The strange history of the Myers-Briggs personality test

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Guest: Merve Emre

Do you know your Myers-Briggs type? Millions of people around the world have taken the famous personality test for work, for school, or for their own curiosity, to discover if they are more introversion (I) or extraversion (E), more sensing (S) or intuition (N).  Oxford English Literature professor MERVE EMRE tells the story behind the M.B.T.I. phenomenon, which was dreamed up by a mother and daughter team fascinated by the ideas of Carl Jung but without any psychological background or training.  Marty talks with Emre about her book, The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.

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