How A Broken iPhone Illustrated Differences Between Judging & Perceiving

How A Broken iPhone Illustrated Differences Between Judging & Perceiving

Today’s post is about a broken iPhone, and a tale of two owners.   One owner is my girlfriend who has a judging preference (ISTJ), and myself (ENFP, Perceiving preference).  I know that those of you who are familiar with personality type are wondering how we make this combination work, here’s our secret sauce. While what I’m about to share is not indicative of all individuals with Judging and Perceiving preferences, I feel that our different approaches to getting our iPhones repaired are a cool illustration of the difference between a person who prefers judging vs. perceiving.

#Q&AwithJay: How to Get Along with My ENTJ Boss?

#Q&AwithJay: How to Get Along with My ENTJ Boss?

Hello all.  I received an email from Joseph T. of New York, asking about how to get along with his ENTJ boss.  Here’s his email:

"Hi Jason.  I’m reaching out because I just started a new job, and want to know how to get along with my boss.  I was told by a co-worker that he’s ENTJ , and that he’s an absolute drill sergeant.   All my co-workers are afraid of  him, and I’ve heard all type of horror stories about how he’s degraded people and their work.   However, there’s one person in the department who he always speaks highly of and whom he respects, and I want to be the second. How do I get on the good side of an ENTJ?

 

4 Tips For People with a Feeling Preference For Overcoming Failure & Rejection

4 Tips For People with a Feeling Preference For Overcoming Failure & Rejection

Everyone hates failure and rejection, but these situations can be especially challenging for people with a Feeling preference.  People with a Feeling preference, more so than those with a Thinking preference, take failure and criticism personally. This can be damaging to their motivation and self-confidence.  Failure and rejection are inevitable parts of life, and learning to deal with them constructively are necessary for personal happiness. 

#FamousFriday: Putting the SP in Sport Infographic

#FamousFriday: Putting the SP in Sport Infographic

Hello all!  Welcome to this week's edition of #FamousFriday.  Today, I wanted to take a look at athletes with the Explorer Personality Style (personalities with a preference for Sensing & Perceiving), and look at how these preferences aids them in competition. 

Which Components of Human Personality Have the Most Income Potential?

Which Components of Human Personality Have the Most Income Potential?

I’m sure many of you in the Myers-Briggs/ Jungian community have seen the infographic that highlights income based on personality type.  If not, check it out below.  According to the infographic, ENTJ makes the most money, followed by ESTJ.   But what do these two types have in common?  They both share the same dominant cognitive function.

Four Things that Happen To Our Personalities as We Age

Four Things that Happen To Our Personalities as We Age

Today is my birthday, and during this day I usually reflect on how much I’ve grown and how much more growing I have to do.   As I contemplate my own development, I can’t help but to look at how our personality affects our maturation. So today, in the spirit of self-reflection, I’d like to look at four things that happen to our personality as we age. 

Four Tips To Help Perceivers Survive a Judging World

Four Tips To Help Perceivers Survive a Judging World

People with a Perceiving preference live in a world dominated by Judging.   Meetings, calendar invites, and project schedules are a Judger’s play land, but are draining for those who prefer Perceiving.

#Q&AwithJay: Which Personality Types Are Most Likely to Cheat?

#Q&AwithJay: Which Personality Types Are Most Likely to Cheat?

Today, I’m introducing a #Q&AwithJay segment in response to an email I received from a reader.  She gave me permission to reply to her email via a post.   Gwynn R. from Montreal, Quebec wrote:

#FamousFriday: Kanye West's Personality Type

#FamousFriday: Kanye West's Personality Type

In this edition of #FamousFriday, we’ll take a look at Kanye West.  On last week’s #FamousFriday post, I shared a celebrity personality type infographic that listed Kanye West as ISFJ.   However, I said that I thought that Kanye was ENFJ, and I’ll explain my rationale.

5 Challenges of Being a Female with a Thinking Preference

5 Challenges of Being a Female with a Thinking Preference

Yesterday, we looked at five challenges that men with a Feeling preference typically experience.   Today we will examine women with a preference for Thinking.  As stated yesterday, Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) is the dichotomy that rules how we make decisions and is the dimension most divided along gender lines.  People who have a Thinking preference make decisions based on what they perceive to be a set of logical rules and principles.  When making decisions, they do not consider their own feelings or the feelings of others as much as they do facts and objectivity. 

