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Episode 004 – MBTI Smackdown

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.

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Episode 000 – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

In this inaugural episode, I interview Jackson Gabbard, a software engineer at Facebook, about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychometric assessment that measures how people perceive the world and make decisions.  The understanding of MBTI has many applications, including helping you understand yourself and others better, leading to smoother interactions in your professional and personal lives.  Jackson explains the MBTI with simple language, and gives real-world examples of how people with differing types interact.

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