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Thinking Positively About Type Differences: Judging/Perceiving

Thinking Positively About Type Differences: Judging/Perceiving

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIt’s often tempting to see differences as a problem rather than appreciate their value. The important first step in developing understanding and appreciation is to see the positive aspects of all preferences.

Reframing Judging

If you prefer Perceiving, you may find yourself labeling people who prefer Judging as inflexible or resistant to change. Instead, reframe the characteristics of Judging using positive descriptors such as:

• Decisive

• Organized

• Productive

Reframing Perceiving

If you prefer Judging, you may find yourself labeling people who prefer Perceiving as unorganized or indecisive. Instead, reframe the characteristics of Perceiving using positive descriptors such as:

• Flexible

• Adaptable

• Open to new ideas

Replacing negative descriptors with their positive counterparts emphasizes the benefits of having and/or using a preference.

What negative descriptors do you find yourself using for Judging or Perceiving? Can you reframe these more positively?

Information in this post has been modified and excerpted from TLC at Work: Training, Leading, Coaching all Types for Star Performance.

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2 Responses to “Thinking Positively About Type Differences: Judging/Perceiving”

  1. Randy says:

    I have taken myerrs-briggs about 4 times in the last 25 yrs several yrs apart. Im consistenly INTP. I have been doing some reading about that type and it does fit. Therapist had me take Meyers- Briggs last year. ( 4th time).
    I do think some folks look too much into type watching. Everyone is unique.
    It’s good to know my type, but I’m not going to do anymore tests it is what it is.

  2. Donna Dunning says:

    I agree Randy, some people do incorrectly stereotype behavior on the basis of personality type. Good reminder that everyone is unique and that personality type preferences are only one tool to help people understand one aspect (personal preferences) of themselves and others.

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