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Professor Richard Robins Quoted in Newsweek

Psychology Professor Richard Robins was quoted by Newsweek in an article discussing the validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment tool. Although widely used in corporate settings, the MBTI has "fundamental problems", Professor Robins stated. Among them, the MBTI's focus on categorical profiles is "analogous to measuring people's height and then classifying them as either tall or short and ignoring more precise differences in height." 

Professor Robins is a world-renowned personality expert who directs the Personality, Self and Emotion Lab at UC Davis. His research focuses on the development of personality and its consequences for important life outcomes, the nature and development of self-esteem and narcissism, the regulation and expression of social/self-conscious emotions, and the development of Mexican-origin youth.