An Application of MBTI® TypeRoger Pearman
Whether in the office or at home, recognizing and appreciating others for their contributions is important, and when done effectively, can greatly enhance relationships and performance. However, different people tend to want to be appreciated in different ways so it’s important to choose the form of appreciation that others will best understand and value.
This activity is great for managers and team members who are looking for strategies to build camaraderie and strengthen rapports among group members. Participants will engage in 10 minutes of individual work and will then share their thoughts in type-alike groups of STs, SFs, NFs, and NTs. Each group will then report out for a large group discussion around the various forms of appreciation that different types seem to prefer as well as ways to flex and stretch their own style to ensure that they express appreciation in a manner that will be well-received by the recipient.
Objective: To learn how type affects an individual's emotional experience of being appreciated and to learn how to avoid misunderstandings when expressing appreciation to others.
Time Frame: 45 minutes
Materials Included: Activity Instructions, Handout
Additional Materials Required: Flipchart, markers, and masking tape
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