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The Portland Chapter of the Association of Psychological Type is for anyone interested in learning more about personality type for professional or personal applications. Together we learn about the patterns of human behavior so we can understand ourselves and others better. We are a community of welcoming folks. It doesn’t matter how little or how much you know about type, come to a meeting and learn something new.

New Release! Click here to see upcoming events for the 2018-2019 program.

 

December 1, 2018

IT’S ABOUT TIME: HOW DIFFERENT TYPES INTERACT WITH TIME Register Here

Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, Program is 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Ample Free Parking on 54th St.)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free

We all talk about the past and future, but people often start at distinct places in the timeline and attach unique significance to the past, present, and future. Whether you are a member of a professional team, group of friends or family there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstanding when referencing time-related information.  

In this lively and interactive workshop, we will explore how and why different personality types experience type and use it in their business and personal lives.   We will experience why some people seem to only talk about how “we did it in the past” and others want to “create a compelling vision for the future” before taking action; and why natural “brainstormers” often frustrate those who “jump into action.”  

By identifying the type development patterns in how various types orient to time and understanding the roles and environments where each style is most effective, we can demystify the triumphs and trials of professional development and access new ways to support individuals in identifying positions within groups and organizations where they can truly be Heroic.  When we take ownership of how we orient to time, we are more effective in groups.

About the Facilitator: Markey Read, Professional/Leadership Development Coach and Author, will explore how and why different personality types experience type and use time. By understanding the roles and environments where each time style is most effective, we can find ways to be our most effective selves in our work and personal lives.

October 6, 2018

INSIGHTS FROM THE APTi XXII BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, Program is 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Ample Free Parking on 54th St.)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free

Hundreds of MBTI practitioners and enthusiasts converged on the Salt Lake Downtown Marriott last year to participate in three stimulating days of key note speakers and presentations from highly respected members of the type community.

Today’s facilitator will take us on a journey through a variety of topics and insights coming out of the conference. BONUS: Three conference presenters from last year’s fantastic lineup will join the program via live web conferencing to directly share their insights with the Portland chapter.

Topics include:
• Getting to the Core of Type using Image Metaphors
• The Tyranny of Extraversion for Extraverts!
• Saving Lives with Temperament and Risk Types
• Ch-ch-ch Changes – David Bowie’s life and work through the Lens of Type
• Start with Empathy
• Trust but Verify the MBTI Framework
• It’s about Time: Perceiving Functions & Relationship to Time
• Exploring Whole Type Patterns

About the Facilitator: Pamela Moore (INTP) is a certified MBTi® Practitioner and PAPT board member. She is a Global Operations Manager at Nike’s World Headquarters, where she uses the MBTi® regularly to support personal and organizational development.

Contact: pmoor1@gmail.com

June 9, 2018

A Visual Approach to Understanding Psychological Type

Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, Program is 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Ample Free Parking on 54th St.)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free

It is said that up to 30% of the human brain is dedicated to processing visual information. In this presentation, we will look at ways to engage the “visual pattern recognition” parts of our brains to help us understand psychological type and to see connections between ourselves and others.

In this presentation, David Poole will lead us through an exploration of the basics of the type table, then we will go on to visually explore the patterns of type in relation to: Jungian cognitive functions, the 5-Factor Model, and the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Model

Objectives

  • Concepts: To engage in a survey of personality type concepts by using visual aids to deepen understanding and improve retention.
  • Tools and Models: To help bridge the gap in understanding how the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) relates to similar tools scales based on empirical studies.
  • Data: To explore real world data relating the MBTI to prevalence in fields such as psychiatry, fine arts, corrections, school bus drivers and many others.

 David Poole is an MBTI certified consultant who works with small business owners to understand and improve their businesses. David holds a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in business administration. He has a passion for learning and integrating disparate fields. Visual thinking and personality type are among the areas he is most fascinated with currently. He is also an avid white water kayaker.

April 7, 2018

An Introduction to the Enneagram: Understanding 9 Points of View 

Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, Program is 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Ample Free Parking on 54th St.)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free

A sophisticated and powerful system for self-understanding and personal development, the Enneagram is used worldwide as an effective tool in spirituality, psychology, and business.

This experiential workshop will introduce participants to basic teachings from the Enneagram field; including three primary instinctual drives, three centers of intuition/energy and the nine core motivations.

Participants will gain a general understanding of how employing the Enneagram can:

  • deepen self awareness,
  • enhance understanding in relationships,
  • teach practical communication skills that ease conflicts.

Resources for further education will also be explored.

Presenter, Dale Rhodes, is a professional mentor and guide with a private practice in Portland since 1998. Along with two Master’s Degrees (Nonprofit Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies/Spiritual Traditions & Ethics), he has earned three professional certificates in the Enneagram and is certified in the MBTI® and the Art of Spiritual Direction. Dale created Enneagram Portland in 2002 as the city’s primary resource for individual explorations, local community education and interdisciplinary experiences with the 9 Points of View.

EnneagramPortland.com has educational information, and helpful video materials.

 

February 3, 2018

Relationships: What’s Type Got To Do With It?

