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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.

October 5, 2019


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, CE’s $10.00

*This Program has been approved by CAPT for 2 CEs; be sure to sign in on the sign-in Roster; you may pick up your Certificate, with the MP number, after the Program.

Individuation – Jung’s “central concept” – What does it mean? What is its significance and relevance to ourselves, to our lives and to the sometimes chaotic and uncertain times in which we live?

Come, explore with us, a place along the path of increasing awareness, of a deeper understanding of these two dynamic systems within us, the psyche and the emotions. We’ll see them more clearly; we’ll see how they interact; we’ll move toward kinder, more effective relationships with ourselves and with others, both personal and professional.

  • Individuation: what it is, what it is not and why it matters. 
  • We’ll consider and discuss particular aspects in two Systems of our whole human selves: the System of the Psyche and the Emotional System and how they interact with each other.
    • In the System of the Psyche, we’ll focus on C. G. Jung’s Rational Functions of Thinking and Feeling – these are innate and hard-wired at birth.
    • In the Emotional System, we’ll focus on the Interpersonal Emotions of Sympathy, Empathy, Caring, Compassion – these are innate, flexible and need social development.
  •  These two systems often get conflated; this minimizes our understanding of each and their expression in ourselves and our lives. Our purpose is to clarify what these particular aspects are, what they are not – and how they interact within us.
  • With C. G. Jung, with the 19th century psychologists who first began researching and articulating these Systems of Psyche and of Emotion, with current psychologists and philosophers who continue researching and writing about them, with the Professor who named the “Platinum Rule,” and with a true life character, sure to inspire, we’ll explore these aspects within our own selves, bring them to consciousness, deepen our understandings to make them more alive, more effective within ourselves and in our relationships.

Presenter: Arlene Richter, M.Ed. and MBTI® Master Practitioner, has served as Workshop Chair and has been on the PAPT Board since 2010.

She has, with a colleague, developed and facilitated 8 Function Study Groups, co-facilitated on-line 8 Function Courses with Bob Mc Alpine; studied the 8-Function Archetypes with Bob Mc Alpine and Adam Fry, developed and presented programs for PAPT on the perceiving functions, the archetype of the Hero, the Jungian Shadow.

Since her graduate studies and internship as a TA at PSU in Intercultural Communications, Arlene has been interested in the many differences among us and about life-long learning. Since her retirement from Secondary Language Arts Teaching, she has delved deeply into Jungian Typology and how the type theories of Jung, and great literature, enrich us all throughout our lives – and, she now adds, these also encourage us along our own, unique paths to Individuation.


June 8, 2019


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

Do you work with a team that is struggling to communicate – or get over their differences?  Or are you on one of those teams?  Pam uses Type with teams all over the U.S. and will present some of what’s working well for her and have us experience some of the exercises.  She will ask that everyone who attends take the Type Verifier ahead of time.  She will provide a complimentary code upon registration.

Pam Rechel is the founder of Brave Heart Consulting and has coached hundreds of managers over 20 years to help them manage employees and make effective changes in their organizations.  Her work includes coaching (including coaching abrasive leaders) and organization consulting with a base of systems thinking and applied behavioral science.  Pam is a Master Practitioner and has facilitated Myers-Briggs team workshops for 15+ years in the U.S. as well as, Singapore, Taiwan, and Ireland. 

April 6, 2019


Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, Webinar 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

“Projects only go as far as the politics” is one of Gary Monti’s mantras. In this webinar presentation he will show how Type affects business planning, execution, and profitability. Using the Majors PT Elements with its ability to show native Type as well as real-time assessment of the 8 Jungian function-attitudes you will see how Type can be used to help make sound decisions both personally and professionally. Specifically where company owners and employees are:

  • Strong both as individuals and team members
  • Challenged because of individual or collective blindness
  • Prone to arguing because of Type conflict

Gary Monti, MS PMP, started Center for Managing Change in 1984 using his unique approach, the Business Triad, to focus in a concerted, coordinated effort on Business Planning and Operations, Project Management, and People and Politics. He focuses on emergent problems that catch organizations off-guard either due to some combination of personality limits being reached or the current business plan no longer working.

In addition to his PMP certification and business education/credentials Gary is the publisher of and certified in administering the Majors PT Elements, the only assessment providing a real-time assessment of the 8 function-attitudes. He also uses the Hogan and is certified in the MBTI.

February 2, 2019

WHERE IS MY COFFEE CUP?: Finding the Right Job

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

Finding the right job can be challenging.  Have you ever applied for a job based on its title and description only to find out once hired that there were many other variables you wish you had considered in your job hunt.  What you needed to look for was a job setting/person match to your type, skills, and job circumstances.  This presentation will help you to define your preferred work setting and understand how that improves your interview skills and job satisfaction.  You will also learn ways you can expand your job satisfaction.  This workshop will be applicable for job seekers, job developers, and career counselors alike. 

About the Facilitator: Monica H. Schneider-Anthony is an ENFJ and has used type in her profession since 1983.  Monica has shared type knowledge as a career counselor, trainer, and educator but most of all in her personal development. Lifelong learning is a passion for Monica, and the PAPT organization is a great opportunity for that! She teaches part time at the Psychology Department at Portland Community College. 

December 1, 2018


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


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.


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


  • 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. 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!


  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