Bring out the instruments…

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

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Another pithy post from Matt this time on Myers-Briggs and similar ways of classifying people.

The more I am exposed to these tools, the more they remind me of MBTI and HBD approaches in personality typing – a useful place to start but a terrible place to finish.

…If facilitated with a lightness of touch and a respect for people’s experiences this can lead to a useful discussion on difference and diversity.

The problem occurs when you take this stuff too seriously.

I think the fact these things are called “instruments” is a good clue to the thinking they often promote, however much their supporters protest otherwise.

Anyway, in Matt’s spirit of not taking these things too seriously, better fetch the comfy chair (Don’t say you didn’t see this coming)

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