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					MAN! KNOW THYSELF
      Discover Your
PERSONALITY
    TYPE
  for Self-Management &
 Professional Development




EMMANUEL WOYOME
           OVERVIEW OF PERSONALITY TYPES
Personality Type is a term used to describe the psychological
composition or behavioural pattern of an individual.

“The Lord looks from Heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From
the place of his dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the
earth; He fashions all their heart individually; he considers all
their works”.
Psalm 33:13-15 (NKJV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were
born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (Life Application Bible)

Our natural formation determines our appointment and our
appointment determines our job description. Our biological and
mental (spiritual) wiring system or formation empowers us with
peculiar strength for specific types of work and work environment.

This discovery was started by a Swiss Psychologist called Carl Jung
and was later developed by Katherine Briggs and daughter Isabel
Briggs Myers. This theory is therefore called the Myers Briggs
Type Indicator - MBTI

The theory professes that every individual has a primary mode of
operation within four categories referred to as Dimension.
1. Our flow of Energy
2. How we take in Information
3. How we prefer to Make Decisions
4. The basic day-to-day Lifestyle that we prefer

Within each of these categories, we have the "Preference" to be
either:
1.   Extraverted or Introverted
2.   Sensing or iNtuitive
3.   Thinking or Feeling
4.   Judging or Perceiving

We all naturally use one mode of operation within each Preference
more easily and more frequently than we use the other mode of
operation. So, we are said to "prefer" one function over the other.
The combination of our four "preferences" defines our personality
type. Although everybody functions across the entire spectrum of
the preferences, each individual has a natural dominant preference
which leans in one direction or the other within the four
Dimensions.

Extraverts or Introverts
Our Flow of Energy defines how we receive the essential part of our
stimulation. Do we receive it from within ourselves (Introverted) or
from external sources (Extraverted)? Is our dominant function
focused externally or internally? People who prefer Extraversion
tend to relate easily to the outer world of people and things. Those
who prefer Introversion tend to relate easily to the inner world of
ideas and impressions.
 As an Extravert, often you:        As an Introvert, often you:
  Have high energy                  Have quiet energy
  Talk more than listen             Listen more than talk
  Think out loud                    Think quietly inside my head
  Act, then think                   Think, then act
  Like to be with lots of people    Feel comfortable being alone
  Prefer a public role              Prefer to work "behind-the-
  Get easily distracted                scenes"
  Prefer to do lots of things at    Have        good      powers of
     once                               concentration
  Are outgoing & enthusiastic       Prefers one thing at a time
                                     Self-contained and reserved
Sensing or iNtuitive
The topic of how we Take in Information deals with our preferred
method of taking in and absorbing information. Do we trust our five
senses (Sensing) to take in information, or do we rely on our
instincts (iNtuitive)? People who prefer Sensing tend to be
interested in what the five senses show them – what exist in the
present. People who prefer intuition tend to use imagination to see
new possibilities and insights – focusing on the future.

As a Sensor, often you:               As an iNtuitive, often you:
 Focus on details & specifics         Focus on the big picture &
 Admire practical solutions              possibilities
 Notice details & remember            Admire creative ideas
    facts                              Notice anything new or different
 Realistic/practical - see what is    Are inventive - see what could be
 Live       in    the    here-and-    Think about future implications
    now/present                        Trust their gut instincts
 Trust actual experience              Prefer to learn new skills – get
 Like to use established skills          bored later
 Like step-by-step instructions       Like to figure things out for
 Work at a stable, systematic            themselves
    pace                               Work in bursts of energy



Thinking or Feeling
The third type of preference, how we prefer to Make Decisions,
refers to whether we are prone to decide things based on logic and
objective consideration (Thinking), or based on our personal,
subjective value systems (Feeling). People who prefer Thinking
tend to base their decision on objective analysis and logic. People
who prefer feeling tend to base decision on values and people-
centred concerns.
 As a Thinker, often you:            As a Feeler, often you:
  Make decisions objectively         Decide based on your values &
  Appear calm and reserved              feelings
  Are most convinced by rational     Appear warm and friendly
     arguments                        Are most convinced by how they
  Are honest and direct                 feel
  Value honesty and fairness         Are diplomatic and tactful
  Take few things personally         Value harmony and compassion
  Tend to see flaws/mistakes         Take many things personally
  Are motivated by achievement       Are quick to compliment others
  Argue or debate issues for fun     Are motivated by appreciation
                                      Avoid arguments and conflicts


Judging or Perceiving
The fourth type of preference is concerned with how we deal with
the external world on a Day-to-day Lifestyle Basis. Are we
organized and purposeful, and more comfortable with scheduled,
structured environments (Judging), or are we flexible and diverse,
and more comfortable with open, casual environments (Perceiving)?
People who prefer Judging tend to like to have things decided; life
is likely to be planned and orderly. People who prefer Perceiving
tend not to want to miss anything; life is tend to be spontaneous and
flexible.

