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E-Quipped to... Understand how Personality Influences Decision-Making
This newsletter introduces T and F: Understanding how Personality Types Influence Decision-Making, an article I have written and posted on my website.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely recognised personality assessment tool that categorises individuals into different personality types based on four dimensions:
The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preferences refer to how individuals make decisions and evaluate information. Our personality shapes our decisions.
Individuals with a with a Thinking preference approach decision-making from an analytical and logical standpoint, emphasizing objectivity and rationality. They detach themselves from emotions to focus on efficient and effective solutions. Conversely, those with a Feeling preference prioritise personal values, emotions, and maintaining positive relationships when making decisions. They value empathy, compassion, and understanding, considering the emotional impact of their choices on others.
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Why is it Useful to Understand the T and F Personality Preferences?
Understanding the Thinking and Feeling preferences can enhance self-awareness, improve communication and relationships, facilitate conflict resolution, foster teamwork, and promote personal growth. Recognising the strengths and challenges associated with each preference allows individuals to strive for a balanced approach that combines rationality and empathy, resulting in well-rounded outcomes.
Strengths and Characteristics of the Thinking Preference
Challenges for the Thinking Preference
For a summary of the characteristics and challenges of the Thinking preference read: T and F: Understanding how Personality Types Influence Decision-Making
Strengths and Characteristics of the Feeling Preference
Challenges for Feeling Preference
For a summary of the characteristics and challenges of the Feeling preference read: T and F: Understanding how Personality Types Influence Decision-Making
Bridging the Gap and Achieving Balance
Recognising and appreciating the strengths of both Feeling and Thinking preferences is crucial for effective communication and collaboration. To bridge the gap and achieve balance, individuals with a Thinking preference can consider the emotional impact and embrace emotional intelligence. Those with a Feeling preference can incorporate logical analysis and recognise the importance of objectivity.
By embracing both perspectives, individuals can achieve a comprehensive and balanced approach that allows both rationality and empathy."T-types and F-types, two sides of the same coin, reminding us that the power of reason and the power of emotions can dance together in perfect harmony."
~ Emily Davis, Psychologist and Author ~
If you would like to do the MBTI Personality Assessment to find out your own preference, please contact me.
If you would like to find out more about another MBTI dimension - the Extravert and Introvert preferences - please read:
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