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the Element B to work with others in redirecting their
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Element B is used in 15 countries and has been
translated into eight languages. NASA, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Xerox,
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(Dick) Thompson, Ph.D., is the author of The
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CommunicationWheel®, Jung’s Function-Attitudes Explained and Introduction
to FIRO Element B in Organizations. Dr. Thompson studied under
Will Schutz, Ph.D., developer of FIRO-B™, and has been using the
Element B since 1984. Dr. Thompson worked closely with Dr. Schutz to
develop additional supporting materials and software.
March 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Cafeteria at SAS; SAS Institute Inc.
100 SAS Campus Drive,
$449.00 for APT/RTP members—Early Bird by
$484.00 (includes membership in APT/RTP)—Early
Bird by Jan 31
non-member—Early Bird by Jan 31
$484.00 for APT/RTP members after Jan 31
$514.00 (includes membership in APT/RTP)
after Jan 31
Babbitt APT pulls together people who have something in common, personality
type, which crosses companies and careers.I have a chance to get
outside of my own experience which helps me return to it refreshed. I
mingle with students brought to an event by career counselors and
educators and am reminded of the value of sponsoring a student
intern in a corporation to give them experience (and to help ensure
I have a skilled workforce available in the future).I meet a fellow member for lunch who coaches private clients
and I get a new idea for how to handle those coaching moments which
come my way.Associating
with people who do a wide variety of work is more energizing and
challenging for me because we start with our common love of type and
build from there.
Ingle APT has allowed me the
chance to meet and interact with a group of dedicated MBTI
professionals who are perhaps one of the most well-connected groups
of people in the country if not the world.If I have a question regarding any nuance of MBTI theory or
practice, I have two or three people I could contact immediately.I truly consider this group to be a resource to the world in
has allowed me to network with other type practitioners in the
community whose knowledge I can tap into when working with clients. Volunteering
as the Treasurer with the board of the RTP chapter this year
revealed to me the hard work, dedication and energy that others in
the community bring to the planning of type related events, which
has motivated me to learn even more about type and it's application
to my work.
Carol Shumate As a solo type practitioner, I
have gained a huge network of colleagues, collaborators, and clients
through serving on our chapter's board. That
led to my current position as Marketing Director with APT
International, which has further expanded my practice. I no longer
consider my work a "solo" act.
Wolgin Service in APT has helped me
identify some of my deepest desires and refine my career path to
reflect these. This
happened through relationships with fellow MBTI
practitioners/colleagues and close involvement with the chapter's
programs, all of which generated new possibilities and learnings for
me personally and professionally.
Awards at the APT International Conference
for 4 chapter members:Tracey Daley,
and Walter Smith
One of our members pointed out something about
the Association of Psychological Type that gave me an increased
sense of appreciation for our membership. In this age of competition
for mind-share and market space, one quality stands out about our
members:enthusiasm.Most of us have a career or focus other than Type. We’ve
joined the APT-RTP chapter, attended programs, and written
newsletter articles because of our love for and commitment to the
enrichment brought by Type to a variety of professions and life
applications that are really limitless. There is no pressure on us
to belong to APT-RTP because it is a business requirement or
we join so we can hone our skills and help ensure the availability
of affordable education for anyone who is interested in learning
more about personality type in our area.
Thanks for being a part of APT-RTP this year.
Join me going forward in extending a warm welcome to our new
president, Elizabeth Wolgin who brings great interpersonal and
organizational skills to the chapter board.
Krista, you did a great job as President and we are glad you are
part of us.
The RTP/APT Board
Welcome to Elizabeth Wolgin, INFP, our new President
is a Human Resources Manager at Cisco Systems in Research
where she is responsible for providing Executive Coaching,
Leadership Development and Organizational Design & Development
consulting to the Sales organization. Before coming to Cisco,
she worked in Human Resources at Nortel Networks supporting
several areas of the business including Engineering, Marketing and
collaborates with her clients to apply organizational development
theories to their business issues. She enjoys working with clients
on change initiatives, organizational diagnosis and training and
development. She is MBTI qualified and enjoys delivering MBTI
workshops to intact work teams as well as to individuals in
one-on-one career coaching sessions.
with her husband Neal and their children Hannah and David. Welcome
Madam President. We look forward to working with you this year.
Communication Wheel™ Mary Charles Blakebrough and Jan Burke; Reviewers
Krista Babbitt welcomes participants to the Communication Wheel Workshop
the Communication Wheel works
A light moment during the
Walter Smith answering
questions of participants
"The Communication Wheel™: A Workshop in
Understanding the Ways we Communicate" was led by Walter R.
