July 10, 2012 by philipbullitthughes
The Myers-Brigg Type Indicator separates people into 4 unique categories (Artisans, Idealists, Rationals, and Guardians) and then 16 sub-types. Why is this useful? Oftentimes, knowing your MBTI type can help you understand yourself and how you interact with others. You can become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses and learn how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of others.
Why pop culture?
Let’s be real here, once you know your MBTI type, it becomes exponentially more interesting when you can discover which TV, movie, or book characters are the same type as you. Knowing you share the same type with your favorite super hero or Disney princess makes you feel awesome about yourself, and, sometimes, makes you realize that there are other “people” that think the way you do. Besides, it’s always fun to be able to say, “Hey, my best friend is totally a Harry Potter,” or “I always thought my Aunt reminded me of Liz Lemon.” When we make our types relevant, it helps us understand ourselves and others more.