Today I conducted my second MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) workshop with my own colleagues. It was fantastic! The more I learn about this assessment, the more intrigued I become. I find it amazing how accurate the descriptions are, as well as how predictable the answers are to the questions. It’s so much fun to see the recognition on people’s faces when I describe a certain dichotomy and give examples to illustrate the differences. My colleagues were very gracious; I know I’m lucky because we have a great mix in our group. I don’t often see groups that interact as well as we do, and I think that is a blessing.
So of course because I have a personal preference for Intuition (to the extreme), I’ve been thinking about how I can apply this information to my writing. For those of you that don’t know, I went through an intensive certification process to become an MBTI certified practitioner. I think every writer can enhance their characters by defining their personality types. This will help you understand your characters better and predict their responses and actions. So my next project…develop a workshop that applies MBTI to characters. Seton Hill be prepared…I’m submitting this for a residency module in the summer of 2015! 🙂
Time to put my baby boy to sleep. If you have any questions about the MBTI, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or respond to this post. Happy writing!