What if everything in our inaugural episode on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is wrong? Bestselling author Adam Grant, Wharton professor of organizational psychology, explains his objections to the MBTI this episode by showing how scientific research about personality evolved in the decades since the MBTI’s creation. He offers a modern alternative, the Big Five personality traits, as a repeatable, comprehensive, and useful way of describing personality.
This episode also mentions:
- Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, the New York Times bestseller by Adam Grant.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. I’m currently reading this book, and find its premise a big encouragement for introverts like me.
- Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos. This book completely changed the way I think about work and about companies.