Comparing Myers-Briggs Types Indicator And Five Factor Model

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The two widely used personality assessments, Myers-Briggs Types Indicator and Five Factor model both have their own strengths as well as weaknesses. The two personality assessments together have been shown to have similar outcomes. Costa and McCrea (1989) found a strong relationship between the MBTI intuition and openness on the FFM, showing that the two personality measures do have accuracy as this is what would be the expected outcome. Although the reliability and validity of the MBTI has been criticised for being quite low. People taking the MBTI have to completely honest when doing the test, and the accuracy people rate themselves may not be completely true, leading to a conclusion of low accuracy. Furthermore, the reliability is questioned
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