Smith, INFJ at SAS Institute in Cary
on Friday, October 14.
The focus of the morning workshop was on "What language do
you speak?" - determining if you primarily use the Sensing,
Intuiting, Feeling, or Thinking language or a combination thereof.
The basic Type languages are the function attitudes (NF, SF, NT,
ST) and eight dialects. It opened with cartoons and other humor on
the differences in how people speak and interpret what they hear,
as well as possible blindspots.
A fascinating exercise had people define what percentage was meant
by the words "sometimes, often, frequently". What a
variety: from 12%-96%. An example Walter shared was about the
manager who told an employee in his performance evaluation that he
"frequently" met the manager's expectations. Imagine the
employee's shock when he was let go - for the employee
"frequently" was 90%, for the manager, 40%. This was a
huge ah-ha to one of the attendees who is an accountant expecting
communication to be accurate and measurable - she now adds into
the "context" the "points of reference" of
There were videos of different Types, which along with Walter's
explanations, helped us understand the key factors in
communication. Case studies allowed participants to explore
possible ways of using dialects: 'Jan and George were doing
a project for their team - George kept putting off his part of the
project which is now due in two days. How would Jan (NJ) approach
him (SP) most effectively?'
A self-scoring questionnaire was taken which allowed us to quickly
discover our primary language. There were library/reference
materials available during the breaks and Walter mailed us
additional information on the questionnaire results, using the
Communication Wheel™ software.
The workshop closed with a wonderful exercise where we experienced
a human communication wheel by going to different parts of the
room depending on which language we were using at the time. It was
fascinating to see the ebb and flow of the group and it helped
those speaking 'minority' languages to feel valued. It became easy
to see why if you speak thinking to feelers, you will probably
insult them, and if you speak intuiting to sensors, they won’t
understand a word you say.
One vivid takeaway was an example of how differently compliments
are perceived. A couple (she an F, he a T) was working in their
garden. She was so excited about his working with her that at end
of day, she hugs/kisses him and says "Wasn't it wonderful how
we worked together in the garden today?" He says,
"HUH?" After learning about Type compliments, she said,
"John, you worked very efficiently today. We got done two
hours sooner than I thought and you laid out the garden in perfect
rows and placed the railroad ties in a really straight line."
This time he kissed her.
The Communication Wheel™ is an MBTI-based program designed by
of High Performing Systems in Atlanta. This event marks the
first time the Communication Wheel was presented to Research
Triangle audiences. Thompson himself will come to the Triangle
next year to lead a workshop on FIRO-B for RTP/APT (details
Walter R. Smith, D.Min., is a Certified Practitioner of MBTI®.
He is also certified in the Communication Wheel™, FIRO-B, and
FIRO Element B™. He has conducted workshops in the
Communication Wheel at the SE APT Conference, with church groups,
and with the former Richmond Chapter of APT. As an Associate
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg, Virginia, he
used Type in counseling, committee work, and sermon preparation.
He is also co-editor of “Triangle Type,” the newsletter of the
Research Triangle Park (RTP) Chapter of the Association of
Psychological Type (APT).
JANUARY 27-28 WYNETTE BARTON, Jungian Analyst Austin,
: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS:
Depth Psychology Two Thousand Years Ago
**Saturday Workshop 10AM - 4PM: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS;
Depth Psychology Two Thousand Years Ago
at the corner of 15/501 and
FEBRUARY 26KIM CARRUTHSunday
OVER THE RAINBOW: Dorothy, The Wizard and Toto Too,
Archetypes, Big Dreams, Me and You
Charter member, Past-President and local Jungian monk
will explore the wisdom and wonder of Dorothy’s adventure
well as its enchantment of the American public.
4:00-6;00PM, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library
Dr. in Chapel Hill
SALON FREE and open to the public
MARCH 24-25JENNY YATES, Jungian Analyst
: THE WISDOM OF THE DREAM, Part I, Film and Discussion
*Saturday Workshop 10AM - 4PM:
THE WISDOM OF THE DREAM Part II and III, Film and Discussion
at the corner of 15/501 and
Analyst New Orleans, LA
: DANTE HAD A DREAM
: SPIRIT OF THE MASCULINE IN DANTE’S EXILE
at the corner of 15/501 and
non-member/$8 member /55 student with ID
What is the
difference, if any, between women’s intuition and intuition on the
That is a
good question. Let me give first give you a sample of the reactions
I received to your question.
thinking that "women's intuition" refers more to
"F" than it does to "N". It's about being
willing to trust the "soft data" and not require
"hard data" in order to act on something or sense that
something is needed.”
imagine that both "SF" and "NF" women exhibit
what our culture calls "women's intuition".”
