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ERIC Number: ED263496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Marriage Counseling Using Differing Personality Types as a Resource.
Emanuel, Joseph; Bernhardt, Greg
Carl Jung's theory of type states that much seemingly chance variation in human behavior results, not from chance, but from basic differences in human functioning. This theory is divided into two major components: fundamental human attitudes (extroversion, introversion) and basic mental processes (sensation, intuition, thinking, feeling). Sensation and intuition represent functions of perception while thinking and feeling are functions of judgment. Personality is structured by four preferences concerning the use of perception and judgment: extroversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, perception or judgment. It is these personality preferences that comprise the conceptual framework of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychological instrument which measures variations in normal attitudes and behaviors. The MBTI can be a valuable marriage counseling tool. After having a couple take the MBTI, the counselor who interprets the results to them should be aware of their personality types and should realize that individuals will perceive and judge data differently. Once the MBTI results are presented, it is important to initiate plans for the couple on how this new information will impact their lives. Couples who have commitment to change can facilitate the change process by having an appreciation of the other person's type. The MBTI can be a useful tool for explaining their types to them. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator