Triangle Type
The Newsletter of the RTP Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type / Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Spring, 2004: The Education Issue

Edited by Carol Shumate and Walter Smith

 The Education Issue

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RTP/APT Reaches Out To Students and Educators This Year
If you’re a teacher, a student, a coach, a counselor, a trainer, or a parent, this issue is for you.  The RTP chapter of APT is making a concerted effort to reach out to students and educators this year. Dr. Lise Patton will show educators how to use their type preferences to take their courses online in “Online Education.”  Dr. Carol Shumate and Ann Loomis will offer “Type and Teaching: Show, Don’t Tell,” a preview of an education symposium to be given at the APT International Conference together with the co-founders of the Lighthouse Schools movement, Len Tallevi and Elizabeth Murphy.  Lighthouse Schools are schools that use the MBTI in teaching, counseling, administration, and curriculum development.  And in fall, Dr. Elizabeth Murphy will bring her expertise to the Triangle in a workshop co-sponsored with the new Early Childhood Development Division of Peace College.  Dr. Murphy pioneered the use of the MBTI in elementary schools with the creation of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC).  Please share this issue with teachers and educators you know.  It could make a difference.
 Send Us Your Events

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RTP/APT Members Can Post To Our Calendar
A new perk of membership in the RTP/APT chapter is the free posting of member-sponsored events in the Calendar of Type-Related and Member-Sponsored Events.  Are you giving a public seminar, lecture, or workshop?  If so, send us the detail and we’ll post it on our calendar.  Or, maybe you know of a type-related event that would be of interest to our readers.  If so, let us know.  We offer this new calendar as a networking aid to our members.  Send information to the our editors
 Calendar Of RTP/APT Programs

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Calendar of RTP/APT Chapter Programs


Title & Presenter

Registration & Cost



6:30 – 9:00 pm


Instructional Preferences in Online Education –
Lise Patton

·   $15 member

·   $10 students

·   $25 non-members

Mary Charles Blakebrough

Morrisville: Collegis--
2000 Perimeter Park Dr., Ste. 160

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Type & Teaching –
Carol Shumate & Ann Loomis

·   $15 member

·   $10 students

·   $25 non-members

Contact Elizabeth Wolgin
HR Manager, 
Cisco Systems,

7025 Kit Creek Road

, NC 27709

Cisco Systems, 
7025 Kit Creek Rd. Creekside Building,
Beech Mountain Conference Room, 
lower level.


6:30 pm – 
9:00 pm

Porch Party – Review of APT International Conference

Refreshments provided 
Tracey Daley,
(919) 781-7588

5313 Sendero Dr.


10/18 –10/19 Monday, 6:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, 8:30-12 noon

Lecture & Workshop: 
Type & Education – Elizabeth Murphy

Lecture – Free

Workshop – TBD

Registration - TBD


 Upcoming RTP/APT Program Information

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Instructional Preferences in Online Education - Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2004 , 6:30-9:00 pm
Presenter:  Lise Patton, Ph.D.
Limit:  20  participants

Learning online has become a part of the culture of education and training.  Both the number of online courses and the number of online students have experienced a steady increase since 1994.  Many instructors now face the challenge of moving their courses to an online environment.  While several factors impact this transition, this workshop focuses on one key element, the instructor.   Whereas instructional objectives, teaching styles, and learner preferences are among the core factors influencing effective teaching, the element that instructors have most control over is their own approach to instruction.  This workshop uses the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a framework for describing instructional strategies and how to select them based on an instructor's MBTI preferences.  An instrument for determining your instructional type, suggestions for appropriate instructional strategies, and links to resources are included in this workshop.

Dr. Patton is a Sr. Instructional Analyst with Collegis. For the past 17 years she has been helping Fortune 100 companies and higher education institutions solve performance problems using education technologies. Lise taught in the traditional classroom before beginning to teach online in 1995. Since her first online course she has designed, developed, and taught over a dozen courses. As an instructional consultant, she has helped hundreds of instructors in North and South America effectively transition to the online environment.

Directions to Collegis:
From Raleigh: Take I-40 west, take exit #284 (Airport Blvd, RDU Intl Airport), turn left onto Airport Blvd. Go approximately 1 mile and follow directions below. 
From Durham
:  Take I-40 east, take exit #284A (Airport Blvd West) turn right onto Airport Blvd, go approximately 1 mile and follow directions below.  
From Airport Boulevard:  Turn right onto Perimeter Park Drive (you will see a small pond with a silver sculpture on the right). Go approximately .5 mile and turn right into Bldg 2000 (there will be a sign on the left of the entrance listing Collegis as a tenant in the bldg.)

 Upcoming RTP/APT Program Information

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Type and Teaching Workshop: Show, Don’t Tell

Date: Thursday, May 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Presenters:  Carol Shumate, Ph.D. (ENFP), and Ann Loomis, M.A. (ESFP)
Limit:  24 participants

Focusing on Sensing and Intuition, this experiential workshop will demonstrate some of the latest findings on brain research involving learning and psychological type preferences.  The strategies addressed are appropriate for  a variety of type practitioners, including educators, administrators, corporate trainers, and executive coaches.  The workshop will preview an education symposium that the presenters are scheduled to give at the International Conference of the Association of Psychological Type in Toronto on July 22, together with Elizabeth Murphy and Len Tallevi, the founders of the Lighthouse Schools movement.  

Loomis and Shumate are co-founders of Writestyles, a writing and educational consultancy that uses the MBTI to teach writing and related educational topics to individuals and organizations, both academic and corporate.  Shumate is a co-editor of Triangle Type and has authored numerous articles for the Bulletin of Psychological Type. She has taught writing and English at Yale, the University of Connecticut , and Eastern Connecticut State University , as well as at the middle school level.  Loomis is the author of Write from the Start: Discover Your Writing Potential through the Power of Psychological Type.  She is president of the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle Area in North Carolina, has taught at Kenan-Flagler Business School and Duke Continuing Studies, and she is Interest Area Consultant in Education for APT at the national level.

Directions to Cisco Systems From RDU Airport :  
Depart airport towards I-40. Turn right on I-40 West. Exit
Davis Drive - Exit 280. Turn left at ramp signal.  Proceed approximately 3 miles to Kit Creek Road. Turn right onto Kit Creek Road. Turn left at 1st opportunity into driveway -- 7025 Kit Creek Road. Approximate total distance from airport = 8 miles.
 Upcoming RTP/APT Program Information

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RTP/APT Porch Party - Social

Date:  Thursday, September 9, 2004, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Location:  Wellspring Consulting, 5313 Sendero Drive, Raleigh, NC  27612
RSVP:  E-Mail Tracey Daley or call  (919) 781-7588.

The annual porch party to review APT’s annual summer conference will be held in early September this year.  All members and friends of the RTP chapter are invited.

Directions to Wellspring Consulting: 
Glenwood Ave (U.S. 70) across from CarMax, turn onto Ebenezer Church Road. (From Durham, rt. turn, from Raleigh, left turn.)  Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Sendero Drive; #5313 is 4th driveway on right.  Turn before big white mailbox.  
From I-40
, take exit 289,
Wade Avenue. Then take Edwards Mill/RBC Center exit. Turn left onto Edwards Mill.  At major intersection, turn left onto Duraleigh Rd. Take next left, Ebenezer Church Road. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Sendero Drive; #5313 is 4th driveway on right. Turn before big white mailbox.

 Upcoming RTP/APT Program Information

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Elizabeth Murphy on Type & Education – Lecture & Workshop

Free Lecture: October 18, 2004, 6:00-9:00 pm
Workshop:  October 19, 2004, 9:00 am noon (limit of 50 places)
Location: Peace College, Raleigh

Together with Peace College, the RTP chapter will co-sponsor an evening lecture and morning workshop by Elizabeth Murphy, Ed.D, M.Ed. (INFP) . Dr. Murphy is co-author of the highly regarded Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) and the author and co-author of several books on the MMTIC, elementary education, and child development. Her books include The Developing Child, I am a Good Teacher, A Teacher's Guide to Type, MMTIC Manual, and Make Them Reach When You Teach but Test for the Best. In 1993 she won the Gordon Lawrence Award for contributions to type in education.  Currently a psychologist with a school district in Texas, Dr. Murphy helps teachers and administrators structure curricula that respond to children’s developmental needs, special gifts, and talents.

Calendar of Type-Related & Member-Sponsored Events

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Calendar of Type-Related & Member-Sponsored Events


Title & Presenter

Registration & Cost



7:30 pm

10 am-4 pm


The Fate of America: The Spiritual Dimension of Our National Character

Michael Gellert, 
Jungian Analyst

Lecture: $10, $5 students

Workshop: $40/$15 students

Contact 919-968-1661 or
visit the website

Chapel Hill:  

Binkley Baptist Church

4/29 – 5/1


Type Lighthouse Schools in Action

Type in Education in a Middle School Setting

From $30 - $150

Contact Len Tallevi at 914-721-2600

Scarsdale, NY: Scarsdale Middle School


6:30 – 9:00 pm

Book Launch:  
IMPACTS Marketing, Dickey Eason

Contact or 919/303-3080

NC Museum
of Art

11:30 am

IMPACTS Marketing, Dickey Eason

Contact or 919/303-3080

Business & Industry Ctr., Waverly Place
Shopping Ctr. 


7:30 pm


Slide Lecture: Architecture as a Medium of Inner Work
Thomas Barrie – 
Jung Society

$10/$5 students

Contact 919-968-1661 or
visit the website

Chapel Hill:  
Baptist Church


6/8 – 6/11
9 am-5 pm

Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach - How Adults Learn

Tracey Daley, Karen Ridout

$795, 919-571-0070

Church of the Nativity


7/21 – 7/25

Conference: 2004 APT International Conference: “Type in Toronto

$410 members
$525 non-members
$245 student

Contact or 847-375-4717

Harbour Castle

 Workshop Review

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When Are We Emotionally Hijacked?


Excerpt from Roger Pearman’s Talk on Emotional Intelligence
(February 24, 2004)

Emotional hijacking happens when we are overwhelmed by the demands of others, feelings, criticisms, or inefficiencies. We feel frazzled and out-of-control.

Question:  When were you emotionally hijacked?

Participants were grouped by function attitude and answered as follows, with coping strategies suggested by Pearman.

Sensing Thinking

- Highjacked by:  Random kindness overwhelms us in a positive way
- Coping strategy:  Allow yourself to listen, don’t ignore emotional reactions

Sensing Feeling

- Highjacked by:  Criticism – Until it is validated, it pushes a button.
Coping strategy: Try to listen, recognize that this fear is internal, recognize it and go through it and know that you’ll be okay.

Intuitive Feeling

- Highjacked by:  Lots of people coming at us at once, pulling us in lots of directions, focusing on small wrong things instead of big right things.
Coping strategy:  Withdraw and ask what is really the target, depersonalize it

Intuitive Thinking

- Highjacked by:  Investing energy in a project which then gets interpreted their way, disregarding our interpretation. Unjustified criticism that is highly emotional.  Inefficiencies.
Coping strategy:  Fold socks, i.e., do something using the tertiary function to keep from slipping into the inferior function. Get someone to explain it, make it objective.


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Dear Typie

By Walter R. Smith, INFJ

Send your type related questions and problems to "Dear Typie" and see them answered by a certified type practitioner, in consultation with other experts, in the next newsletter. Be sure to indicate your type and the type of the person(s) involved (if knows).

Dear Typie,

I am in business with an ENTP who is extremely slow in paying his share of the bills. He's a wonderful guy in some ways, has a lot of people skills, but he's very manipulative, and he has a rebellious streak.  At the partners' meetings, he gives lip service to decisions to make certain hires that involve upfront payments, but then he refuses to pay his share. Lately, he has begun to simply refuse to cough up the money.  Now the really weird thing is, he has offered to cover one of the other partners' share when she had a hysterical meltdown at the meeting about her finances.  He moved in to rescue her, but he didn't mention that I have been covering HIS share. This has me really steamed.

We need his money, but we are at wits' end as to how to get it without triggering his automatic rebel stance.



Dear ENFP:

This may not be a Type issue.  It sounds as if this person is passive-aggressive (PA) and controls the rest of you by being such.  His rescuing of the “damsel in distress” may be indicative of his need to be needed. You say you need his money and he knows that, but if that is all you need from him he may be angry that he’s only included because of his wealth.

There are three ways to deal with PA:

  • Ignore it—the PA person will get angry because you are not falling into his trap.

