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Summer Vacation Decision Making—Introverted Thinking

21 Jun 2016

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 options others are bringing up? (...

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Type at the Family Conference Table: Extraverted Feeling

17 May 2016

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 process ...

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Type at the Family Conference Table: Introverted Thinking

13 May 2016

Written by Mathew David Pauley, JD, MA, MDR Dispassionate objectivity can seem out of place in environments such as hospitals, where passions can run high. And thus we come to Introverted Thinking types: ISTPs and INTPs. For them the goal is to understand, and they will be quick to let you know that true understanding can be clouded by “erratic” emotions mucking things up. Reportedly, Introverted Thinking types confront catastrophe with the same air of detachment with which they confront thei...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ENTP

22 Mar 2016

The people I know with preferences for ENTP tend to provide a new and innovative approach to figuring out solutions that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Intuition (Ne), helps them move beyond what is real to what could be. This gift can help organizations anticipate what is coming around the corner, as long as their ideas are not shut down for lack of evidence. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Thinking (Ti), which...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ISTP

18 Feb 2016

The few people I know with preferences for ISTP often provide a hands-on approach to solving problems that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, introverted Thinking (Ti), helps them quickly analyze the pros and cons so we can “cut to the chase.” This gift can sometimes help organizations implement practical solutions, as long as these individuals are encouraged to share their sometimes detailed and sequential approach. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite...

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