DeYoung quoted on Myers-Briggs by the Minnesota Daily

Headshot of Dr. Colin DeYoung

A recent Minnesota Daily article titled “Identity the Easy Way: How the Myers-Briggs fails in the field of psychometrics” quotes Colin DeYoung on how the Myers-Briggs personality test is not accurate scientifically. The test gives the test-taker a four-letter type based on the results. DeYoung, director of the DeYoung Personality Lab, states, “We know scientifically that there are no personality types,” as personality is not a categorical concept. The Big Five Aspect Scale is a better-respected measurement of personality, as it does not try to put someone into a category.

Colin DeYoung, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.


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