I've looked at many type descriptions, and I've found that I can relate to some but not others. I've thought of some ways that type descriptions could generally be improved:
- Be as general as possible. For example, in describing Ti, it makes more sense to say that Ti dominant types try to live a structured life than to say that everything they do is done in accordance with a rule. Or to say that they are theoretically logical, as opposed to saying that they have a tendency to design theories from the bottom-up.
- Provide alternatives. Talk about how Ne dominant types like to generate ideas, see many possibilities, start projects and don't finish them, are attracted to novelty, etc. Try to mention as many different variations on the same theme as possible, elaborate on them, and mention that, for example, Ne dominant types value most one or more of those variations. By giving as many different variations as possible, it's more likely that the person will see themselves as their correct type, and by explicitly stating that not all of the points necessarily apply, the person won't necessarily be turned away from their correct type either.
- Give concrete examples. It is much easier for people to see if the behaviour mentioned applies to themselves if real-life examples are given.
- Avoid descriptions of characteristics that seem unusual. For example, Ni-dominant types are often described as being keenly aware of the flow of time. I doubt that there are many people who are obsessed with time. Better descriptions, might, for example, describe their imagination, their attraction to the surreal, beautiful or unusual, etc.
That's all I have. Maybe others could come up with some ideas as to what a good type description entails.