daughter–fiction writers with no formal training in psychology–and how it insinuated itself into our boardrooms classrooms and beyondThe Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world It is used regularly by Fortune 500 companies universities hospitals churches and the military Its language of personality types–extraversion and introversion sensing and intuiting thinking and feeling judging and perceiving–has inspired television shows online dating platforms and Buzzfeed uizzes Yet despite the test’s widespread adoption experts in the field. 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 to learn about it Unfor

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’s greatest creative minds It would travel across the world to London Zurich Cape Town Melbourne and Tokyo until it could be found just as easily in elementary schools nunneries and wellness retreats as in shadowy political consultancies and on social networksDrawing from original reporting and never before published documents The Personality Brokers takes a critical look at the personality indicator that became a cultural icon Along the way it examines nothing less than the definition of the self–our attempts to grasp categorize and uantify our personalities Surprising and absorbing the book like the test at its heart considers the timeless uestion What makes you you. 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 tes