Briggs’s approach was that of a hobbyist humanist; she saw their work as something like a quiz in a sophisticated teen magazine.
He used to list his zodiac sign, but upgraded to the MBTI after he sensed the tides changing, dating-profile-wise.
Thanks to Tinder and OKCupid (and Hinge and Grindr and Happn and Flutter and Bumble and Raya and whatever app is about to come out tomorrow), there is a seemingly endless supply of options, and to make sense of them, we make snap decisions based on very little information. We do, and then we have to hope that the few hours we spend with a person won’t be a waste of time or the preamble to the news story about how we went missing.
Should you swipe left on someone just because they list the Grateful Dead as their favorite band? The Myers-Briggs data on someone’s profile offers another, more efficient way to tighten the process.
I’d assumed that our shared love of Three 6 Mafia and road trips meant we’d at least have a second date, if not end up getting married, but Ken had a different vision.
Apparently an ENFP (me) and an INTJ (him) could never work out, primarily because of the initial letters, to his mind.
When mother-daughter team Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers started expanding Carl Jung’s personality theories to create an identity typology in 1926, they saw it as a way to help people find happiness through a better understanding of themselves and their preferences.