Have you ever found yourself doing the same thing? errors when it comes to making decisions? Week after week, month after month, year after year… This is probably not surprising. Maybe you have a hard time deciding what is “right” or even making a decision. This can be difficult!
We all have a default decision-making style and process. This style comes into play when we’re especially stressed or in a rush – it always seems to happen when we need it most. indeed important decision.
So how can you make better, more comprehensive decisions in 2023? The first step may be to look at your situation personality type.
You may have heard of it Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) assessment and find out if your type affects certain aspects of your personality, such as extroversion and introversion. When you need to make a decision, you may first receive information and then make a decision based on that information. Two personality type elements come into play here: Feeling-intuition and Thinking is feeling.
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Describes feeling and intuition How do you receive information?.
Sensory people rely on direct evidence of their senses (hence the name), preferring what they see and hear. They prefer practical, accurate information. They pay attention to details and rely on their past experiences.
In contrast, people who like intuition want to see the big picture and how everything is connected. They are not interested in specifics and focus more on the future than the past.
All of us have a stronger Feeling or Intuition. We can force ourselves to “act against our own kind” when we need to, but it’s not always easy.
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Describes thinking and feeling how we come to conclusions and make decisions.
Thinkers prefer to make decisions based on logic, but Feelers prefer to consider what is important to them, their values, and how the consequences of their decision may affect other people.
Most of us can both of them — but we often prefer one side over the other, and when pressed for time or pressure, we may adopt a “default mode.”
When we make decisions, we tend to be biased. We only focus on areas that match our personality type and ignore those that don’t.
For example, mine MBTI My personality code is INTP, which means I have a preference for intuition and thinking. I tend to forget (or ignore) all the useful questions that Sentiments or Sentients ask (What are the facts? What is real? How does it affect other people?) and just look at the big picture. and logical pros and cons. I may be missing important aspects that the Sensing and Feeling settings can pick up.
So if it’s an important decision, I try to look at those Sense and Sensibility areas as well as myself so I can see the bigger picture.
Here are some initial questions to ask yourself if you want to make sure you cover all the bases and avoid personal biases:
Questions for types of feelings
What are the current facts?
Specifically, what is not working now?
What is does it work? (This may not need to be changed.)
What past experiences (or others’ past experiences) can I draw on?
Something realistically achievable?
Questions for types of intuition
What is my ideal vision for the future?
What trends or patterns can I (or others) see?
What ideas can I suggest (or can we brainstorm)?
Is there a new, creative, innovative alternative?
Questions for types of thinking
What is the objective analysis of the problem?
What assumptions do I make? Are they logical and objective?
Which ideas are the most logical and thought out?
What are the pros and cons of the best ideas?
Questions for types of feelings
How does the problem affect me and others?
Who should attend?
How can I buy from other people?
What do people agree on?
How do I feel about this decision?
Decision making process
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to make carefully The solution provided here are some good steps to follow:
Ask yourself the Feeling type questions.
Ask yourself the “Intuition Type” questions.
Go to Thinking and Feeling questions.
But here’s the tricky part — you need to spend equal time on all four sets of questions to fully cover all aspects.
It can be helpful to set a time for each category with a stopwatch or your phone’s timer to avoid skimming through anything. Otherwise, you’ll be rushing questions about the parts of your personality that you don’t like—the specific areas that you may need to focus on.
John Haxton is a psychologist and head of thought leadership at The Myers-Briggs, who leads the company’s research team in Oxford. He is a frequent commentator on the impact of personality type on work and life and has authored numerous studies, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented at conferences for organizations such as the British Psychological Type Association, and written on various types. – Related topics from top publications such as Harvard Business Review.
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