Dealing with information

How we deal with the information our senses bring us depends very much on the kind of personality we are. Our personality is a key determinant of the way we perceive information. At its simplest level, two people can see different things in the same picture. This can be even more marked when words are involved.

So, if someone says to you, "That's a good idea!", you may hear either of the two alternatives below:

It was Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung who first described this area in detail. He divided people into feelers, thinkers, sensors, and intu-itors. Jung's thinking has influenced many of the current tests used to describe individual personality styles. One of the most widely employed is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™. This seeks to uncover a person's natural preferences. There are 16 basic types, based around four main styles: intuitive thinkers, sensing thinkers, intuitive feelers, and sensing feelers. These four styles will tend to react in predictably different ways when they gather information and deal with the world. So, for example, sensing thinkers will prefer to rely on concrete facts, where intuitors will rely more on overall impressions. One of the advantages of the Myers-Briggs approach is that it is nonjudgmental and transfers well between home and work environments.

You have already seen this kind of approach when you learned about the two sides of the brain and the theories developed by Ned Hermann.

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