Just My Type
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.
- 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
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.