Reason has a review up on the new book The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre.
Probably one of my favorite quotes of the article:
The test has been most influential among the kinds of businesses given to weekend “success seminars” in Ramada ballrooms. Today you’ll still see people putting their Myers-Briggs type on their LinkedIn pages, the way others might mention their astrological sign on a dating profile.
My coworkers are big into this stuff, to the point that we need to talk about what style we are. Well, they do. I just answer sarcastically and remind them it’s all bullshit.
Which they say is typical of my type.