Type Contrasts

Extraverts (E) are likely to…

Introverts (I) are likely to…

Gain energy by doing/initiating Gain energy by separating from others
Talk to think Reflect to think
Take less time to process new information Take more time to process new information
Talk when they are upset, angry or embarrassed Not talk when they are upset, angry or embarrassed
Network with many Network with few
Become tired if they have to just sit and think Become tired if they are actively engaged with other people for too long of a time
Remember more if they review supplemental written material after a lesson Remember more if they review supplemental written material before a lesson

People who prefer Sensing (S) are likely to…

People who prefer Intuition (N) are likely to…

Begin with details and move to ideas Begin with ideas and move to details
Focus on the present Focus on the future
Be practical Be innovative
Process information sequentially Process information randomly
Enjoy producing Enjoy designing
Trust experience Trust ideas
Want data, details and examples Summarize
Remember everything in case they might need it Not remember information they think they won’t need

People who prefer Thinking (T) are likely to… 

People who prefer Feeling (F) are likely to…

Use logic to decide Use values to decide
Be driven by a need for competence Be driven by values and connection
Offer critiques as a tool for excellence Offer appreciation as a tool for excellence
Use convincing language to prove their point Use persuasive language to prove their point
Be competency driven Be cooperation driven
Be issue focused Be relationship focused
Have a critical eye Have an affirming eye
Believe that addressing a problem will help people Believe that working with the people will help solve the problem
Love personal challenges Love competition when the winner is a good sport

People who prefer Judging (J) are likely to… 

People who prefer Perceiving (P) are likely to…

Want to come to a decision Be fine with collecting information without necessarily coming to a conclusion
Want closure, feel they need to “do something” Accept things as they are
Prepare ahead of time Wait until the last minute
Control stress through good planning Control stress through flexibility
Be decisive Remain open to possibilities
Look for the joy of closure Look for the joy of exploring options
Consider deadline stress negative Consider deadline stress positive
Work then relax Weave work and playfulness together
Be realistic Be open to all possibilities
Be externally organized Be internally organized
Resist change unless planned Enjoy change

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