Solving My People Puzzle: Part 2 Instructions
This learning activity (i.e., Parts 1 and 2) will provide resources for describing, developing, and managing your personality (i.e., relational style: thinking; doing, feeling; and relating to others) against the backdrop of various people puzzles (e.g., extrovert/introvert; project/people oriented; thinking/feeling/doing, etc.). Interestingly, our interpersonal arena could be described as a bumper-human world as various behavioral pressures continually bless, bother, and bruise us. Understanding that “personality pressure” is a felt experience that often reveals what makes us tick and get ticked off with different people empowers us to become personality-, emotionally-, and relationally-wise. It comes as no surprise to realize that how we think, feel, and relate differently will influence our relationships, even the people-helping relationship. Keep in mind that it really does not matter what your personality is. What matters most is that you learn to control it through appropriate resources and best fit strategies rather than allowing your personality to be in control.
Overview of Part 2:
(Solving My People Puzzle: Part 2 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.)
The following outline identifies essential components of the SMPP Part 2: Developing and Managing My Relational Style Report.
Template Components of Part 2: Developing and Managing My Relational Style Report
SMPP Part 2 Instructions:
In Part 2 of Solving My People Puzzle, the student will describe best fit strategies for the development and management of relational styles. Directions are provided below.
A short, free M-BTI assessment (Jung Personality Test) may be taken through the following link: http://similarminds.com/jung.html
Ignore initial prompt for age description; only give attention to questions under this heading:
INTJ type description by D.Keirsey
INTJ Career Choices by Jung Career Indicator™
INTJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
After the “HumanMetrics” is completed, compare your DISC profile with the MBTI through the following web site: http://www.internalchange.com/PPSMBO-231.pdf
Concisely answer the following questions in your Part 2 template. Support (i.e., cite) your answers by remaining closely connected to the readings and assessment information according to APA Guidelines (e.g., in-text citations and References).
SMPP Part 2 Questions:
Your answer will inform the process of “Becoming the Me I Want to Be” in various relational contexts.
TIP: Before responding to question 1, use the following links to increase your ability to respond rather than react to the 4 styles; cite accordingly:
Your answer will inform the process of relational alignment in this course’s counseling scenario.
Your answer will inform an initial mentorship as well as positively influence future mentor/mentee relationships.
SMPP Part 1 Instructions
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SMPP Part One Questions
Before attempting to answer this question, take a few moments and view the following links to gain an overall understanding of the DISC:
To learn more about how your behavioral pressure is influenced by priorities, reflect on How My Graph Became a Dot: http://www.inscapepublishing.com/downloads/HowMyGraphBecameaDot_AT.pdf
Concisely describe the “Me I See” in DISC Graph 2 (i.e., This is Me). This description should identify your primary DISC style and delineate a basic overview. Use Carbonell’s (2008) How to Solve the People Puzzle to include insights about strengths (evidence of maturation) and shortcomings (evidence of lacking maturation). Examine all chapters related to your primary DISC index, especially the Case Studies.
Further insight may be gained by entering your High Factor dot plots in the following DISC profile interpretation link and click Interpret: http://www.axiomsoftware.com/disc/interpretations/interactive-guide-to-disc-profile-interpretation.php
Finally, your description of the Me I See must integrate insights about your interpersonal patterns (i.e., helpful and harmful) from the 360s and Petersen’s (2007) Why Don’t We Listen Better? (e.g., flat-brain tango tendencies; communication insights, traps, techniques, etc). Make sure the description of the Me I See is a description without judgment or critique. Simply seek to understand rather than fix.
**HMP Tip: How to Construct your Hallmark Purpose
A hallmark purpose is a governing influence that helps people on the other side of “Me,” see and remember Jesus in “Me.” It is a distinguishing mark that gives a life its stamp of authenticity. For example, “This believer is committed to being an imitator of Christ (i.e., imitate God as Christ did; Eph. 5: 1,2) and through a lifestyle of imitation, aspires to influence others toward Christ and subsequent imitation (i.e., illustrate Christ; 1 Cor. 11:1).”
Our Lord’s hallmark purpose in life was to be the ultimate glorifier of His Father by seeking, serving, and saving the lost (e.g., Inspiration Considerations: Mark 10:45; Lk. 19:10; Jn. 17:4). His discussion of doing in Scripture often moved from “being-ness” to “doing-ness” (e.g., …whoever wants to be (i.e., do great)…must be (i.e., a servant)…” Mark 10:35–45).
Against the backdrop of the example above (see “e.g.,”), a former PACOneer stated: “The governing influence of this writer’s hallmark purpose helped to check his high CS behavioral pressure (Carbonell, 2008, p. 303). In reality, his ‘DSc’ wife has proven many times over that she can do a project correctly; yet, like a malfunctioning automaton, this husband has a tendency to ask if she did this or did that. This lover of her soul does not mean to be insulting or intimate that he does not trust her to do a job well, but she perceives it that way. Bottom line, the wife views this behavior as being inconsiderate.”
Thankfully, the student’s hallmark purpose became a mid-wife to a micro-purpose and set the stage for him to become a considerate husband. Under the influence of this purpose, the Spirit used Inspiration (i.e., noticeable sweet reasonableness; Phil. 4: 5) to remind the husband that God intends for him to relax, flex, and allow a completed project to be enjoyed rather than inspected. The pursuit of the imitation of Christ, developed a picture that was in sharp contrast to his former thera-noxious (Petersen, 2007, p. 212) CS pattern.