Personality Matters Blog

Posted 23 May 2017 by
Global Marketing

Leadership and the Sensing–Feeling (SF) Process Pair

People with SF preferences (ISFJs, ISFPs, ESFPs, ESFJs) typically take a “thoughtful helping of others” approach to leadership. They consider how the factual information they provide (who, what when, why, where) might help others in a here-and-now way. They tend to have a supportive and practical leadership style, offering information that can be useful today instead of someday. If SF informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. ...

Posted 08 March 2017 by
Global Marketing

Showing Appreciation—ESFJ

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: Today’s type: ESFJ. You tend to show appreciation for others through honoring traditions and celebrating. Remember, others may prefer a more casual approach. That description is about the outwardly gregarious approach to celebrating with others often displayed by individuals ...

Posted 10 November 2016 by
Global Marketing

MBTI® Users Conference—Communication Breakthroughs: The Genesis for Better Understanding of Others

The next session of the day was led by Daniel Granchanin. Daniel is a cloud platform sales engineer at Google. He was also in one of the MBTI® Certification Programs I facilitated last year. It was great to see him again and to attend his session at the conference. Daniel’s session provided tips on how Google employees hypothesize different people’s MBTI® type preferences by “reading” their body language, conversation, and communication through text, email, and so on. Daniel works with many en...

Posted 23 June 2016 by
Global Marketing

Summer Vacation Decision Making—Extraverted Feeling

We explored the Perceiving patterns of mental activity (Se, Si, Ne, Ni) and half of the Judging patterns (Te, Ti) in our search for that perfect summer vacation. It is now time to finish it off with Feeling, starting with extraverted Feeling (Fe), which is about making decisions taking into account how our decisions will affect others. As you decide where you might go for vacation this summer, consider the following Fe questions: What will I do to include the ideas of others who may join us...

Posted 21 June 2016 by
Global Marketing

Summer Vacation Decision Making—Introverted Thinking

Continuing with the Judging patterns of mental activity in our quest for the perfect summer vacation, we come next to introverted Thinking (Ti), which is about creating internal order and logic to find the “correct” answer to problems. As you continue to think about where you might go for vacation this summer, consider the following Ti questions: What’s right and wrong with the choices I’m considering? (Allow yourself to be critical.) What’s wrong with the ...

Posted 17 May 2016 by
Global Marketing

Type at the Family Conference Table: Extraverted Feeling

Written by Mathew David Pauley, JD, MA, MDR The image of a family conference in a hospital is typically one of high emotion, even when no apparent conflict is readily identified.  Physicians might be giving bad news, chaplains might be leading families in prayer, or nurses might be leading children into their mother's room to meet their new sibling; in all cases, lots of people are bringing lots of emotions to bear on a panoply of circumstances. ESFJs and ENFJs, whose favorite mental proces...

Posted 31 March 2016 by
Global Marketing

16 Types in the Workplace—ESFJ

I just finished working with four people with preferences for ESFJ, and I was impressed by their helpful here-and-now approach to understanding problems. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Feeling (Fe), helps them see the impact that decisions have on others. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Sensing (Si), which can help them store facts and data to recall when they are needed most. Serving as a good workplace example by helping team members...