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The Capitalist Origins of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

The pseudoscientific tool was a popular, and powerful, force in corporations across the United States

Illustration: Jessica Siao

We tend to think of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a frivolous internet distraction, akin to the hundreds of BuzzFeed quizzes that help us pass the time and think about ourselves in new (if…




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Merve Emre

Merve Emre

Merve Emre is associate professor of English at Oxford. She is the author of Paraliterary (2017) and The Personality Brokers (2018).

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