Is the Church opposed to the Myers-Briggs personality tests?


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Is the Church opposed to the Myers-Briggs personality tests?

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The Church is not opposed to the social sciences or to the truths that they uncover.

The Myers-Briggs/Keirsey personality tests fall under the discipline of the field of psychology. The value of such tests is best determined by that science.

Many dioceses and religious orders use such tests to help with personnel decisions, vocation discernment, and marriage counseling. Opinions vary as to how useful they are.


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