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We say that each human is unique yet we constantly classify and categorize individuals. Why do we this and what information might we use to classify/categorize people? What are the advantages and...

We say that each human is unique yet we constantly classify and categorize individuals. Why do we this and what information might we use to classify/categorize people?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of categorizing individuals

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Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, wrote a book titled Psychological Types in which he traces the history of attempts to categorize people from all the way back to the ancient Greeks. He offers his own scheme of categorization, which has become the one most commonly accepted. Jung was the man who coined the terms "introvert" and "extravert." The widely used Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is based strictly on Jung's theories. You can take a modified version of the test yourself without charge by looking for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test on the web. You can also click on the referenceĀ  link below to access information about it in eNotes.

Jung divided people into eight basic categories. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has something like fourteen categories. The main purpose of that assessment is to assist people in finding...

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