rivercrow on June 13th, 2008

I attended an e-workshop presented by the eChapter of APTI. The workshop was lead by Lynda Trommelen, who spoke about how Type affects response to change/loss and how to use the insights of Type to assist folks adjusting to change/loss.

One of the charts that Lynda presented originated with Recovery from Loss: A Personalized Guide to the Grieving Process, by Tagliaferre and Harbaugh, who suggested that the function order affects how we work through change. After redrawing the chart, I realized I was fixated on the attitudes of the functions, not on the functions themselves. Once I cleared this hurdle, it all made much more sense. Upon reflection, I realized that I did step through change in the suggested order, as did those family members whose Types had been verified.

As for me, I also admit I will get hung up during the process and need a kick in a direction — it would be nice to know which way I need to boot myself along. This chart suggests a path for getting unstuck. 😉

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Type, Function Order, and Response to Change

rivercrow on January 13th, 2008

Not mine … just watch it ….

rivercrow on November 5th, 2007

I bought myself a sculpture this weekend.

This is “Wise Messenger” by Valerie Bunnell. It’s stoneware and very solid. Right now, he’s standing next to my Thoth sculpture. The picture is from Valerie’s website.

Wise Messenger

rivercrow on November 4th, 2007

I have a job starting in a few weeks. The position seems challenging and I feel comfortable about the work culture. The more I learn, the more I realize how important a good cultural fit is. A misfit is just too costly a mistake — expensive for both me and the company, tho I admit I care more for my own comfort than for the financial goals of any company I work with. There’s only one of me.

I’m also finalizing plans to attend a three-day workshop on organizational development and am making arrangements to pursue the MBTI Step-II next year. I would have liked to attend the coaching workshops later this month, but just couldn’t see how I could arrange time to do that and take the negotiation class. No matter; there will be other chances.

I realized last year that taking classes is a valuable investment, both in myself and in my future. On of my commitments to myself is to continue to respect my own needs for meaningful intellectual and spiritual stimulation. I’ve found a number of ways to get those needs met and to connect with other like-minded folks.

I did finally join APT International, which I’d been wanting to do for some time. Motivators included getting the job offer and another synchronous encounter at Borders. I happened to overhear a gal announcing that she wanted to take the MBTI; I introduced myself and gave her my contact information.

rivercrow on November 2nd, 2007

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Chekhov