ERIC Number: ED400964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Families: Using Type To Enhance Mutual Understanding.
Ginn, Charles W.
Functioning effectively within a family requires the ability to communicate with diverse and unique individual family members. Appreciating the different ways that people interact with one another may reduce the number of family disputes caused by lack of effective communication. This manual is designed as a practical guide to increasing understanding of personality preferences and differences of family members, including a focus on helping couples understand and strengthen relationships. The guide asserts that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which has become the most widely accepted psychological instrument in the world for use with the general population, can help turn good intentions into effective communications through mutual understanding of personality preferences. The guide describes the MBTI, including its four scales, emphasizing the non-judgmental nature of the indicator. Each personality preference category/type is described, including basic characteristics, favored functions, how a person of that type deals with family problems, and what to do when communicating with people of that type. Other topics include "active listening" across type differences, and family norms. A list of further resources is included. (BGC)
Descriptors: Extraversion Introversion, Family Life, Family Needs, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Individual Differences, Individual Psychology, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Personality, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Psychological Characteristics
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc., Gainesville, FL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator