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MBTI vs Astrology — Who Wins?

They say that MBTI is just a simplified version of astrology. So what does that make you? An advocate of witchcraft?

Myers and Briggs developed MBTI using original research that started with Carl Jung.

Carl is a legend in terms of psychology. He developed his psychoanalytical theories by delving deep into the myths of the Greeks, Romans and other cultures worldwide. He used astrology to research and mold his ideas of the psyche.

He’s the reason why we have ideas of introversion vs extroversion (thanks Carl).

A couple quick definitions:

Archetype: a very typical example of a certain person or thing, the quintessence, model, or prototype.
The Jungian definition of archetype: a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.

Basically, Jung developed psychological theories which form the foundation of modern day psychology, as well as MBTI. Records show he and his mom had supernatural encounters and supposedly he communicated with spirits. They say he received a lot of his information through supernatural means. He studied alchemy, spirituality, and other esoteric topics.

So what really is MBTI ? Basically, witchcraft but with a modern face. You’re practically a wizard now. You might as well go all the way.

In comes astrology: the ancient science and art of planetary alignments within the zodiac.

Although MBTI is a great way to decide whether or not you should stick with your college major, it’s a rather bland way to do it. And inconclusive. I mean, can you really fit seven billion people into sixteen types?

Astrology, however, is the real deal. It’s the greatest conversation starter at a party — what’s your sign?

98% of people know their zodiac sign. Maybe 2% know their MBTI type.

Astrology is much more nuanced.

There is a fine art and intricate science to interpreting a natal chart. A chart is rectified for the day, time, and location you were born. It shows the alignment of the luminaries at the exact moment of your birth.

There was a time when I was young, naive, and an avid fan of MBTI. I played in the sand, wore my shoes on opposite feet, and got yelled at for drawing on the walls with crayon.

Today, I’m a full-fledged astrologer. I consult my horoscope daily to make sure there is a zero chance of getting shit on by a bird as I walk to work.

As you see, it’s extremely applicable to everyday life. Much more than MBTI.

In all seriousness though, go read up on your natal chart. You’ll discover it’s a much more accurate assessment of your personality than a measly four letter acronym.

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