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Showing Appreciation—INFJ

Jan 17, 2017 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: INFJ. You likely affirm and support others in their development. Remember to acknowledge their everyday specific actions and assistance. That description is about the enthusiasm those who prefer Intuition and Feeling get from long-term development. This could mean that the “little things” don’t get recognized until they make up one “big thing.” Keep in mind that recognizing others for the little things they do helps them keep moving forward to accomplish those bigger things. People with preferences for INFJ may sometimes be so future-focused that they forget to appreciate what is happening right in front of them. Think about stopping and literally smelling the roses or the winter snow or the tamales or whatever wonderful smells come your way this time of year. Want to read more about the different approaches to being thankful? Check out my previous blogs in this series: Showing Appreciation—ISFJ Showing Appreciation—ISTJ What I’m Thankful For…  ...

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Showing Appreciation—ISFJ

Jan 12, 2017 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ISFJ. You likely celebrate birthdays and special events traditionally. Try not to take it personally if others do not focus on these activities as much as you do. This statement relates to the friendly approach I often see from people who prefer Sensing and Feeling. My partner, Kevin, has preferences for ISFJ and has established traditions for how special events should be celebrated. His birthday was a couple of months ago, and while he is not a demanding person at all, his tradition of celebrating a birthday means there must be a cake. I’m not a baker, so I tend to get stressed about where I’m going to get the cake each year. I must try to remember that just getting a cake (any cake) fulfills his tradition expectation. We have made it a point to stay home over the winter. It’s a nice tradition that we both appreciate. For him it is about doing special things, the same each year—like a drive to San Francisco so we can take our usual holiday walking tour of the city. It all starts at Union Square, where we get our picture taken in front of the tree before heading toward the Embarcadero. Along the way we visit several hotel lobbies to see the magical displays put up this time of year. We then cross over to the Ferry Building to shop and visit the wine bar. Irish coffee at the Buena Vista is next followed by a walk along the water until we reach the Filbert Steps. We walk up those steep and “too-many-to-count” steps and end up near Chinatown and North Beach. It’s a fun day for me mostly because I get to see how happy it makes Kevin, each year. I’ve learned to look forward to this tradition. Want to read more about the different approaches to being thankful? Check out my previous blogs in this series: Showing Appreciation—ISTJ What I’m Thankful...

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Showing Appreciation—ISTJ

Jan 10, 2017 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ISTJ. Showing appreciation may not come naturally to you. Try to offer more positive comments to the important people in your life. That description links to the “bottom-line” approach of people with preferences for ISTJ. Those who prefer Sensing and Thinking tend to want to get to the point. As a result, they might not stop to consider others they are thankful for as much as some would want. Of course, as we each develop, we should learn to understand the other side of our preferences. If your preferences are for ISTJ, you might find a much more openly appreciative approach to others as you age and develop. If you are not there yet, then now is as good a time as any to flex your approach when appreciating others. This past holiday season reminded me of being thankful for the little and big things in my life. Read my last blog post to find out what I’m thankful...

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What I’m Thankful For…

Jan 5, 2017 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

The cold, winter season is upon us. I absolutely love this time of year. The fog comes in a bit more often in San Jose, the leaves start falling (and falling… big thanks to our gardener Arturo for taking care of that!), and the air gets cool and crisp. California winters tend to be mild, and I’m thankful for that. With the holidays passing, it reminded me of being thankful for the little and big things that are part of our lives. I hope you all can find many things to appreciate in your lives as well. I thought I would write my next series about being thankful. Stay tuned for more on thankfulness as I explore each of the 16 types in future posts. If you would like to read about my experiences at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference, check out my last blog series: MBTI® Users Conference—Type, Interpersonal Needs, and Stress: A FIRO-B® and MBTI® Workplace Culture Connection MBTI® Users Conference—“Culture Matters” Panel: Macro and Micro Perspectives MBTI® Users Conference—Networking and the Step II™ Receiving Facet Challenge MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It’s Not Meant to Be Predictive MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Is Reliable MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Doesn’t Just Flatter You MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Where’s the Research? MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Clinical Psychology Criticism MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Ambiverts? MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Type Dynamics MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Proper Type Language MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity MBTI® Users Conference—Communication Breakthroughs: The Genesis for Better Understanding of Others MBTI® Users Conference—From Diversity to Inclusion to Engagement MBTI® Users Conference—The Art of Culture Hacking MBTI® Users Conference—A Step II™ Day MBTI® Users Conference—Culture Matters...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Type, Interpersonal Needs, and Stress: A FIRO-B® and MBTI® Workplace Culture Connection

Jan 3, 2017 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

My breakout session took place on the second day of the conference. I was glad to see so many familiar faces in the room, although it also makes me a bit more nervous to see so many people I know when I’m presenting. However, remembering that I’m presenting for the attendees and not for myself, helps temper my nervousness. In my session I addressed the stress we all face when our interpersonal needs are not being met. What we need, combined with what we fear, can have a huge impact on our behavior. It can affect how we use and possibly overuse our preferences during stress. I shared with attendees how our interpersonal needs are connected to our personality preferences, as well as what happens when our needs are not met. Also included was an overview of Will Schutz’s FIRO® theory as it relates to compatibility. Finally, personality type examples ranging from initial stress to extreme stress, along with suggested “remedies” for each of the 16 types, were shared. I ended up having fun, and the feedback from attendees was positive. That’s a great way to end a conference! By the way, in the session I referenced Introduction to Type® Dynamics and Development and In the Grip. If you don’t have either resource, I highly recommend that you add them to your library. You can find them at www.cpp.com. Want to read more about the Users Conference? Check out my previous blogs in this series: MBTI® Users Conference—“Culture Matters” Panel: Macro and Micro Perspectives MBTI® Users Conference—Networking and the Step II™ Receiving Facet Challenge MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It’s Not Meant to Be Predictive MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Is Reliable MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Doesn’t Just Flatter You MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Where’s the Research? MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Clinical Psychology Criticism MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Ambiverts? MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Type Dynamics MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Proper Type Language MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity MBTI® Users Conference—Communication Breakthroughs: The Genesis for Better Understanding of Others MBTI® Users Conference—From Diversity to Inclusion to Engagement MBTI® Users Conference—The Art of Culture Hacking MBTI® Users Conference—A Step II™ Day MBTI® Users Conference—Culture Matters...

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