As an observing Introvert, I've noted for some time how
a knowledge and use of type theory enhances our relationships. In fact,
just remembering the strengths and differences of Extraverts &
Introverts can be a powerful tool in our lives. Therefore, we decided
to devote this and the next three issues to discussing each of the four
behavior dimensions - Energy, Information, Decision & Action - and the
two preferences associated with each dimension.
The article on Your Leadership Story from The TYPE
Reporter gives valuable information on how each of us can be a leader
by using the four key behaviors - Feeling, Sensing, Intuition and Thinking
- to speak like a leader.
I know that this information will be as helpful in your life
as it is in mine. This is simple and easy to understand, but profound when
remembered and applied!
REDUCE STRESS/FRICTION IN RELATIONSHIPS
& IMPROVE HEALTH BY UNDERSTANDING & USING TYPE THEORY - Extravert
The first dimension of
behavior in type theory is how our Energy is gathered - Extravert
or Introvert. An indepth understanding and application of this
information can be profoundly powerful in your life - with working
associates, family relationships, and health.
The common way people
interact is to project their way of thinking and feeling onto others. We
look through our lens of behavior and expection at others and judge them
if they don't behave likewise. This doesn't work and is the basis of the
negative results we're getting in our business and personal
When I learned about my
preference for gathering energy as an Introvert, I began to manage
my activities making sure that I had enough time for reflection and
thinking things through - "alone" time. This simple change in
my behavior, completely eliminated the "stress headaches" I
endured weekly for most of my life that had literally crippled me for
days at a time.
EVERYONE A LEADER - Four Key Behaviors of
Leadership - Your Leadership Story
"What if all you had
to do to be a leader was speak and listen in a slightly different way,
and suddenly, you would be connecting with others and changing the
When most of us think of
"leaders," we think of other people. We think of those
rare people who seem to have extraordinary passion, unusual intelligence,
super-human energy and NO fear. When most of us think of leaders, we
don't think of ourselves.
Successful leaders speak
in a way that people become excited about what they are saying and want
to be part of what they are doing. What if that was all there is to being
a leader - the ability to speak in a way that drew people towards you and
to listen in a way that connected you with others?
Effective leaders don't
attack! Use Feeling to speak about what brings you joy. What do
you stand for? What are your passions? What do you lead people towards?
What is your "leadership story?"
About the Author - Pam Hollister, INTJ
Pamela Hollister developed The PEOPLE Process - with the
intention of providing a package that would simplify the understanding
and use of personality- type theory. Pam has over 35 years of
professional business experience with emphasis on entrepreneurship,
marketing and business communications. She has created and directed Team
Skills and personality type training programs for General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, a large number of Fortune 500 companies, the US Air
Force, the Department of Energy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and
numerous school districts throughout North America.
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