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Relationships and Type: If You Prefer Introversion

Oct 17, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Extraversion or Introversion: Where we get our energy For those who prefer Introversion, it may at times feel uncomfortable and draining to go to social gatherings with a partner who prefers Extraversion. Try to agree to attending a certain number of events with your partner each month. Consider going in separate cars so you can leave early (but don’t use this as an excuse to leave too early). If you worry about not having anything to talk about, perhaps read the newspaper or check out some news websites before you go so you have topics at your disposal to bring up when you meet strangers. A participant at a recent MBTI® Certification Program suggested the following conversation tool called FORM: F—“Where are you from?” O—“What organization do you work for, and what do you do?” R—“What do you like to do for recreation…for fun?” M—“Let me tell you something about me.” (At this point you may be more comfortable in sharing something about yourself.) For both those who prefer Extraversion and those who prefer Introversion: set up a weekly talk with your partner where you each get five minutes to talk while the other person just listens. Work on just expressing what is on your mind when you are talking. Try to just listen (not thinking about what you are going to say when it is your turn to talk) and DO NOT interrupt. Want to learn more about type and relationships? Join us for a free webinar on February 13, 2014: Ask an Expert: Exploring MBTI® Type Dynamics and...

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Relationships and Type: If You Prefer Extraversion

Oct 15, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 7 comments

Extraversion or Introversion: Where we get our energy If you prefer Extraversion and your partner prefers Introversion, remember to give him or her some space. After a hard day at work, he or she is likely to appreciate being encouraged to take some downtime. You might also want to allocate time for just the two of you to spend together—a quiet dinner, a movie in on a Saturday night—and accept his/her Introverted energy instead of apologizing to others for it. Several months back my partner Kevin and I had lunch with our friend Deb. She invited two of her friends (a couple dating—let’s call them Mary and Joe) who were visiting from out of town. During the first part of our meal, all of us were catching up and talking about all sorts of things, except Joe, who sat at one end of the table completely silent. At one point Joe quietly excused himself from the table. As soon as he left, Mary began apologizing for Joe’s “behavior.” She said she was sorry he was not part of the conversation and was concerned we thought he was being rude. I told her I did not think that at all and let her know it takes me time to “warm up” to people I don’t know, too. When Joe returned to the table, I made it a point to see if I could include him without trying to force the issue. While Kev, Deb, and Mary continued talking, I turned to Joe and quietly asked what he liked to do and if he had any hobbies. Turns out he did have a hobby and was more than pleased to talk to me about it. Mary looked over surprised by Joe’s sudden change. I felt lucky to learn so much from Joe, and he seemed to really enjoy the calmer conversation held between just the two of us. A month later, Mary contacted Deb and made it a point to send a “big hello” from Joe to me. Mary told Deb that Joe never does that. Want to learn more about type and relationships? Join us for a free webinar on February 13, 2014: Ask an Expert: Exploring MBTI® Type Dynamics and...

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Coach for Impact—Leveraging Type Workshop in New York

Oct 14, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

How are your coaching skills? Want to find out what it’s like to be coached by you? In this highly interactive program, Bernie Goldstein will help you examine and enhance your approach to coaching individuals within your organization or coaching practice. You will have the opportunity to experience actual exercises from a coach-training workshop and learn how to seamlessly weave your awareness of type into your own coaching model. Bernie will discuss real-world success stories implementing his model and explore ways for you to bring these best practices back to your organization. Register today! Coach for Impact—Leveraging Type Workshop (Presented by the Association for Psychological Type New York Chapter) Date: Monday, Oct 21, 2013 Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Location: 105 East 22nd Street (& Park Ave South), Room 4A New York, NY Cost: $10 Click here to...

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Honoring Otto Kroeger

Oct 14, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 1 comment

I’m sad to share that Otto Kroeger passed away last week. We all agree that he was a legend in the type community. When I  joined CPP more than 25 years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference where Otto was the keynote speaker. I remember this larger-than-life person walking on to the stage, and he just lit up the room from the start. I was enthralled by his style (who can forget those incredible rainbow suspenders?), his delivery, and his vast knowledge of type. Otto was a master of his craft and will be dearly missed. Here is a link from OKA’s...

