Find ideal partner with Personality Match
Understanding your personality type can not only help you make a successful career choice but also a good relationship choice.
Ali Lawrie has been working in the career development field for the last 15 years in both the education and corporate environments. She has successfully used the MyersBriggs personality model to help teams with workplace dynamics and career direction for individuals.
While doing this, Ali found one of the frequent nuggets of gold uncovered for clients was a new insight into their personal relationships. Often individual consultations that begin with career issues would turn into a relationship discussion as during the ‘typing’ process clients could see obvious differences between themselves and their partners. Hence Personality Match, part of her consulting business was born.
It’s through the understanding of difference that we learn so much about ourselves and we become more accepting and tolerant of others. It could be very simple things – like different approaches to planning a holiday, how we like to spend leisure time, simple misunderstandings, even how we fold the washing or stack the dishwasher, that erode relationships.
‘‘I have worked with couples who have very different personalities, but with a mutual understanding they can learn to appreciate their differences, therefore enriching their experience rather than being annoyed and frustrated. It is true that our greatest learning often comes in the form of our partner,’’ Ali says.
There are 16 different personality types based on Jungian theory, with each possessing a unique framework for understanding the world. Research has found that certain ‘types’ do get on better than others. Understanding why this is and also our own make-up is part of the personality session.
To offer a couples session as a wedding gift is a great way of giving the couple invaluable information that will help sustain their relationship over the years.
Contact Ali through www.personalitytype.co.nz or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Ashlynn Chikomo and Raewyn Christiansen enjoy some of the toys on offer.
Career development consultant Ali Lawrie is thrilled to now be offering a Personality Match service, to help clients understand how different personality types interact within relationships.