Myers-Briggs Personalities and the Peaceful, Voluntary World (The Dollar Vigilante)
Wednesday January 16th, 2013
All the world can be divided into 16 personality types, which fit into four distinct groups, at least according to the stunningly useful Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The MBTI is a psychometric (literally “soul measurement”) questionnaire that measures how people perceive the world and make decisions. It is based on the work of Carl Jung, who theorized that there are four principal psychological functions by which humans experience the world: sensation and intuition, feeling and thinking. Mother-daughter team Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed the MBTI personality inventory based on Jung's work.
Myers-Briggs is a very handy way to categorize personalities and I strongly encourage you to read up more on the theory since this article will only look at the theory very narrowly. Here we use the MBTI to explore why so many people hate liberty and love the state monopoly on violence while so very, very few are prone to be Objectivists, libertarians or individualist anarchists who appreciate the morality and benefits of peace and freedom. Stay tuned because there will be a test at the end to see where you fit in.