•"’iNutution’ from a Myers-Briggs and, I imagine,
Jungian perspective is not necessarily about people at all. It's
about looking for patterns and underlying meeting and using language
that is more figurative and conceptual than concrete.”
•“Are we talking about NT or NF....or would SF also be
perceived as intuition when it may come from the F stuff rather than
the N stuff. I think a lot of women's "intuition"
may relate more to Feeling than Intuition. I guess what I mean
is that if women's "intuition" is about an event or just
knowing how much money to spend for a piece of furniture that's
N...If it's about knowing who to sit next to whom at dinner to avoid
a fight...that's F. I intuit that my answer may be confusing
you...that's my N. I also don't want to confuse you...you're a
nice guy...that's my F. Isn't this Fun!”
•“The intuition on the MBTI has one clear definition, the
other does not! The Intuition on the MBTI has two distinct
forms, Ni and Ne. Both describe a specific way of perceiving
information, are a mental process, and are not gender specific.”
•“I have no idea
what the "official" definition of "women's
intuition" is, if I had to guess it would be some sort of
collective wisdom that all women are able to tap into? More of
a feeling than a mental process? A feeling that warns us, that
tells us what to pay attention to that tells us what to trust, etc?I think another difference is that women's intuition is
probably more experience based (own or collective) whereas MBTI
intuition is something you DO. Even little kids display it, as
opposed to the other kind.
according to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition,
is the immediate apprehension of the mind without the intervention
of reasoning. This is quite similar to Jungian intuition and
intuition found on the Myers-Briggs. It has long been assumed that
women come to their decisions without using reasoning and men make
decisions based on reasoning. In other words, women use intuition
more and men use thinking more. Our
American culture tends to identify women’s intuition more with
feeling (F) than with intuition (N) on the MBTI® which is what some
of our respondents have pointed out.There is also the misconception in our society that men
“think” and women “feel.” It is interesting to note that the
latest statistics on the MBTI® show that there is almost an even
split between men and women when it comes to thinking and feeling.
About 51% of men are thinkers and 49% are feelers. Likewise, 51% of
women are feelers and 49% are thinkers. These are much closer splits
than previously thought. A thinking woman may have a difficult time
in our culture because she does not exhibit the nurturing role as
does a feeling man who exhibits a more feminine than a macho role.
intuition may be a construct of our society. Carl Jung expressed
concern that Western culture places such a high premium on the
thinking function and totally devalues the feeling function.
Therefore, men are important because they think and women are not.
The truth is that intuition whether it is a feeling function or an
intuitive function can be accessed by both sexes and all types.
Obviously, some types will have an easier time accessing these
functions than other types, but all of the functions are available
to all of us.
Our chapter is looking for people who are willing
to take pictures at our chapter events (digital required) and to
report on the event for the newsletter.The photographer and reporter do not need to be the same
person and you do not have to do it for each event. If
you are willing to serve in this capacity you will receive 10% off
the cost of the event. Please contact Walter
at if you are interested.
The NC Research Triangle Park Chapter (RTP) of
the Association for Psychological Type (APT) is proud to announce
the launch of a new and exciting program:Credit Card acceptance and eCommerce services for your
business through Practice Pay Solutions.
1997, Practice Pay Solutions (PPS) has worked with thousands of home
based therapist, coaches, and speakers.From the comfort of your home or business, PPS allows you to
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your website 24/7/365!
This fall, APT International moved a lot
closer to RTP, to
.The move of APT’s
home office from
coincided with a general reorganization that included changing the
management as well as making major procedural changes.The new executive director, Stuart Attewell, has a dynamic
new plan for revitalizing APT and better serving members.
This bodes very well for the RTP chapter as
it will enable us to attract trainers more easily and enjoy some
financial savings as well.
The location of the next conference on the east
coast should make it far easier for RTP members to attend — and
to make presentations!Start
thinking now about what kind of session you’d like to present
there.It will build
your career and your reputation immensely. For more information,
contact Carol Shumate
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.
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.
2. He will reply and tell you when we can use the article and when to submit it.
3. 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 us and we will work with you to make the article what you want it to be.