"Many destructive conflicts arise simply because two people are using opposite
kinds of perception and judgment. When the origin of such a conflict is recognized,
it becomes less annoying and easier to handle." - Isabel Briggs Myers
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung
Who Are You?
Do you ever wonder what makes you uniquely you?
Do you look at some people and think,
"Why are they so different from me,
while other people are so similar in how they view the world?"
Do differences in personality cause clashes between your colleagues at work
or family members at home?
Do you sometimes ask yourself
"If we understood each other better, would we be able to communicate better?"
(More: Why might you want to learn about this?)
Who Am I?
I have always been interested in personality assessments and questionnaires.
I was first introduced to Psychological Type and the MBTI in 1993 and have been
reading and learning more about it ever since.
My study of Type and Temperament has taught me that there are
clear patterns to how different people think and act.
When we add knowledge of Psychological Type to our internal
toolboxes, we can improve our ability to communicate
and bring better understanding and control to our roles in projects
In 2012, I discovered and joined BAAPT,
the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Association for Psychological Type
In 2014, I was certified to administer and debrief the MBTI tool for individuals and
What is Psychological Type?
Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung developed his
theory of psychological type in the early
part of the 20th century. Jung theorized that what appears to be random behavior among
people is actually the result of differences in the way they prefer to use their
mental capacities. He observed that people generally engage in (and alternate between)
one of two mental functions: taking in information, which Jung called perceiving,
and organizing that information and making decisions, which he called judging.
Jung published this work in 1921.
Two decades later, a mother-daughter team in the US,
Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers
discovered Jung's work. Determined to make the theory of psychological type easier
for people to understand and use, they developed what has become
the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment.
Millions of people take the indicator every year. Data on those assessments has
been used to revise and improve the questions and scoring many times since its first
Applications and research on type have expanded nationally and internationally, with
the MBTI® instrument translated into thirty languages.
I Speak "Tech"
includes nearly 30 years as a software and content developer in SF Bay Area
Internet and Biotech companies.
Unlike many coaches and workshop facilitators,
I can bring a familiar perspective to Type training for technical teams.
I understand the particular mindset of software engineers,
service engineers, sys admins, project managers, and technical writers.
If you think you would be interested in discovering how knowledge of
Psychological Type can help you in your work and personal life, please
to discuss options and rates.
I have been putting together a web site that collects information on
Type and Temperament.
started as my personal Type wiki, but I'm hoping to build it into a
general resource and link aggregator. If I'm missing links to Type
or Temperament sites that you find useful, please let me know. --