5 Five Challenges of Being a Male with a Feeling Preference

5 Five Challenges of Being a Male with a Feeling Preference

Out of all the different parts of personality, Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) is the dimension most divided along gender lines.  For those of you not familiar with Myers-Briggs, Thinking vs. Feeling is the dichotomy that rules how we make decisions.  People who have a Thinking preference make decisions based on what they perceive to be a set of logical rules and principles.  When making decisions, they do not consider their own feelings or the feelings of others as much as they do facts and objectivity.  People who prefer Feeling make decisions based on harmony and their own personal values.

3 Common Miscommunications That Judgers and Perceivers Experience Everyday

3 Common Miscommunications That Judgers and Perceivers Experience Everyday

Welcome back to the latest installment of our 3 Common Miscommunications series.   In previous weeks we’ve covered miscommunications among Extroverts and Introverts, Sensors and Intuitives, and Thinkers and Feelers.  Today we continue by examining Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P).

3 Ways to Determine the Type of Business You Should Start

3 Ways to Determine the Type of Business You Should Start

Many people dream of starting their own business, and for good reason.  There are several advantages to being an entrepreneur. A few perks include freedom to determine your own schedule, unlimited income potential, and being your own boss.  However, many people have a difficult time deciding what type of business they’d like to start

#FamousFriday: Infographic Share

#FamousFriday: Infographic Share

For this week’s edition of #FamousFriday, I thought I’d share a cool infographic of celebrity types that I found on www.infographicbox.com.    This infographic is pretty detailed, and shows 5 celebrities for each type.   I agree with most of the author’s type selections including Barack Obama as an ENTP, and Jay-Z and Mark Zuckerberg as INTJs.

Make Everyday Thanksgiving With These 3 Tips for Cultivating Gratitude

Make Everyday Thanksgiving With These 3 Tips for Cultivating Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. We often use this day to spend time with those we love, and to show appreciation for what we have.    However, after all the turkey is eaten and we return to our normal lives, many of us revisit feelings of dissatisfaction with our careers, relationships, and life circumstances.   These negative feelings can steal our motivation, make us feel constrained, and limit our ability to make positive change in our lives.

3 Tips for Turning Failure to Success

3 Tips for Turning Failure to Success


I recently re-watched The Social Network, the highly touted movie about the origins of Facebook.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, the movie starts out with Mark Zuckerberg having a drink with his girlfriend.   After a heated exchange (which in my opinion was Mark’s fault) his girlfriend Erica broke up with him.   Heartbroken and angry, he ran to his room and created www.facemash.com, the predecessor of Facebook. Later in the movie after Facebook had early success, Mark runs into Erica again, and again she spurns him. 

3 Common Miscommunications that Thinkers and Feeler Experience Everyday

3 Common Miscommunications that Thinkers and Feeler Experience Everyday

Welcome back to our 3 Common Miscommunications series.  Last week we discussed communication issues between Sensors and Intuitives and discussed Introverts and Extroverts the week prior.  Today we will look at frequent communication issues between people with a Thinking (T) preference and those with a Feeling preference (F).  

Does Your Personality Affect Your Religious Preference?

Does Your Personality Affect Your Religious Preference?

Mankind has relied on religion since the beginning of civilization to answer questions about our origins and about what happens to us when we die.  In the past, your religion was usually dictated by the part of the world you lived in and the cultural group you were part of. However, today these influences aren’t as strong in the western world as we have unprecedented access to information. Nowadays, religious preference depends more on your own personal ideas and philosophy. 

#FamousFriday: Breaking Down the Griffin Family

#FamousFriday: Breaking Down the Griffin Family

This edition of #FamousFriday goes fictional as we profile one of America’s favorite families, the Griffins.  Family Guy is the creation of Seth McFarland, and chronicles the life of Peter Griffin and his family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island.   The Griffins are actually an interesting bunch, and I believe the combination of their personalities is what partly leads to their interesting adventures.  

Looking for Motivation? Look to Your Personality…

Looking for Motivation?  Look to Your Personality…

Staying motivated is challenging, especially if you are doing a task that you hate. However, I’ll share a way you can stay motivated in any task. Simply use your personality style's core motivator.