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Inside the Popularity of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

It has taken the world by storm, but some have raised concerns

(Newser) - Chances are good that you know your Myers-Briggs personality type—but is that a good thing or a bad thing? In a piece at the Guardian , Elle Hunt takes a long look at the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and how it "took over the world." Hunt, who for...

Stop Taking This Famous Personality Test So Seriously

Author makes a case against Myers-Briggs

(Newser) - Are you an ISFP? Or maybe an ENTJ? Those who have taken the Myers-Briggs personality test—and there's a lot of them—will recognize the acronyms immediately. They're two of the 16 personality types the test seeks to reveal after people answer a series of questions in about...

What Your BLT Says About You
 What Your BLT Says About You 

What Your BLT Says About You

Sandwich choices offer insight into personality, love connections

(Newser) - Online dating sites and jury-selection pools may have a new criterion for determining personality traits: sandwich choice. A new study breaks down the deli line, finding, among other things, that BLT lovers are devoted perfectionists who are best matched with loyal, unselfish seafood-salad lovers, the Chicago Tribune reports. More culinary...

Blood Type Obsession Splits Japan

Belief that blood type determines personality blamed for discrimination

(Newser) - A widely held belief that blood type determines personality has opened a vein of controversy in Japan, the AP reports. The notion persists despite scientific debunking, with sports teams, matchmakers, and even employers making decisions based on a person's blood type. Some see the craze as sinister and the term...

Narcissism Shows Through Online: Study

Vain Facebook users can be identified by friend count, photos

(Newser) - If you’re a narcissist, even the relative anonymity of the Internet can’t hide your true colors, LiveScience reports. A new study shows Facebook pages are an accurate predictor of personality, with narcissists having on average more friends and posts, and more considered photos of themselves. Authors gave some...

Like eHarmony, Only for Kitties
 Like eHarmony, Only for Kitties 

Like eHarmony, Only for Kitties

Shelters using Feline-ality program to match cats to owners

(Newser) - There's no shortage of dating websites that use personality profiles to come up with "scores" and assess compatibility; now, the AP reports, animal shelters are using a similar program to help pair famously fickle felines with owners. Some 45 facilities use Feline-ality, which assigns cats colorful personality types: leader...

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