Cognitive Dynamics

How to tell iNtuiting from extraverted Sensing


Over the last four years, in the MBTI® Qualifying Programs, advanced programs and elsewhere, we found a disproportionate number of people who had reported preferences for the iNtuiting process while their behaviors seemed to resemble the Artisan-SP temperament pattern. This raised some questions such as: What is the relationship between temperament and Jung's typology? Can someone have one type and a different temperament? If not, what is going on here?  more »

Wizards in the Wilderness and the Search for True Type


Type possesses a strange attraction. Self-identification is insightful, and fun, and it is only the beginning. It pulls us along, and somehow, in time, we learn how to recognize type in others, accurately we hope.

How is this type recognition accomplished?

Specifically, what kinds of features or processes do people latch onto and bring to bear as they begin the journey? Does success come by some kind of magic, or is there a science to it?  more »

Coaching with Style: Using Knowledge of Temperament and Type to Customize the Coaching Process


When working one-on-one with individuals in corporations to improve business performance, understanding each individual's type and temperament provides an invaluable tool to maximize coaching effectiveness. Therefore the first step I follow is to anchor the coaching process by the client participating in a self –assessment of temperament, cognitive processes and working style, either one-on-one or in a group session, to supplement the use of the MBTI® . This has a couple of benefits:  more »

Coaching Type Development with NLP


Helping clients explore and develop the eight functions in their attitudes is a common type application, and a perennial question is how to make function-development faster, easier and more effective. NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is a giant diverse toolbox of techniques often used by therapists, salespersons, professional coaches and others to catalyze learning, problem solving and communication.  more »

Another Look At Creativity Styles: Reporting On Research and A New Question


In the early literature, a survey of studies relating the MBTI to creativity showed a tendency for N's, especially NP's to be considered more creative than S's and SJ's (Myers & McCaulley p. 214 - 221, Myers, McCaulley, Quenk, Hammer, 1998 p. 191 - 194).  more »

Team Essentials™: Defining the Essential Issues for Team Success


Team and group dynamics are influenced by many factors, such as the larger context in which the team operates, the organization, the team identity itself, and the mix of individuals within the team.

The Context of the Team
The country and geographic region form a larger culture in which the organization operates. All of these contribute to the economic, political, technical, and cultural climates in which the organization, the team, and the individuals operate.

The Sixteen Personality Types

Convergence of Models—The Whole Self  more »

Using the Interstrength® Method with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment

The Interstrength Method helps you use the MBTI® tool more effectively by giving you multiple ways to help individuals find a good fit within the Jung-Myers model of psychological type. Beyond merely finding a good fit, individuals want to see how to apply the theory to their work. Interstrength Associates is known for its powerful applications to communication, teamwork, and organizational development.  more »

Cognitive Dynamics

Cracking the Code graphic of Cognitive DynamicsInsight into Innovation, Learning, and Development
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The Self-Discovery Process

Multiple Models, Seamless Integration, Competitive Advantage

 The Self-Discovery Process is an experiential exploration and integration of three separate personality models. The models can be used together or introduced independently and integrated seamlessly. This process providers practitioners with a competitive advantage over other professionals that may use multiple instruments based on different theoretical bases that do not connect.  more »