I’m Next! Part 2
First and foremost, of course, we need to honor the preferences we have been born with. Then, it’s important to consider using the opposite side as appropriate. If you want some ideas on how to do this, check out the “Type and Problem Solving” section of the Introduction to Myers-Briggs® Type booklet (pp. 50 and 51) for questions covering each of the four mental processes (S, N, T, and F). Also included in the section are four steps to remember when problem solving:
- Step 1: Define the problem—covers typical Sensing (both Extraverted [E] and Introverted [I]) questions
- Step 2: Consider the possibilities—covers typical Intuition (both E and I) questions
- Step 3: Weigh the consequences of each course of action—includes questions (both E and I) to cover Thinking
- Step 4: Weigh the alternatives—covers what to ask to make sure Feeling is addressed (both E and I)
During my session at the MBTI® Users Conference I asked participants, in groups, to bring up one problem they were currently trying to solve using the questions from the booklet. Try it out yourself. You may find yourself making the best decisions of your life!
Want to read more about my experience at the 2015 MBTI® Users Conference? Check out my last blog series: