Papillon Psychotherapy Services

  Cindy Elkerton, Registered Psychotherapist



Posted on 9 December, 2018 at 13:50

Every person carries out two kinds of mental processes:

  • How we take in information
  • How we make decisions about the information

Everyone has preferred ways of using these mental processes.

It has been observed that we all live in two worlds:

  • The outer world of things, people, and events and
  • The inner world of our own thoughts, feelings, and reflections

Each person has a preference for either the outer world or the inner world.

The preferences are innate—“inborn predispositions” and they are shaped by environmental influences, such as family, culture, and education.

People who prefer Extraversion:

  • Direct their energy and attention outward
  • Focus on the outer world of people and activity

People who prefer Introversion:

  • Direct their energy and attention inward
  • Focus on their inner world of ideas and experiences

We all use both preferences, usually not with equal comfort.

People who prefer Sensing:

  • Focus on present realities, verifiable facts, and experience

People who prefer Intuition:

  • Focus on future possibilities, the big picture, and insights

We all use both ways of perceiving, typically we prefer and trust one more.

People who prefer Thinking:

  • Make their decisions based on impersonal, objective logic

People who prefer Feeling:

  • Make their decisions based on personal priorities and relationships

Both processes are rational, we use both, usually not with equal ease.

People who prefer Judging:

  • Want the external world to be organized and orderly
  • Look at the world and see decisions that need to be made

People who prefer Perceiving:

  • Seek to experience the world, not organize it
  • Look at the world and see options that need to be explored

We all use both attitudes, usually not with equal comfort.

To find out your personalized personality assessment, book an appointment today.  This will help you better understand your relationships and your motivations. CE

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