Understanding Personality Types


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Different isn’t necessarily difficult.

We encounter different types of people every day.  Everyone is unique.  However, broadly speaking everyone can be categorised into different types according to their preferences and how they use them.

  • Assess your own Personality Type and what this means in both your private and professional life

  • Recognise ways to appreciate, value, and work more effectively with all sixteen personality types

  • Discover how to build deeper relationships through common understanding and improved communication

  • Identify applications in team building, communication, change, decision making and problem solving

How to have a better understanding of the people you live and work with.

This short course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding about different personality types.  It will give you insights to your own preferences and how these build into your personality type.  

Understanding preferences and how they are expressed will help you to appreciate differences, work with these and communicate better with others.  It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.

The course covers the Jungian Theory of Personality Types looking at how you prefer to get your energy (Extraversion / Introversion), how you take in information (Sensing / Intuition), and how you process information (Thinking / Feeling).  

Jung's work was further developed by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers to add a further dimension to look at how you choose to live your life (Judging / Perception). 

What you will learn:

  • The four preference scales defined by Jung and Myers / Briggs

  • Understanding personality and personality types

  • How you can work better with people who have different preferences to yours

You will become aware of the dynamics and patterns natural to each person's way of seeing, thinking, feeling and responding to the world.  

Every personality type has its own specific way of communicating.  Through this course you will expand your understanding of personality and communication to build up better relationships with your team, your manager, your clients - in fact, anyone with whom your regularly interact with.  You will learn how to build trust, establish rapport, and work comfortably and productively with any personality type.

Within the course, you have the chance to complete a questionnaire focused on determining your preferences, which will enable you to gain some insights into your Type.  As you progress through the course, you are able to check how clear you are with each preference to give you a deeper understanding of your own type.

This course will be of interest to you if you have completed a Personality Type assessment in the past and would like a refresher.  You may have discovered your Type through a work-based training programme, by completing a questionnaire or through general interest.  Your Personality Type consists of four letters.  It all made sense at the time, but you have forgotten what it all means and how relevant it can be to how you engage with other people.

This course will, also, be of interest to you if you lead or manage a team and are looking at ways to build understanding and develop relationships leading to more rewarding interactions and high performance.  It will give you an understanding of the relevance of Type and how it can be put to work. 


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Understanding Personality Types - Introduction to the Course

  • 2

    Exploring the Four Preferences

    • Practical Activity: Personality Type Indicator to Help you Assess your Type

    • Exploring The Four Behavioural Preferences

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    • Assessing and Determining your Personality Type

    • Determine your Behavioural Preferences

    • Where You Get Your Energy From - Extraversion and Introversion

    • How You Take in Information - Sensing and Intuition

    • How You Information is Processed - Thinking and Feeling

    • How You Approach Life's Challenges - Judging and Perceiving

    • Assessing Your Type With Some Hints and Tips When Working With Type

    • Working with Type Workbook

  • 3

    Further Information to Help you Understand Personality Types

    • Putting People Into Boxes - Can Type Be Accused of This?

    • Your Personality Type and Leadership Style Booklet

    • Test your Understanding of Personality Type

    • Your Personality Type Discussion

    • Some Ways of Taking Type Further

    • Addressing Some Inappropriate Criticisms About Type

    • More About The Functional Pairs - The Mental Functions

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    • Assignment: Understanding My Type

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