Type, Trait, Tomato, Tomahto – Just Call the Whole Thing Off?

Article by Cynthia Stengel Paris

Adapted from the March, 2013 blog post on www.mbtitoday.org

Do we really need to understand how, why or even whether, the MBTI® assessment is a type instrument rather than a trait instrument, or that Jungian psychological type is more than just a bundle of traits? Is there really that much of a difference? Is it even worth talking about anymore?

I answer with a resounding YES! These differences may seem trivial at […]

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Why Technology Will Give the Advantage to Type over Trait and DISC Models

Article by Paul Krause Warning. This article may be controversial. It is written from the perspective of someone with more expertise in learning than Type. My conclusion: Technology will deliver the real-world benefits of Type and overcome its limitations. First, technology can help make Type feel as “easy” as DISC, but with far more insight. Second, technology provides an on-demand relationship support system – something better suited to Type than Trait models. How do I…

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Brain Technology Highlights the Developed Self

Article by Dario Nardi, Ph.D. How is your brain wired? And if you knew, how might that knowledge impact you and your daily practices? I’ve been doing neuro-imaging since 2007. And for the past year, I’ve had the fortune to act as a fly-on-the-wall to observe coaches and therapists with clients, documenting the impact on their methods. Meanwhile, on my own, I’ve continued to sit with individuals and pairs, helping them find meaning regarding their…

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The President’s Column: Looking Through a Different Lens

Article by Susan Nash Thank you for reading this edition of the bulletin: Looking through a different lens: How expanding your view of type can enrich your practice. I am very excited about the content of this edition! That’s because different lenses can help you with some of the issues you may encounter while working with clients. You may hear, “Oh we have done the MBTI®” or I hear from other coaches and consultants, “I need…

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Sharing Myers Briggs® Concepts With Volunteer Organizations When Type Training/Theory Is Not an Option

Article by Annie Battée I recently presented “Volunteers- One Style Does Not Fit All” for the national Neighborhood, USA Conference in Eugene, Oregon. A major part of the session included information on recognizing and using different communication and interaction styles based on Myers Briggs® concepts. In my 30 plus years of working with student, civic, and other organizations, I have found that use of the Myers Briggs® concepts is very beneficial, even when it is…

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