As a psychiatrist and FJ in the Myers-Briggs personality type system, the concept of ‘social distancing’ goes against everything my professional training and personal values dictate… under normal circumstances, that is. But we are entering a time of rapid change of what is ‘normal’ in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. As we adapt to this… Continue reading Six Tips for Social Un-Distancing and the role of Extraverted Feeling Amidst a Pandemic
Category: Cognitive Functions
Why Extraverted Feeling Needed Sleep but Didn’t Want it When I Was in Residency
No one likes sleep deprivation, right? And as much as residency (and aspects of practice for a lot of specialties and services where physicians take call etc.) demand this, I realized in residency I was depriving myself of sleep when it wasn't really called for by my duties. I later came to understand I was… Continue reading Why Extraverted Feeling Needed Sleep but Didn’t Want it When I Was in Residency
Cognitive functions Part 2: Perceiving Functions
People who book consultations with me are usually complex, fascinating people who are very self-aware and curious at so many levels - it is hard not to run with these experiences and share what I discover about Types through these interactions! This is one reason I’ve been doing a lot of articles based on the… Continue reading Cognitive functions Part 2: Perceiving Functions
Can Your Personality Change?
Can your Personality change? Moment to moment, mood to mood, or throughout life? Of course! And no. It depends on how you define and look at what we mean by “Personality”. When discussing the Jungian/Briggs-Myers model of personality typology, Personality is defined as: - The type of information you inherently pay attention to (conceptual or… Continue reading Can Your Personality Change?
Cognitive Functions Part 1: Judging Functions
Thank you to Christy Williams for contributing a question to kick off my inaugural content post! Christy writes: “I would love to hear more about the connection between personality type & the ways information is processed (i.e. internally or externally). I use the term "information" because I don't know if this is only applicable to emotion versus… Continue reading Cognitive Functions Part 1: Judging Functions