Conclude the presentation with an action plan that builds upon the initial objectives.
- Learn what energizes and drains you.
- Identify strengths of self and others as well as predictable pitfalls.
- Make constructive use of differences.
- Gain greater flexibility and perspective.
Typically participants identify preferences they want honored and ways they can honor the preferences of others, appreciate strengths instead of focusing on weakness, recognize predictable pitfalls when types interact, and make better decisions about when to push for development of new skills and when to honor limitations. A good wrap-up is to have participants tell what has been most helpful. They usually become aware of more choices so that they can "cross over from the natural to the appropriate" (Myers & Myers, 1990, p. 118).
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Training Exhibits for Presenting Type Dynamically
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Jeanne Marlowe, M.A. Modern Literature, typifies the INFP quest for a more inclusive, empathetic community. From 1979-94, her work focused on singles, founding and running a non-profit council of singles organizations, organizing a national Singles Press Association, and publishing a newsstand magazine to link singles to community resources. In order to fund these activities, Jeanne ran multiple activities, ranging from volleyball leagues to how-to-meet-people workshops.
Her primary enterprise is Murder for All Occasions, which she developed in 1987 as a fun, engaging way for participants to get to know each other. Seeing the team-building potential, businesses began requesting her parties for their employee functions. When Jeanne started working with lawyers, bankers, and accountants, she was terrified by their request to cut the pretense. They wanted to play themselves and kill the boss.
She learned to do 10-minute interviews with 'suspects' and turn their desire to tell their personal stories into humorous scripts that enabled participants to see the different ways we make sense of our experience and the impact of our limited human perspectives. See www.PersonalityPathways.com/marlowe. Now this scenario comprises the most challenging half of her business and is sometimes combined with type workshops. She is active in the Columbus, Ohio (USA) Association for Psychological Type (APT) and past chair of APT's Great Lakes region.