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Assorted topics related to type, from a variety of authors connected with BAPT.

Personality Guides Diversity

By Mary Anne Sutherland Currently type-related articles, internet posts, Chapter groups and type practitioners are asking the following question “Is there a correlation between certain types and a cognitive processing issue or a learning disability?” For example it is often asked if ESTP’s may be diagnosed more often with ADHD than other types or if […]

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What’s New in Type (3)

by Ray Moody, Mina Barimany, and Mark Majors(Read the first article and the second article in this series) How much energy does each of the eight mental processes get? Jung observed that we use all eight. He found that the Dominant gets the most, the Auxiliary was second, and the Inferior got the least. That […]

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What’s New in Type? (pt 2)

by Ray Moody, Mark Majors, and Mina Barimany(Read the first article and the third article in this series) David Hume found the ancients’ moral and natural philosophy “entirely hypothetical, & depending more upon Invention than Experience.”[1] Apparently, little has changed. One of the assumptions type experts have incorporated into their publications and presentations is the idea […]

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Reflection and a Time to Nourish Our Roots

by Ann O’Sullivan and Sally Ann Campbell At the 25th Anniversary of BAPT, of which we are two founder members, we spoke of the danger of the limb falling off the tree, as a metaphor for the importance of nurturing and developing ourselves through our own inner journeys especially when using The Myers Briggs Type […]

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Type and well-being in a VUCA world…

What does the research say? by John Hackston We live in a VUCA world; for many people, the work environment is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. While those of us with type preferences for Intuition may enjoy a certain amount of ambiguity, too much (and too much volatility, uncertainty, and complexity) will have a negative […]

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The Problem With Cognitive Functions In 2019

by Heidi Priebe Anyone who knows me knows I worship at the altar of Carl Jung. Or more specifically, his description of the eight cognitive processes that eventually led to the development of sixteen personality ‘types’ – ones you may be more familiar with as ‘Myers-Briggs types.’ For many years, the MBTI community has remained […]

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Resilience, Personality Type & EI

by Bill Davies There has been a  significant increase in the focus on resilience in recent years. People point to the VUCA working world – one that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous and the drivers of significant change such as artificial intelligence, global uncertainty (Brexit, China slow-down), social fractures, and so on. And this […]

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Tips and Tools for Teaching Type

How to make Learning relevant for all types by Susan Nash Most research available emphasizes that if you want participants to learn, then it is important to use Active Learning principles. As Type Practitioners, this might present a challenge, as the content we are presenting on psychological type tends to be quite theoretical. So, in […]

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Type as a Map, Type as a Springboard

by Dr Vicky Jo Varner At the close of this historic occasion of BAPT’s landmark 30th Anniversary Conference, dedicated to “Pearls of Wisdom,” it is worth reconnecting to the original source of all this enlightenment, which is the pioneering work of C.G. Jung himself. Over the past decade, new publications have been released that help […]

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The action|types® approach

by Bertrand Théraulaz Each gesture can be perceived as a problem to solve. The specific coordination required is conditioned by the context and the individual’s natural needs (action|types® profile). A one-size-fits-all concept limits the quality of motor expression. The The action|types® approach (ATA) is based on 30 years of research, experimentation, courses and practical applications […]

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What’s New in Type? (pt 1)

by Ray Moody, Mark Majors, and Mina Barimany (Read the second article and the third article in this series) For decades we have been limited to identifying and describing the behaviors that result from four different functions or mental processes; the dominant, auxiliary, tertiary, and the inferior. With MajorsPTI we can now measure the accessibility or usage […]

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Simplexity

The art of making the complex simple by Sue Blair I like words. They are important. They carry a multitude of meanings in a multitude of languages and we cannot communicate without them. Sometimes, though, there is not quite the right word to fit the occasion. Despite my Sensing preference which craves reality I find […]

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Assessing Type Without Questionnaires

By Carol Shumate When John Beebe invited me to co-teach a graduate course on psychological type with him, I was delighted—until I learned that students did not know their types and that I would not be allowed to use an assessment tool with them. As is often the case in life, hardship breeds invention, and […]

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It’s Not Just a Matter of Opinion

Evidence as to why Type criticisms are misguided and how we can respond by Penny Moyle and John Hackston Ever heard or read criticisms of type instruments, in particular the MBTI® assessment? It’s a rhetorical question; the MBTI® is regularly damned in both academic literature and the popular press. Last summer we experienced a new spate of […]

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Closing the Influence Gap

…Can type take the Strain? by Catherine Stothart When we communicate with others, we usually have a positive intention, but sometimes the impact of our behaviour can be negative. This reduces our influence and may mean we don’t achieve the outcomes we intended. To close the influence gap we need at least three things: Self-awareness […]

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New Type Research Insights

Empirical evidence for the hierarchy of preferences: Applications for practitioners and researchers By Mina Barimany Carl Jung understood the significance of paradox, and those who have read his original work know that this ‘tension between opposites’ pervades much of his writing and theory.  It seems fitting then, that in order to move the theory forward, […]

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Are Body & Type Inseparable?

We live in a digital age and Type does not seem to flourish as a concept as it used to. If we connect to the original meaning of digital, digital means 0 or 1, true or false. The real world outside or inside of us is an analogic one where every piece of information whether […]

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Hashtag: Consciousness

By Dario Nardi What is consciousness? We know how it feels to gain or lose it, such as when we wake in the morning. We can be half-conscious, too, or have impaired consciousness from alcohol or drugs, or act mindlessly, such as while driving to a familiar place or acting out a childhood behavior. In […]

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Interaction Styles and the Digital Age

by Catherine Stothart I have found when coaching leaders in different organisations that they share two challenges – the “email epidemic” (Cary Cooper) and “meeting madness” (Harvard Business Review).  These distract them from their real work, take up their time, and get in the way of them being effective. The email epidemic causes them to […]

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What use is BAPT membership abroad?

During a chat a while ago, a friend and fellow Type enthusiast online said ‘I’m not in the UK, so I guess there isn’t much point in joining BAPT’. Initially I agreed, but then I got to thinking that actually there is plenty of point. It’s possible some of this is unknown to existing members […]

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The Value of Type Diversity in Work

(Adapted from The MBTI® Tool as a Gateway to Diversity Work, Katherine & Elizabeth Hirsh. 2003) “What people have in common is that they are unique; everyone is a minority of one.” Harris Sussman, speech to United Auto Workers, Detroit, April 20th, 1999 What does the opening quotation signify in terms of your practice? It […]

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Social Media – building walls or bridges?

By Catherine Stothart Social media is a good thing. Social media is a bad thing. Discuss.  Sounds like a question on a university philosophy paper.  And the answer of course is that it can be both good and bad, depending on how it is used and for what purposes. It’s easy to find positive examples […]

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Dystopia or Utopia? You Decide

The Impact of the Digital Age on Psychological Type By John Hackston and David Hunt A debate around the use of information technology, and how this affects society and individuals, is nothing new, but has risen to new levels in the last couple of years. People are worried about data privacy and the unethical use […]

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Frogs, Kettles, and Bandwidth Buckets

By Dr Jane Kise and Ann C Holm While no amphibians were harmed in writing this article … have you heard about putting frogs into kettles? If the water is boiling hot, they’ll try to jump right out. But if it’s warm, they’ll swim around happily and not notice if you gradually turn up the […]

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Who We Are is How We Move

I’ve just been listening to our most recent ‘In Conversation With‘ interview, when Jean-Luc Dupont (INFP) was talking with BAPT Board member Richard Owen about the ways he had developed to work with type and help clients be clear about who they are. There were so many fascinating new thoughts! In common with many of […]

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