The Myers-Briggs Personality Types are an outgrowth of the theories of Carl Jung. Critics claim the system is flawed in several ways:
- Test is self administered, and self judged. All the results and questions are passed through the lens of the person conducting it.
- The categories do not take into account all the personality variables
- The developers of the test were not professionals in this field
- The testing has not passed peer-review
Having said that, it is an interesting place to start evaluation of personality testing.
A more accepted (read: peer-reviewed) test is the Big Five Personality test. More recent, encompasses more practical outcomes for the workplace and other areas.