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Leadership and the Sensing–Thinking (ST) Process Pair

16 May 2017

People with ST preferences (ISTJs, ISTPs, ESTPs, ESTJs) typically take a “let’s get it done” approach to leadership. They want to tackle the task at hand and prefer to jump right in to get things right the first time. In fact, they are likely to be annoyed by discussion of matters that don’t directly relate to the task. They prefer to move on from anything they consider superfluous and get to what “needs” to get done. If ST informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this appr...

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Showing Appreciation—ESTP

14 Feb 2017

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: ESTP. You may show appreciation for others with impromptu or unexpected actions. Be sure these surprises don’t disrupt someone’s plans. That description reflects the here-and-now, playful approach often shown by individuals who prefer ESTP. Mixing fun with work is a great way for...

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Summer Vacation Decision Making—Introverted Intuition

14 Jun 2016

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 be one o...

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Summer Vacation Decision Making—Extraverted Sensing

03 Jun 2016

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 about thes...

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Type at the Family Conference Table: Extraverted Sensing

19 May 2016

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 shoul...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ESTP

03 Mar 2016

I am working with two participants this week with preferences for ESTP and have noticed their “get-to-the-point” approach to figuring out problems. Their favorite mental process (Se) helps them see what is happening and what is needed in the present moment. This gift can help organizations understand the real-world applications of ideas, so they are likely to readily point that out. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Ti), which can help them analyze the pros and...

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