 As a Judger, often you:             As a Perceiver, often you:
  Make most decisions pretty         May have difficulty making
     easily                              decisions
  Are serious & conventional         Are playful & unconventional
  Pay attention to time & are        Are less aware of time & run late
     prompt                           Prefer to start projects
  Prefer to finish projects          Play first, work later
  Work first, play later             Want to keep their options open
  Want things decided                Question the need for many rules
  See the need for most rules        Like to keep plans flexible
  Like to make & stick with plans    Want the freedom to be
  Find comfort in schedules             spontaneous
Your Personality Type (write the first letter of your type in the space)

I am dominantly Extraverted or Introverted              _____ _____

I am dominantly Sensing           or iNtuitive          _____ _____

I am dominantly Thinking          or Feeling            _____ _____

I am dominantly Judging           or Perceiving         _____ _____


__________        __________        _________         ____________


The 16 Personality Types
The possible combinations of the basic preferences form 16
different Personality Types as show above. This does not mean that
all (or even most) individuals will fall strictly into one category or
another. If we learn by applying this tool that we are primarily
Extraverted that does not mean that we don't also perform
Introverted activities. We all function in all of these realms on a
daily basis. As we grow and learn, most of us develop the ability to
function well in realms which are not native to our basic
personalities. In the trials and tribulations of life, we develop some
areas of ourselves more thoroughly than other areas. With this in
mind, it becomes clear that we cannot box individuals into
prescribed formulas for behaviour. However, we can identify our
natural preferences, and learn about our natural strengths and
weaknesses within that context.

The theory of Personality Types contends that each of us has a
natural preference which falls into one category or the other in each
of these four areas, and that our native Personality Type indicates
how we are likely to deal with different situations that life presents,
and in which environments we are most comfortable.

Personality typing is a tool with many uses. It's especially notable
for it's helpfulness in the areas of growth and self-development.
Learning and applying the theories of personality type can be a
powerful and rewarding experience, if it is used as a tool for
discovery, rather than as a method for “putting people into boxes”,
or as an excuse for behaviour.

Learning about our Personality Type helps us to understand why
certain areas in life come easily to us, and others are more of a
struggle. Learning about other people's Personality Types help us to
understand the most effective way to communicate with them, and
how they function best.
The MBTI helps express why different kinds of people are
interested in different things; prefer different kinds of work; and
sometimes find it hard to understand each other – all due to basic
differences in how people take in information and make decisions.

A clear understanding of the basics of your personality type and
type development will help you gain greater understanding of
yourself and others and the impact type has on your daily
interaction.

    PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF PERSONALITY TYPES
    Career Guidance: What types of tasks are we most suited to
     perform? Where are we naturally most happy?
    Managing Employees: How can we best understand an
     employee's natural capabilities, and where they will find the
     most satisfaction?
    Inter-personal Relationships: How can we improve our
     awareness of another individual's Personality Type and
     therefore increase our understanding of their reactions to
     situations, and know how to best communicate with them on a
     level which they will understand?
    Education: How can we develop different teaching methods to
     effectively educate different types of people?
    Counselling: How we can help individuals understand
     themselves better, and become better able to deal with their
     strengths and weaknesses?


     Contacts us for profiles of each of the 16
    personality types for your self-management
          and professional development.
      PERSONALITY TYPES FOR CAREER CHOICES
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he
      to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
           Abraham H. Maslow (American psychologist)

The Personality Report can be a valuable tool in helping you
discover yourself, enabling you to
 Achieve satisfaction in your work
 Identify career options consistent with your interests
 Direct your own career exploration at various stages in your life
 Use interests in shaping your career direction
 Choose appropriate education and training relevant to your
    interests
 Decide on a career focus for the future
 Maintain balance between your work and leisure activities
 Understand aspects of your personality most closely associated
    with your interests
 Determine your preferred learning environments
 Learn about your preferences for leadership, risk taking, and
    teamwork

Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality
traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various
careers. It's equally important to understand what is really important
to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and
weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in
an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.

Contact us for a comprehensive personality type report, which
spells out your strengths and weakness and how to manage them.
EMMANUEL WOYOME is a Career Coach, Speaker, Author and
a Trainer. He speaks, coaches, counsels and writes on Career
Development, Entrepreneurship and Personal Development. As a
Trainer & CEO of CorporateLife Consulting, he uses the MBTI®
Personality Type Theory as a foundation for training in Team
Building, Talent Development, Staff Productivity and Career
Management. He is the author of “Career Choices: Making
Decision When There Is No Counsellor. He speaks to thousands of
people annually through Conferences, Seminars, workshops as well
as through the broadcast media.

To correspond with EMMANUEL WOYOME,
E-mail:       e.woyome@gmail.com
Tel:          +233243851066
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