Corporate personality testing is, um, not… good.

My most recent encounter with Myers-Briggs was at a “women in IT leadership development” type lean-in nonsense thing, unfortunately run by a True Believer who chose Myers-Briggs specifically because it was developed by women and thus, apparently, “empowering”. There was another woman in the group who’d studied psychology, and who remarked—in the sort of uncertain, hedging way a lot of women float criticism—that she was “surprised” they’d “never studied” this apparently “revelatory” system at university. The course functionary took this almost as a kind of existential threat, which I guess it is, in the sense that being confronted with the notion that your entire world outlook is pseudoscientific rubbish is threatening…