NATURAL PERSONALITY

 

Human beings have a core nature, or personality, that is present at birth, identifiable at an early age that does not change much across time.

 

This nature is determined by the degree to which an individual is, naturally and normally;

  1. More extraverted or introverted as their primary source of life energy
  2. More literal or possibilities-oriented when processing information
  3. More thinking or feeling response oriented when making decisions and/or experiencing emotions.
  4. More structured or open-ended when dealing with life events.

An individual’s natural and normal degree of response orientation on these four measures determines;

  • The temperament driven set of core values and meanings within their natural personality
  • The manner in which they express those values and meanings in action.

This automatically triggered perceptual frame of reference for processing and responding may be similar to, or quite different from;

  • A parent or sibling
  • A spouse or child
  • A friend, teacher, coach, employer or counselor.

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To identify your natural and normal core personality;

  • Click here  to download and fill in the Natural Personality Questionnaire (NPQ®), a personality classification measure based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). When finished you will have a four-letter personality type code.
  • Click here for information on characteristics and traits known to be common for individuals with your four-letter type code. *
  • Within your four-letter personality type code is a two-letter code that identifies your core temperament, the key to understanding the driving force of your personality response orientation. The two-letter codes for the four temperaments possible are NF, NT, SJ and SP.

Click here for information on the four temperaments and the procedure to follow for temperament identification.

Please note:

  • All degrees of response orientation are natural and normal
  • Most people find that some characteristics and traits associated with their profile do not fit for them.
  • The information provided addresses general characteristics and traits known to be common for each of the type profiles. It is intended to help individuals better understand, in general terms, their self as well as those that naturally differ from them. The specifics of each individuals self separate from others is far too complex to be captured within a measure of general norms in behavioral response orientations.

*Although type profiles are usually accurate, some are not. Errors in scoring choices may come from a lack of self-awareness, or from associating a meaning to the terms used that differs from that which the test designer intended. Consequently, no guarantee can be given regarding the accuracy of an individual’s scoring profile.

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Contact Mike Jackson, MFT, for additional information on counseling services or for workshops and training for professionals wishing to use a natural differences model in their practice. 626-585-9146 or mljacksonmft@gmail.com