Understanding Your Type in Depth

Welcome to our first post on The PEOPLE Process Blog. Our mission is to provide products that assist people to quickly and easily understand their own type, recognize someone else’s psychological type and relate to that person within their “comfort zone.”

We will take each of the 16 personality types as created by Dr. Carl Jung and examine the strengths/weaknesses, and how these areas can be improved. All of us want to live happier, more productive lives and relate easily and successfully to others. The information we will address in this Blog will be to that end.

We will begin with a terrific book that was published in 2005 called, YOU-Being More Effective In your MBTI®Type.

Authors: Roger Pearman, Michael Lombardo, Robet Eichinger, published 2005.

This is a very comprehensive book that contains the 16 personality types measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) tool and the 20 facets that underlie these types.

The reason this book is so unique is that it contains the only research that relates personality types to effectiveness data at work. MBTI® types are related to patterns from a variety of data bases, including from the Center for Creative Leadership. For each type, there are some likely strengths, some ways you may get into trouble, and what you can do about it.

The book is helpful for:

People who want to grow and enhance their skills.

HR professionals who want to be able to relate personal characteristics to skills and effectiveness.

Experienced MBTI® users - executive coaches, OD consultants, training and development professionals who want to relate type preference to increasing competence at work.

Within this Blog we’re going to review the book in detail, taking one personality type at a time and discussing the strengths and areas that are potential barriers to effectiveness based on the research within.

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