  • Confront it—this does not always work because the PA person may just deny his/her actions and feelings.

  • Become PA yourself but know you are doing it.  What if you all chose at the next meeting to complain about your individual finances and have a team hysterical meltdown?

NT’s do strive for competency, but they may fear they are incompetent. This person may be acting out to keep you from seeing his incompetence.  He may not be incompetent but if he fears he is, he will create diversionary tactics to keep you from discovering it.  

Dear Typie,

I have some folks who believe their MBTI preferences have changed from previous periods. I have asked them to think about the questions from a work and personal perspective. Do people change or are they always the same?  I was trained that Jung would say the preferences are hard-wired, but I can see where life events influence your profile and can push someone to slightly different areas.

What's the latest thinking on this?


Dear Friend:

I believe that Jung was right—that we are hardwired for type.  That does not mean we cannot explore and use the other functions and attitudes which often happen in our later years. Even life changing events do not change our personality. They may change our orientation and what we consider to be important, but we are still the same person we were.  For example, the Apostle Paul was converted on the road to Damascus and became the most powerful and important person only second to Jesus in Christianity.  Before his conversion, Paul was a dogmatic, unyielding, intellectual Pharisee who upheld the letter of the law.  After his conversion he was a dogmatic, unyielding, intellectual Christian who demanded from others total obedience to Jesus Christ.  Paul’s personality did not change. What changed was his orientation and the object of his devotion.

I once heard Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity, tell of how he started this great ministry.  He told us how hard he was working in Corporate American and how detrimental it was to his family and to his health. But Habitat gave new life to him and his family.  What impressed me was that this man was working no less for Habitat than he worked for Corporate America.  He was the same hard-driving, committed executive. The only difference was that now he had meaning in life.  I mentioned this to a colleague who is a personal friend of Fuller’s and he confirmed my impression.

 President's Corner

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Recap of Annual Report to APT National

By Carol Linden, ENFP

I recently sent an annual report on our chapter to APT national, reporting on our membership, the programs we’ve sponsored, the names of our board members, and our finances. Writing the report, I felt both pride and awe at what we as a chapter have accomplished, as well as appreciation for all the volunteer hours that your board has put in to make such events possible.


"I felt both pride and awe at what we as a chapter have accomplished, as well as appreciation for all the volunteer hours that your board has put in to make such events possible." 


Our most exciting upcoming event is the fall lecture and workshop with renowned type expert, Elizabeth Murphy, the developer of the MMTIC, the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children.  Since we are financially solvent, the board has agreed to foot the bill for this special program, while making sure to keep it widely accessible to educators and students. Tracey Daley has done a great job in securing Elizabeth as a speaker, co-sponsored by Peace College, to celebrate the launch of their early childhood education program.

In May, we have two other education-related programs, one on learning styles in online education, and another on the latest brain research on learning and how it relates to type.  Both of these workshops, the “Online Instruction” workshop and the “Type and Teaching” workshop should be a great aid to educators at any level.  The second of these is a preview of a symposium to be given at the APT International Conference — specially tailored to a Triangle audience. I'll be going to the Conference, to be held in Toronto in July, along with several other board members.  Be sure to get in touch if you're going and we'll look for each other at the conference.

Our huge success in sponsoring a qualifying training has led us to consider doing more of these. Led by renowned author and trainer Roger Pearman, the training program filled up immediately and had a waiting list.  In the evening program at SAS, Roger spoke to a full house of 55 attendees on the connection between EQ (emotional intelligence) and type. With more and more recent research showing that EQ is a better predictor of success than other commonly believed indicators such as IQ or GPA, the topic could not have been more timely.

In September, we'll have our annual "Porch Party" where we'll share a potluck and also key learnings from the conference in Toronto. If you didn't get a chance to go to the conference and would like to hear from members who did, please come. Anyone who went is welcome to share an experience with a speaker or a workshop technique or a new book they've discovered. We don't have formal presentations. We're very casual, sharing with each other in what you might call fireside-chat style.

Using our money to help bring such events and information to you is what we're all about. If there are any particular speakers or special topics that you'd like to see programs on, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.  In the meantime, as Otto Kroeger says, "Happy type-watching!"

