Getting Technical

Psychological Type was developed by Carl Jung to explain some of the apparently random differences in people's behaviour because of the different ways that people use their minds. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© (MBTI) helps explain why different kinds of people:

  • are interested in different things
  • are good at different things
  • are good at different kinds of work
  • often find it hard to understand each other

This system has been used for more than thirty years for:

  • families to better understand each other
  • teachers and students to make learning more interesting and efficient
  • young people and adults to choose careers best suited to hold their interest and use their talents
  • organizations to improve communication, teamwork and leadership

The MBTI explains how your preferred mental processes work together as well as with others and is a great tool for enlightenment into a person's nature. Your own personal report is a result of answers that are collected from a questionnaire that you fill out, whereas the information available is valuable insight into the mindset of those around you. It will definitely assist you in knowing how your child best learns and how he or she perceives the world around them. It is a workable guideline for opening the lines of communication at various times in life as we grow in different areas of type all throughout our life.

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Author's Bio: 

A single parent of one son with a deadbeat dad since 1981. My son and I had a unique relationship in that he treated me more like an older sister than a mother, which allowed us to be friends, but made discipline hard. We've gone through ADHD, father neglect, family interference and jealousies and of course the raging hormones of the teen-age years. He is one of those miracles where I had planned to never have children and got pregnant with protection, but didn't find out until I was 19 weeks along and I had just split up with his father two weeks prior and moved back to my own town. I have almost lost him a few times through a neglectful babysitter when he was three where he was about to be picked up on walking along the highway and a near abduction when he was four while playing in the park.

I still remember the first time I ever felt real love in my life and it was just a few months after he was born, so he truly taught me that.