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June 2006


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I absolutely love writing these newsletters! You'd think that after all these years of teaching "type theory" I'd be bored by it. To the contrary, it just becomes more interesting and fulfilling for me. In this June issue, we talk about the third dimension of behavior - how we make Decisions - Thinking or Feeling. Understanding these two preferences will be a valuable assistance in your relationships.

The article from Type Talk on being a Thinking Woman or a Feeling Man will explain any possible confusion you've had with "logical" women and "sensitive" men. And, if you have children of these types, this information will be very helpful.

I'm one of these Thinking women, and this knowledge has been very powerful for me in understanding why I often "take the breath away" from people with my ability to be so direct. I think I'm saving time and being honest - they feel as though they've been "punched in the gut." We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Are you ISTJ? ENFP?
  • About the Author - Pam Hollister, INTJ


    The third dimension of behavior in type theory is how we prefer to make Decisions. Thinking and Feeling describe the two ways people make decisions, or come to conclusions. Each of us has a natural inborn preference for one behavior over the other and Thinking and Feeling both describe rational decision-making processes. It's not that Thinkers have no feelings, or that Feelers are incapable of logic - it's just that they use very different criteria to make their decisions.

    It's no surprise that preferences for Thinking or Feeling influence career choices. The helping professions attract large numbers of Feelers because this gives them an opportunity to fulfill one of their greatest needs, helping people. Business and management attracts a lot of Thinkers because when it comes to being able to make a decision that is based on the bottom line, Thinkers are more easily able to make the tough decision and take the required action.


    What's it like when the world expects you to be one way, and you're just the opposite? What's it like to often surprise people, or shock them? What's it like to be a Thinking woman, or a Feeling man?

    When growing up, the Thinking woman identifies with boys and men and usually has trouble fitting in with girls and women. The Feeling man feels most "different" in times of conflict and even though as chldren they learn to hide their sensitive side when around other boys, in adolescence their Feeling side is welcomed in the company of young women and creates envy in their teenage male friends.

    About the Author - Pam Hollister, INTJ

    Pamela & Roy Hollister developed The PEOPLE Process � �By business people for business people� � with the intention of providing a package that would simplify the understanding and use of personality- type theory. Pam has over 30 years of professional business experience with emphasis on entrepreneurship, marketing and business communications. She has created and directed training programs for a large number of Fortune 500 companies, the US Air Force, the Department of Energy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and numerous school districts throughout North America.

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