At the end of a terrible day, you need a quiet evening with a book to shake it off, but your spouse needs an evening out with friends to unwind from a bad day. You need a check list to get things done, but your teenager needs the TV and the iPod going to get their homework finished. These simple differences can create havoc in the home if you don't understand them. The MBTI is a great tool for gaining insight into your spouse or... children to improve communication and understanding while reducing conflict.
2 million people a year take the MBTI, usually through their employer, to help them make constructive use of their differences and promote understanding and effective cooperation. Those same basic MBTI principles applied to couples and families can improve communication and interpersonal relationships, promoting positive attitudes towards different styles, and facilitate understanding, appreciation and respect between husband and wife and parents and children.
I have been working with the MBTI for years as a business and coaching tool, but in the summer of 2010, I was privileged to have the opportunity to bring the MBTI concept together with personal-life applications in a marriage and parenting workshop at Fair Oaks Church (see dails here).
It was a great joy to be able to share the tool with other married couples and parents and have already seen fruits of success from the MBTI seeds planted during that workshop!
This relationships workshop is being offered again at Fair Oaks Church on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 8:00am to 12:15pm - free of charge, child care included! If you think you may be interested, you can sign up at LoudOnPurpose.com or click here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/loudonpurpose.com/viewform?hl=en&ndplr=1&formkey=dG5WYy11QlBGOUlyNzhtZGlIV0YtWmc6MQ#gid=0.
To participate in the workshop, you will need to complete the MBTI questionnaire in advance. Stop by the Chapel on February 27th before, between or after services - it will only take you 15 to 20 minutes. If you are unable to take the questionnaire on the 27th, please contact me to see if we can arrange another time.
If you are going to need child care, please make sure you register here so we can plan for enough child care providers.
For more information on the MBTI, visit the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Resource Central.