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The Personality Brokers

The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

by Merve Emre

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Title
The Personality Brokers
Subtitle
The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
Author
Merve Emre

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A history of the century-old personality test conceived by a mother-and-daughter fiction-writing duo with no formal psychology training argues that their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been widely adopted in spite of a pervasive inability to validate its results.