The Cognitive Styles Lens: Deeper Type Clarification, Stronger Relationships, Richer Careers & Clearer Coaching

Article by Christopher L. Montoya, M.A. About five years ago I was taking a certification program with Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. at her office in Huntington Beach, California. At a break, I went up to Linda and asked why there were things that the four Essential Motivators (a.k.a. Temperament) have in common, and the same for Interaction Styles but why not four cognitive styles instead of the 8 processes. Gently, she said that a four-type…

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President’s Note on APTi and Change

by Susan NashThe theme for this issue for the APTi Bulletin is change and what a relevant topic this is for today’s modern world.  Rapid technological advances are changing the way we work, interact and learn about areas of interest and this has had a significant impact on APTi.When I became involved with psychological type in January 1992, the world of type was very different in many ways. In this brief message, I will […]…

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Type’s Critics

by Roger Pearman

(Originally published:  http://typeologist.blogspot.com, 7/23/2014)

Psychological type and type assessment tools have a legion of critics, which is good as it means people are taking the models seriously enough to argue about it. From the National Science Foundation criticisms of the early 1990s to the Murphy (2005) review in The Cult of Personality and many other articles since, critics have more or less argued about the same issues identified below.

Let’s establish that criticisms about […]

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A Proposal to Rationalize MBTI(R) Terminology (Part Three of A Three Part Series)

Article by John Lloyd Professor Emeritus, University of Sunderland, UK Summary A rationalization and simplification is proposed for the terminology used in discussing Psychological Type theory and practice. Controversially perhaps, the term Trait is suggested as an appropriate collective noun for Extraversion, Introversion, Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, Judging and Perceiving. This choice would draw attention to the close parallelism between the conceptual framework of the Psychological Type analysis of personality and that of the Five…

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Psychological Types and Traits: Some Fundamentals (Part Two of A Three Part Series)

Article by Peter Geyer Twenty years ago, I embarked on a sometimes wild journey of teaching various kinds of people about the MBTI® instrument, so they could be qualified to purchase and use it – what’s now called Certification. In doing so, I had to find an effective way of explaining the distinctions between types and traits to people who, like me, did not come to type from a measurement perspective and so were essentially…

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