All models are wrong


but some are useful.

Our minds are suited to find patterns in the world. There’s a limit to how much raw data we can process, so we simplify.

Simplicity is seductive but not always objective. Models are simply a language for further conversation. They cannot be mistaken for the truth.

A Myers-Briggs test cannot accurately split the world into 16. Taking the test, though, might make you become aware of some of your tendencies. The four letters do not define you, but they can guide you.

Our models contain truths, but only for those who seek them.