Your source for useful personality resources, in honor of Carl Jung.
The writings of the philosopher Avicenna included a concept of the human mind as a mirror which starts out rusty and becomes clearer as learning and inquiry direct it towards the light. Carl Jung’s psychological type theory is a doorway to increased awareness, it is up to you to open the door and walk through it.
A typical classroom includes students who follow instructions well, those who have trouble sitting still in their chairs, some who seem more interested in social interaction than learning, and others who are good problem solvers. Each of these students has their own needs, values, perspectives, motivations, and ways of operating. Understanding the personality style patterns can help you form more realistic expectations of student behavior and strengthen the teacher-student relationship.
Our different needs, values, and ways of operating often create natural barriers to interpersonal communication. We get frustrated when we perceive that our values are not being met. Recognizing and understanding behavior patterns in ourselves and others helps us to: gain respect and compassion for ourselves and others, clear up misconceptions that are at the root of many personality clashes, bridge the gaps in communication by understanding other ways of operating, and find ways to have our needs met without compromising the values of others.
You were born with an internal compass which directs you through life – producing a strong urge or drive that pulls you in the direction of your core values. You may feel “lost” when not following your true nature. Our personality influences the way we see the world and how we interact with others. When you can identify personality patterns you can better understand yourself and others. Tap into inborn strengths to lead you in the direction to feel the most alive, on path, and motivated throughout life.