Find ideal part­ner with Per­son­al­ity Match

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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 ali@per­son­al­i­ty­type.co.nz 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.

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