Just My Type

$599.00
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Add an exhilarating and meaningful exercise to any training session. Just My Type is a fun, revealing card game based on Jung’s theory of personality types.

By trading and discussing cards and fashioning a hand that best captures their personality style, players learn about four personality dimensions: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving. The game gives participants an opportunity to discuss how behavior preferences impact their relationships with others and how they can work together more effectively and productively.

How It Works

Cards are divided into four "suits," representing the four personality dimensions. Each card contains an adjective relevant to a particular personality style. For example, a "thinking card" might contain the word "logical." Players are randomly dealt several cards from each suit. Some of the cards may describe them, but many won't. To fashion a hand that best captures their personality style, players trade and discuss cards. After the game, participant workbooks provide an overview of personality types, short activities, and instructions for generating and discussing an optional team profile.

Just My Type makes a perfect introduction to any communication, diversity, leadership, or personality-style workshop. The game is also effective as a stand-alone learning event. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover one's personal style
  • Understand differences in behavior preferences
  • Identify behavior strengths and blind spots
  • Build acceptance and understanding of those with different behavior preferences

Theory

This dynamic card game is based upon concepts developed by Carl Jung. His theory suggests that there are eight personality preferences that we all use at different times. These eight preferences are organized into four pairs of contrasting dimensions. Each dimension represents a particular way we respond to the world around us. For example, where we focus our attention or how we make decisions is determined by our preferences. Our preferences in each of the four pairs combine into what is called a personality type.

 

Product Type
Game

Time Required
1.5 hours

 

What to Order

Each complete game trains up to 16 participants. All materials except for the participant workbooks are reusable. For larger groups, order one game pack for each additional eight players.

 

John Taylor is the managing director for OCTAVE Consulting Ltd. He is a fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, and a member of the Institute of Directors.