You ARE my Type! - applying MBTI to relationships
Dear PDG members,
We have chosen the topic of relationships for our next evening workshop and we will use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to reflect on our personality types. The workshop will be led by Mary Ellen Brennan, experienced human resources professional and coach.
Join us for an exploration of your type!
After the two hour session there will be an opportunity to network and socialize among the participants.
You ARE my Type!—Applying Personality Type to Relationships Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung
You are at work. You have meetings all day. Over the course of the day, you feel yourself becoming more and more tired and drained. When it is time to go home, all you want to do is watch Netflix. Your partner and children want to interact with you. You snap at them.
Now you are going on holiday with your partner/friend. You have researched the history and tourist sites of your destination. There are wonderful restaurants to eat at and interesting music performances to attend. You are ready to create a schedule to make sure that the two of you experience everything that the destination has to offer. Why doesn’t your partner/friend show any interest in your plans?
These above examples show preferences that aren’t simply good or bad; better or worse. They are preferences we are born with! Through better understanding of our preferences and utilizing our non-preferred style, we can improve our relationships at work and home as well as our own satisfaction in life.
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung started the work on personality types, and the mother/daughter team of Myers and Briggs continued the work to establish four pairs of preferences that create 16 unique personality types, or what we now know as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
In this workshop participants will learn about the four pairs of preferences and what characterizes each preference. Participants will work in small groups to dig deeper into the preferences that affect relationships—the preference for creating energy (I vs. E) and for dealing with an uncertain world (J vs. P). Information will be provided so that participants can self-select their preferences if they choose to do so, but the MBTI assessment will not be administered due to time and cost constraints. Participants are free to share as much or as little as they want to regarding their preferences in this safe space.
You will learn something about yourself at this workshop, even if you think you know your type based on (unauthorized) Internet quizzes.
Mary Ellen Brennan has nearly 20 years’ experience in human resources with professional associations and law firms. Mary Ellen has a strong interest in and passion for developing talent and teams. She has extensive experience using assessments such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Fascination Advantage. She facilitates and leads personal and professional development training, as well as strategic planning and team-building retreats.
Please note that there is no possibility for repayment or rescheduling in case you can't attend.
Looking forward to meeting you at the event,
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