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THBT: The MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR is PSEUDOSCIENCE

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THBT: The MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR is PSEUDOSCIENCE

DEFINITIONS:

In personality typology, the MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The test attempts to assign four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, judging or perceiving. One letter from each category is taken to produce a four-letter test result, such as "INTJ" or "ESFP".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%E2%80%93Briggs_Type_Indicator

MBTI=MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR

PSEUDOSCIENCE consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that claim to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method.
Pseudoscience is often characterized by

*contradictory, exaggerated or unfalsifiable claims;
* reliance on confirmation bias rather than rigorous attempts at refutation;
* lack of openness to evaluation by other experts;
*absence of systematic practices when developing hypotheses; and
*continued adherence long after the pseudoscientific hypotheses have been experimentally discredited.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscience

BURDEN of PROOF

Wikipedia advises:

"When two parties are in a discussion and one makes a claim that the other disputes, the one who makes the claim typically has a burden of proof to justify or substantiate that claim especially when it challenges a perceived status quo. This is also stated in Hitchens's razor, which declares that "what may be asserted without evidence, may be dismissed without evidence." Carl Sagan proposed a related criterion – "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" – which is known as the Sagan standard."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof_(philosophy)

PRO must show MBTI qualifies as pseudoscience as defined. CON must show that MBTI adheres to best practices in Science.

PRO is requesting sincere and friendly engagement on this subject.
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