I was in a conversation lately and the person said that I classify people by their MBTI personalities. And they went on to say their husband and son have classic symptoms of ADD.
I personally dislike labeling people so much so that we taught our children to prevent any possibility of them ever being labeled. And it worked out well.
As I thought about the conversation I realized that MBTI is not really about personality but it is about thought processes. What information is taken in, how it is taken it, how it is processed and then how it is utilized.
I was told that I did not really understand the ADD subject, so I said “give the title of the book”.
“Is It You, Me or Adult ADD?” I read some of it and found this great difference between MBTI and the ADD proponents: MBTI simply observes and categorizes thought process with no real “normal” model and without condemnation. Whereas ADD tests and then compares the result to the “normal” model which the book states is a very narrow range. Then they offer therapy and medication to bring the individual into the “normal” range.
The number of people found to have ADD has grown greatly with no end insight. Probably due to the fact that the drug companies make billions from the perscriptions given out to not “normal” kids and adults.
Many of you have been at this stuff much longer than I, and I would appreciate your feedback.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”