The internet is chock-full of personality quizzes like the Myers-Briggs test, but are any of them actually based in science?
The Many Ways Science Has (Wrongly) Assessed Your Personality
“From bumps on the head to ink blots to handwriting analysis, science has come up with many useless personality tests. Here’s the complete history of the junk science of personality testing.”
Entrepreneurial Success Depends More on Privilege Than Personality
“It might seem as though people like Mark Zuckerberg, Jonah Peretti, and Evan Spiegel just have a certain type of personality that makes them comfortable taking risks, but many of them also have family money and connections that allow for financial stability.”
Are Personality Tests Accurate?
“Can you really put every person on the planet into neat little categories? That’s exactly what personality tests try to do and as Laci tells us, the results of those tests are having wide-ranging impacts on modern day life.”
Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.
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This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez
Written by Sophie Bakoledis