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Stop Taking This Famous Personality Test So Seriously

Author makes a case against Myers-Briggs

(Newser) - Are you an ISFP? Or maybe an ENTJ? Those who have taken the Myers-Briggs personality test—and there's a lot of them—will recognize the acronyms immediately. They're two of the 16 personality types the test seeks to reveal after people answer a series of questions in about... More »

What Your BLT Says About You

Sandwich choices offer insight into personality, love connections

(Newser) - Online dating sites and jury-selection pools may have a new criterion for determining personality traits: sandwich choice. A new study breaks down the deli line, finding, among other things, that BLT lovers are devoted perfectionists who are best matched with loyal, unselfish seafood-salad lovers, the Chicago Tribune reports. More culinary... More »

Blood Type Obsession Splits Japan

Belief that blood type determines personality blamed for discrimination

(Newser) - A widely held belief that blood type determines personality has opened a vein of controversy in Japan, the AP reports. The notion persists despite scientific debunking, with sports teams, matchmakers, and even employers making decisions based on a person's blood type. Some see the craze as sinister and the term... More »

Narcissism Shows Through Online: Study

Vain Facebook users can be identified by friend count, photos

(Newser) - If you’re a narcissist, even the relative anonymity of the Internet can’t hide your true colors, LiveScience reports. A new study shows Facebook pages are an accurate predictor of personality, with narcissists having on average more friends and posts, and more considered photos of themselves. Authors gave some... More »

Like eHarmony, Only for Kitties

Shelters using Feline-ality program to match cats to owners

(Newser) - There's no shortage of dating websites that use personality profiles to come up with "scores" and assess compatibility; now, the AP reports, animal shelters are using a similar program to help pair famously fickle felines with owners. Some 45 facilities use Feline-ality, which assigns cats colorful personality types: leader... More »

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