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 16 February 2017 by
Global Marketing

Showing Appreciation—ESFP

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: ESFP. You may think that work well done is its own reward. Others may need more verbal encouragement and support. That description relates to the “get-it-done” attitude often displayed by individuals who prefer ESTJ. For them, checking things off the...

Posted 08 December 2016 by
Global Marketing

MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / It Is Reliable

Patrick addressed that the criticism that the MBTI tool isn’t reliable all tracks back to one article published in 1993, before the current form was even published. Data show that test-retest reliability for the MBTI tool is actually very good. When people get a different result on the assessment from one time to the next, it is usually because they reported “slight” the first time. With a result of “slight,” you could have answered just a few questions differently ...

Posted 14 June 2016 by
Global Marketing

Summer Vacation Decision Making—Introverted Intuition

In my previous post I covered extraverted Intuition. It’s now time to address introverted Intuition (Ni). While there is a similar focus on big-picture possibilities, introverted Intuition most often helps us perceive the big picture as it relates to long-term possibilities. As you think about where you might go for vacation this summer, consider the following Ni questions: What is the most unique and unusual vacation experience I can imagine? What would be a vacation that I would...

Posted 03 June 2016 by
Global Marketing

Summer Vacation Decision Making—Extraverted Sensing

When I think about the best decisions I have made in my life, it usually comes down to taking a more balanced approach to whatever I’m deciding. That balanced approach often comes easier when we consider using all four of our mental processes (Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, and Feeling) along with the attitudes of each (Extraversion and Introversion). Put that all together and you get the eight MBTI® patterns of mental activity (Se, Si, Ne, Ni, Te, Ti, Fe, Fi). If you want to read more ...

Posted 19 May 2016 by
Global Marketing

Type at the Family Conference Table: Extraverted Sensing

Written by Mathew David Pauley, JD, MA, MDR Leaving the hospital is often wrought with anxiety for family members faced with numerous things they must address for the patient. Hospitals are staffed with highly trained and highly attentive teams of caregivers, so the prospect of a loved one leaving the relative's safety with the hospital can be nerve wracking. Even moving from one unit to another within the same hospital is often cause for concern. That said, everyone who enters a hospital ...

Posted 15 March 2016 by
Global Marketing

16 Types in the Workplace—ENFP

I’m around a lot of people with preferences for ENFP. I enjoy their “we-can-do-it-together” approach that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process (Ne) helps them come up with all kinds of ideas that others may not have considered. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Fi), which like their ESFP “cousins,” can help them stick to their values when making decisions. Serving as a good workplace example with their motivational and encouraging demeanor is a...

Posted 08 March 2016 by
Global Marketing

16 Types in the Workplace—ESFP

The few people I know with preferences for ESFP often provide a detailed, here and now picture to understanding problems that our projects need. Their favorite mental process (Se) helps them see the practical reality of situations. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Fi) which can help them apply a values-based approach solution to problems. Serving as a good workplace example by dealing with work on teams with a low-stress and fun demeanor is an important contri...