Online Workshop: Working with Different Personality Types
It’s all about YOU. Each of us is distinct in appearance, experience and action. We are all unique beings and personal behavior, ours and others, can appear to be sporadic and variable. Most of us, however, have relatively consistent and predictable patterns of things we do well and things we do less well. An understanding of this pattern of strengths and weaknesses is what the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) offers.
Few personality instruments are as widely respected, researched and applied as the MBTI. Prior to the webinar participants will complete the MBTI and share results with the facilitator. As a group, we will build understanding on what we can (and can not) draw from an MBTI profile. We will delve into how the MBTI can aid a better understanding of YOU, your preferences, your strengths and not-so-strongs.
Research says that successful and effective people excel in knowing themselves. Research also says that most people don’t really know themselves very well. The more you know about YOU, the better. Parallel in importance to knowing YOU, is knowing and understanding THEM. Through the MBTI, we have the means for interpreting the behaviors of the many other YOUs in your life. The more you know about others, the more successful you will be with others.
Facilitating the webinar will be Janice Odom, PhD. Janice has worked with the MBTI for several decades (though acknowledging the length of time also means acknowledging how many years she has lived, the fact of which any of us over 40 are constantly surprised by). As Director of The Caldwell Fellows program at NC State University, Janice enjoys working with young adults in their life stage of identity formation and finds the MBTI to be a powerful tool. She has also worked with the MBTI in career counseling, couple’s counseling., and work team management. Janice has a Ph.D. in counseling and human development and a Masters of Divinity. She also has a son who just graduated from Appalachian State University with whom she recently found herself discussing their own (quite different) MBTI profiles and laughing at how their differences complimented and complicated their relationship.
Participants are encouraged to take Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument online
and submit their results to our facilitator for webinar customization. Results can be faxed to Janice Odom at 919-515-8885 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. All results should be submitted by Mon., June 18. (Participants are responsible for the $59.95 test fee.)