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Relationships and Type

Oct 10, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

All types can be successful in a relationship with any other type. Also, research shows us that opposites do not necessarily attract. It’s when couples learn to appreciate each other’s differences, and not try to change their partner to fit some preconceived notion, that their relationship has a chance to grow. My next series includes ideas on how we can flex to the needs of our relationships. This does not mean trying to be someone different from who we are, rather that we need to honor what we bring to the table while also understanding the need to flex when the situation calls for it. If you’re interested in taking the MBTI® assessment, visit http://www.mbtionline.com. When responding to the items, remember to answer as what is called your “shoes-off self.” That means you should try to shed the roles and expectations you have at work and at home and simply answer as yourself. Also, try to work quickly; if you can’t decide on a particular item, just go ahead and skip it. Want to learn more about type and relationships? Join us for a free webinar on February 13, 2014: Ask an Expert: Exploring MBTI® Type Dynamics and...

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Car Buying Tips from CPP

Oct 8, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Buying a new car can be fun. It can also be more than a little stressful. For most of us, our next car purchase is something we will have to live with for years to come. Too often people drive off the lot with their shiny new “drive” wondering, “Was this a mistake?” “Am I going to get in trouble when I get home?” Or possibly worse, “How am I going to pay for this?” Here are a few thoughts from CPP, the Myers-Briggs® company, to consider the next time you buy a car. Note: Be sure to consider all these ideas and not just the ones you prefer. To take the MBTI® tool, go to http://www.mbtionline.com. SE – touch it, feel it, smell it, drive it! SI – do your research, read reviews you trust, consider buying successes and mistakes from your past NE – stay open to makes and models and brainstorm possibilities starting with the exact car to all other options NI – consider long term implications of your car buy…future family growth needs, relationship changes, etc. TE – organize the funds you need to buy, get that car loan and best interest rates possible TI – check for any inconsistencies during the purchase process, ask yourself and trusted others “does something not make sense?”…make sure you can really afford it FE – consider those who will be riding in your new car…are the kids, wife, husband or significant other going to be happy with your purchase? FI – sit and seriously ask yourself “is this the car I really want, does it meet what I am looking for in a car or am I putting others needs above my own?”...

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Car Buying Tips—ENTJ

Oct 3, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Spend some time reflecting on what you want; ask yourself if others who are important to you will appreciate your decision. Regardless of whether you are in the process of purchasing a new car, consider these type tips* to help improve your decision making: Wait to share thoughts and feelings Look at facts and the current context Consider the interpersonal consequences Adjust to circumstances as they unfold *Source: Introduction to Type® and Decision...

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Car Buying Tips—ENFJ

Oct 1, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Don’t forget to gather the facts; focus on what you want instead of immediately putting others’ needs first. Regardless of whether you are in the process of purchasing a new car, consider these type tips* to help improve your decision making: Wait to share thoughts and feelings Look at facts and the current context Consider the logical consequences Adjust to circumstances as they unfold *Source: Introduction to Type® and Decision...

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Car Buying Tips—ESFJ

Sep 26, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Ask yourself what you really want; try not to be swayed by charisma; explore several options before you decide. Regardless of whether you are in the process of purchasing a new car, consider these type tips* to help improve your decision making: Wait to share thoughts and feelings Look at inferences and future possibilities Consider the logical consequences Adjust to circumstances as they unfold *Source: Introduction to Type® and Decision...

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Car Buying Tips—ESTJ

Sep 24, 2013 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Ask yourself if others important to you will appreciate your decision; postpone deciding until you have explored several options. Regardless of whether you are in the process of purchasing a new car, consider these type tips* to help improve your decision making: Wait to share thoughts and feelings Look at inferences and future possibilities Consider the interpersonal consequences Adjust to circumstances as they unfold *Source: Introduction to Type® and Decision Making...

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