Doors open at 9:30 am with registration & coffee; Event is from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Free Parking)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were an easy to use formula to tell us who our perfect partner would be? If only we could bypass the trial-and-error and go straight to our soul mate. It can be tempting to turn to psychological type for a predictive tool and there are romantic type matching theories created by type fans that attempt to do just that. However, the original type theorists and researchers in the field of psychology have a different perspective on how type can and cannot be used in relationships. In this program we will address how type can influence key relationship factors such as communication and connection, and how we can use that to improve our relationships.

By the end of the program, participants will learn to:

  • Appreciate the joys of both similarity and complementarity of type in relationships.
  • Notice when type difference may be causing miscommunication and conflict.
  • Practice skills at communicating across type.

Erin Currie is a geek for all things psychology. As a licensed psychologist who has worked as a therapist, consultant, professor and author, her unifying mission has been to make psychology accessible and useful to all people. She is currently teaching at Portland State University and Portland Community College. She is a member of the Psych Geeks writing group: psychology and popular culture professionals who write essays that use psychology to take our understanding of our favorite characters and stories to new depths. Her most recent contributions was to the book Wonder Woman Psychology. As the programming chair of the Portland Association for Psychological Type she works to find presentations on Jungian Typology that help type fans and professionals find find new ways to use type in their daily lives.

Past Events

December 2, 2017 – New Location and New Time

Creativity for Every Type: Sensing & Intuition

Doors open at 9:30 am with registration & coffee; Event is from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 (Free Parking)

Non-Members $20.00, Students $5.00, Members Free; OPTIONAL FEE – $8.00 for the KAI Assessment, payable to Louise Neilson by check or cash

Everyone is Creative!

In this highly interactive workshop you will determine your own creative style using the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI), an individual self- assessment tool. The KAI measures your preferred style, not level or capacity of creativity. This cognitive/creative style inventory indicates how you prefer to approach and solve problems. Your responses indicate whether you are creative in a productive way…productive in a creative way…or a combination of both.

KAI scores have strong correlations to the S-N scale of the MBTI, and some correlations to the E-I scale. Adaptors and Innovators are both capable of generating original, creative solutions, but usually do so in characteristic ways. While some prefer and excel at the idea-generation part of creativity, others excel at the less acknowledged aspect of creativity, decision-making.

Knowing your cognitive/creative style will help you understand…

·  how your style preferences are evident in likely behavior patterns.

·  your preference for either a more adaptive or a more innovativeapproach to life, work and change.

·  correlations between your style and your type.

Bio – Louise Neilson is a practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI), which measures styles of creativity.

During her checkered past, Louise has taught gifted inner-city middle-schoolers, owned a specialty ceramic tile wholesale production company, and organized dress-up nights and ping pong tournaments at an annual residential art camp.

Louise Neilson has a master’s degree in creativity. She has taught at Marylhurst and PSU, including Conflict and Creativity Seminar. 

She is author of Mediating with Picasso: Relying on Your Inherent Creativity When You Need It Most, and an accompanyingWorkbook. 

October 7, 2017

 An MBTI Murder Mystery + Pumpkin Soup and Poetry 

Doors open at 9:30 am with registration & coffee; Event is from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215

Free Parking

Come join us for some Autumn fun! Together in small groups, we’ll solve a Murder Mystery; we’ll taste some Pumpkin Soup cooked specifically to your MBTI Type. We’ll awaken our senses with a bit of Poetry!

Objectives:

  1. Working together in our Detective groups, we naturally use – and today we’ll further develop and experience our problem-solving skills as we collaborate to solve the mystery. Will your understanding of Type functions help you and your team to detect the culprit? (Knowledge of Type is not essential for the exercise, please come if you only want to discover what Type is about.)
  2. Clarify your understanding of Type differences and the attitudes, extraversion and introversion, of the four functions of Type — with Pumpkin Soup! We’ll discover how different MBTI Types make Pumpkin Soup – differently.  Bonus – we’ll have a taste of the Soup! And, you get to take home your Type Recipe.
  3. Do we undervalue the Sensing Function; are we truly aware of and do we grasp the depth of the value of the concreteness of things and of living in the moment? Let us experience this beautiful, sometimes lost to us in the hurry of today’s world, Sensing Function with its potential for bringing a sense of calm and equanimity – – – with a bit of poetry.

Cost: PAPT Members $0, Non-Members $20, Students $5 (payable at the door)

Educational Credits Available: Two CEs for Master Practitioner

August 27, 2017

PAPT Goes To The Movies & Potluck   

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Oswego Pointe Apartments – Theater Room, 5033 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego

Join us for a fun and casual summer event. We will discuss and debate the 8 cognitive functions as expressed by five characters in the Dead Poets Society. Please join us if you’re curious! You do not need to be versed on or familiar with the 8 functions to participate.

Afterward we will enjoy a potluck lunch and continue the conversation. Please add a comment to the Meetup event telling the group what dish you will be bringing.

While we cannot determine with certainty the personality types of these characters, we will have an interesting and lively debate. At the end of our discussion, we will write down our best guess for each character’s 4 letter type and one lucky person will win a prize! Again, please note that only an individual can determine their own type and our discussions are intended only to educate ourselves further on the functions.

We suggest that you watch the movie beforehand. Most likely the movie will be at your local library or you can find it here online: Dead Poets Society.  Visit PAPT’s Meetup page for additional video clips from the movie that will be discussed.

Cost: PAPT Members $0, Non-Members $5 payable at the door