Different isn’t necessarily difficult.
We encounter different types of people every day. Everyone is unique. However, broadly speaking everyone can be categorised into different types according to their preferences and how they use them.
This short course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding about different personality types. It will give you insights to your own preferences and how these build into your personality type.
Understanding preferences and how they are expressed will help you to appreciate differences, work with these and communicate better with others. It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.
The course covers the Jungian Theory of Personality Types looking at how you prefer to get your energy (Extraversion / Introversion), how you take in information (Sensing / Intuition), and how you process information (Thinking / Feeling).
Jung's work was further developed by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers to add a further dimension to look at how you choose to live your life (Judging / Perception).
What you will learn:
The four preference scales defined by Jung and Myers / Briggs
Understanding personality and personality types
How you can work better with people who have different preferences to yours
You will become aware of the dynamics and patterns natural to each person's way of seeing, thinking, feeling and responding to the world.
Every personality type has its own specific way of communicating. Through this course you will expand your understanding of personality and communication to build up better relationships with your team, your manager, your clients - in fact, anyone with whom your regularly interact with. You will learn how to build trust, establish rapport, and work comfortably and productively with any personality type.
Within the course, you have the chance to complete a questionnaire focused on determining your preferences. Completing this practical activity will enable you to gain some insights into your Type. As you progress through the course, you are able to check how clear you are with each preference to give you a deeper understanding of your own type.
Every person taking and completing the course has the opportunity to receive a detailed report based on their Self-Assessed Type giving insights into their strengths and liabilities as well as how they communicate, work in teams and respond to stress.
This course will, also, be of interest to you if you have completed a Personality Type assessment in the past and would like a refresher. You may have discovered your Type through a work-based training programme, by completing a questionnaire or through general interest. Your Personality Type consists of four letters. It all made sense at the time, but you have forgotten what it all means and how relevant it can be to how you engage with other people.
This course will, also, be of interest to you if you lead or manage a team and are looking at ways to build understanding and develop relationships leading to more rewarding interactions and high performance. It will give you an understanding of the relevance of Type and how it can be put to work.
By completing the course, you will be able to identify your Personality Type and the strengths associated with your Type. The assignment gives you the chance to reflect upon these to gain further insights.
Recently, there has been a cluster of people leaving low ratings without comments. This has severely impacted the course. Despite recent updates and improvements to the course these ratings continue. I have been trying to communicate with learners who rate the course in this way with requests for information that will help me to improve the course and offers of help in understanding the material (including the offer of the detailed report). Unfortunately, I hear nothing further from them.
Interestingly, Type can explain why people leave low ratings without comments. This behaviour is discussed within the course.
The course is being continually refined and updated to ensure it remains current and relevant.
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Latest update - October 2020