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The Yearling
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves - Annie Murphy Paul Fascinating take-down of personality testing across the board, starting with phrenology and working through more or less chronologically. It's a good exploration of how many of the tests have been used for purposes well beyond their initial design, and how little evidence there is for their utility in most settings. I think the part of this book that was most chilling was the section that looked briefly at a high school using the 'Colors' personality test (which I hadn't heard of before). Teachers suggesting that further study wouldn't be worthwhile because someone was an 'orange' or whatever .. ugh.