Jungian Mental Mechanisms in the Classroom

Personality Education enables teachers to provide more effective classroom management.

Classroom Management Jungian

A classroom management technique is naturally a reflection of the teacher’s personality. Learning to behave and perform well in a variety of classroom environments is a valuable lesson in adaptation that contributes to a student’s well-being in adulthood. This article will help you to form more realistic expectations of student behavior in the classroom and discover new ways to work with a child’s personality strengths, instead of against them.

Learning to recognize the dynamics of the Jungian Mental Mechanisms at play in the classroom will have a profound impact on your classroom management strategies. It is an honor to present a modern interpretation of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung’s psychological type theory as it applies to personality in the classroom.

Classroom Management

This article reveals insights into the tendencies exhibited by students who favor each mental mechanism and provides tips for honoring each preference

Classroom Management with Jungian Mental Mechanisms

Extraverted Orientation

Students who favor this mental mechanism:

  • May speak before thoughts are completed
  • Use others as a sounding board to help them clarify and make decisions
  • Develop their thoughts by talking them through
  • May find it difficult to wait their turn to speak
  • Gain energy from contributing to, and can easily dominate, a conversation
  • May repeat themselves if not given sufficient indication that they were heard

Things you can do to honor this preference:

  • Practice a response that lets them know what you heard them say
  • Help them learn how to self-regulate and keep thoughts active while listening