Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:09:25 -0400

Folks,

Feel free to continue the discussion on the validity of personality typing
in hiring and/or working with TWs. Do not continue the unnecessary tangent
on astrological signs--it's wasting bandwidth, and irritating a number of
your fellow TechWhirlers.

Thank you

Connie Giordano
List Moderator

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>wrote:

> Science aside, Myers Briggs is more than just a fad: It's a highly
> useful CYA tool for HR departments.
>
> On a more serious note, see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator#Validity and
> subsequent paragraphs.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil03
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:45 PM
> To: Tony Chung; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
>
> With all due respect, Tony, the "science" behind personality typing is
> pretty flakey.
>
> It's based on
>
> 1. Statistical modelling from nowhere near representative samples and 2.
> Psychological models and personality theories that contain so many known
> flaws and controversies the only thing guaranteed about them is that
> they will be discarded in the future.
>
> That's not to say people like yourself may not get some benefit out of
> trying to implement or reflect on some of the conceptual themes
> involved.
>
> It's just to say...its a fad!
>
>
>
>
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References:
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Tony Chung
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Phil03
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Dan Goldstein

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