Sure, that’s true — but MBTI is way more fun than the Big 5 in my view. Yes, it’s horoscope-ish, and nothing I’ve said here is a hard and fast truth. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable as a way to reflect on your own personality and how you might be like or unlike other people. Regardless of how scientifically valid the profiles are, it is a statistical fact that most women answer the MBTI questions really differently from how I do, and I think that’s interesting and revealing.

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