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The Resource The personality brokers : the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing, Merve Emre

The personality brokers : the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing, Merve Emre

Label
The personality brokers : the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing
Title
The personality brokers
Title remainder
the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing
Statement of responsibility
Merve Emre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An unprecedented history of the personality test that has achieved cult-like devotion, devised a century ago by a pair of homemakers and found today in boardrooms, classrooms, and beyond. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It has been harnessed by Fortune 100 companies, universities, hospitals, churches, and the military. Its language--of extraversion vs. introversion, thinking vs. feeling--has inspired online dating platforms and Buzzfeed quizzes alike. And yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $500 million industry, struggle to account for its success--no less to validate its results. How did the Myers-Briggs test insinuate itself into our jobs, our relationships, our Internet, our lives? First conceived in the 1920s by the mother-daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, a pair of aspiring novelists and devoted homemakers, the Myers-Briggs was designed to bring the gospel of Carl Jung to the masses. But it would take on a life of its own, reaching from the smoke-filled boardrooms of mid-century New York to Berkeley, California, where it was honed against some of the twentieth century's greatest creative minds. It would travel across the world to London, Zurich, Cape Town, Melbourne, and Tokyo; to elementary schools, nunneries, wellness retreats, and the closed-door corporate training sessions of today. Drawing from original reporting and never-before-published documents, The Personality Brokers examines nothing less than the definition of the self--our attempts to grasp, categorize, and quantify our personalities. Surprising and absorbing, the book, like the test at its heart, considers the timeless question: What makes you you"--
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Emre, Merve
Dewey number
155.2/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698.8.M94
LC item number
E56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Personality tests
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Typology (Psychology)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
Label
The personality brokers : the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing, Merve Emre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The cosmic laboratory of baby training -- Women's work -- Meet yourself -- An unbroken series of successful gestures -- Desperate amateurs -- The science of man -- The personality is political -- Sheep and buck -- A perfect spy -- People's capitalism -- The house party approach to testing -- That horrible woman -- The synchronicity of life and death -- One in a million -- True believers
Control code
on1042077169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781101974148
Lccn
2018011977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1292172
  • (Sirsi) o1042077169
  • (OCoLC)1042077169
Label
The personality brokers : the strange history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing, Merve Emre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The cosmic laboratory of baby training -- Women's work -- Meet yourself -- An unbroken series of successful gestures -- Desperate amateurs -- The science of man -- The personality is political -- Sheep and buck -- A perfect spy -- People's capitalism -- The house party approach to testing -- That horrible woman -- The synchronicity of life and death -- One in a million -- True believers
Control code
on1042077169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781101974148
Lccn
2018011977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1292172
  • (Sirsi) o1042077169
  • (OCoLC)1042077169

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