personality tests
March 4, 2002 02:36 PM

I am in love with this blog. And I don't just say that because it supports my personal belief that the Colorgenics test suffers (or benefits) from the Barnum effect (tell someone anything general enough about himself, and he'll believe you're psychic).

Still. I don't buy the PTypes test, largely because it relies on the subject's ability to accurately report his/her behaviour and the impressions of others, versus the Keirsey/MBTI reliance upon the subject's preferences.

In other words, the PType test seems heavy-handed. I'm intrigued by the concept, particularly the association of mental illness with types (but what is it used for?), but very much suspect the questions need to be re-written. Plus, as it appears many have noticed, there really isn't a one-to-one match between the PType thing and the MBTI. Again, I suspect it's a result of the questions, but it could also be a problem with the way results are phrased.

Anyhow, liked the blog. Nice list of other blogs, too. And, in defense of the PType thing, I found I liked blogs written by people of both my supposed PType and my MBTI type.

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I followed your link in 'this blog', and got a search engine. Could you post the url again?

these are the thoughts of skattrkattr on March 6, 2002 01:37 PM

it looks like a search engine at top. it's not. the link's correct.

these are the thoughts of kerykes on March 6, 2002 02:51 PM

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