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    How personality type impacts dermatology practice



    Psychologist Carl Jung identified eight mental processes that people use to acquire and evaluate information.

    Robert W. McAlpineWhat’s interesting is that each of us is more likely to use the processes that come naturally to us and that we prefer. We use the processes that don’t come as naturally less consciously and often with less control and skill; yet, to be most effective, we need to be able to use all the processes effectively, calling on the one that’s most needed in a particular situation, according to Robert W. McAlpine, president of Type Resources, a company that provides clients with the knowledge they need to use personality type theory successfully with individuals and teams.

    Understand your preferences

    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a tool that indicates which mental processes an individual is likely to prefer. Finding those preferences is the first step in using personality types to one’s advantage.

    “By understanding our ‘default’ processes, we can begin to identify blind-spots in our ways of interacting with others,” McAlpine says.

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...

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