 RTP/APT Authors

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New Books & Articles By Chapter Members


As a new perk of membership, Triangle Type will post information about new books and articles by chapter members.  Do you have a book out this year?  Send us the information, along with your dues check for 2004.

Beyond the Bounds of Time: Lessons in Love
Tracey Daley, INFJ
Paper: $9.95
Available from or 919/571-0070.

Do you give more love than you receive — or think you do?  What does unconditional love mean to you, or commitment?  What has guilt got to do with love?  Think you can lose love?  For the answers to these questions and more, read this thought-provoking book that offers insights through seven simple lessons and exercises that will bring you closer to experiencing a deeper understanding of love and life and reveal a love that lives on Beyond the Bounds of Time.  

IMPACTS Marketing
Discovering the Power of True Customer Identification 

Dickey Eason, INTP 
Cost:  $16 
Available from or 919/303-3080.

"Marketing isn't really about business as much as it is about people. And Dickey Eason tells you a whole lot about people--most of which you've never heard before. I've spent 45 years in marketing and have authored 30 books--but virtually all of the ideas that appear in this book are totally new to me. . . . this book changed my entire perspective of marketing. As the field of marketing was changed first by radio, then by television, and then by the Internet, IMPACTS Marketing will spur another revolution."
- Jay Conrad Levinson, author of Guerrilla Marketing

 RTP/APT Membership Notices

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Become A Member!


Click here to fill out our membership form.

Renew Your Membership
Send a check payable to APT/RTP to: 
Elizabeth Wolgin 

APT/RTP Membership
12 Dorset Place

, NC  27713

Regular - $30 _____     Student - $20 _____   (School: ______________________________)

If you have questions concerning your APT/RTP membership, contact Elizabeth Wolgin, 919-392-7422 (W) 919-361-9988 (H)

Perks Of Membership
  • Post your events on the Calendar of Type-Related & Member-Sponsored Events

  • Get your books and/or articles mentioned in Triangle Type

  • Network at our programs

  • Get low prices on all chapter-sponsored programs

Membership Calendar Change - Now Calendar Year

The Board voted to have the membership year run on the calendar year as opposed to the fiscal year.  It seemed that this would make it easier for members to remember, as well as making sure that fall programs are in place well in advance of new board members’ arrival.  The change means that the current board must stay on for an extra half-year, but the board members agreed to do that.

 Opportunity To Publish

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Here’s Your Opportunity To Get Published

If you write an article for the RTP/APT newsletter this is what you will get:

  • Publication in one of the best and most attractive online newsletters in the Type Community with a circulation of over 200 in North Carolina and throughout the country. The newsletter is sent to APT Central as well as to other chapters. And since it is on the internet it is accessible to others.
  • The services of two excellent editors who will help you write the best article possible.  This is like getting a mini writing course for free.
  • Name recognition and the ability to contribute in a significant way to the understanding of Type.

Now, don’t you want to write an article for the newsletter?

Here are the areas of the newsletter we use each month:

  • The Light Side of Type—a story, can be humorous, of how different types relate to each other.  Suggested length 500 words.
  • Book Reviews—the RTP chapter has the policy that if you want to review a book on Type the chapter will reimburse you the cost of the book (up to $25.00).  Suggested length: 500-1000 words.
  • Reviews of Workshops sponsored by RTP. Suggested length: up to 2000 words.
  • Articles on different Type subjects—you get to choose the subject and tell us ways you use type in your work or write about a specific type program you have used. Suggested length: up to 2000 words.
  • The Newsletter is published four times a year in October, January, March, and May or thereabouts.

How it all works. . .

  1. Send an email to Walter R. Smith and tell him what you want to write.
  1. He will reply and tell you when we can use the article and when to submit it.
  1. When your article is received it will be edited and sent back to you. If you agree with the edited copy, fine.  If you don’t, tell me and I will work with you to make the article what you want it to be.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 Future Qualifying Training In The Triangle?

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Let Us Know If You Would Like To Be Notified About Qualifying Training Programs

Thanks to the huge success of the February qualifying training at SAS, we are considering bringing another such training to the area.  Having a training offered locally cut the cost in half by obviating airfare and hotel costs.

Please let us know ASAP if you or someone you know would be interested in being notified about such an event in the winter or spring of 2004. Contact: Carol Linden, President RTP/APT via e-mail.

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