Monday, January 02, 2012

Friends and Lovers

You may have first learned your Myers-Briggs personality-type indicator (MBTI) through work. Perhaps you went for a job and they gave you a battery of psychometric tests; or maybe there was a team-building or personal development program and the instructor told you about the different personality types – usually they tell you it’s about how to get the best out of people.

Personality types are real and also say a lot about your friendships and relationships. Before we get deeper into this, you may need to discover your own personality type – take an assessment here.



This is quite a complex article - it goes deeper into the Myers-Briggs/Jungian theory than is usual. But the payoff is an insightful view of how relationships work - so much more profound than untrained intuition would deliver.

I'm writing this from Reading: I have a client meeting tomorrow in London where I hope to discover more about the scope of the work and how long this particular contract is likely to last.