Did you see yourself described here? If not, is that only because you don't believe in non-scientific personality tests or was it because it didn't actually describe YOU? This 8 minute story was pretty specific, a lot more specific than the typical horoscope, and overwhelmingly those who commented recognized those very specific traits in themselves. Not everyone who read this story is a very social introvert. Does that mean that MB is a valid assessment tool? Who cares? That's not the thesis of this story. What does it matter in this context?

And more importantly, what do you gain by pointing out to other people that they are idiots rather than just letting them live their lives in peace? Do you think they read your comments and immediately recognize how stupid they've been and how much smarter you are? Don't you have anything better to do with your time? If this were a story about the scientific validity of MB, your comments would be appropriate, but it isn't. You just want to hate read so you can look down on other people. This sort of bullying behavior is completely unneccessary and more than a little bit pathetic.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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