Deadlines: the ultimate inspiration?

I’m one of those people who needs a deadline; without one, I’d never get anything finished.

As a Myers-Briggs practitioner, I know it’s a personality thing, typical of someone with a Perceiving preference. We like to keep things open for as long as we can, exploring options until the last possible minute when we pull everything together in a flurry of activity.

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Planning – is it essential or constricting?

I sometimes hear people dismiss the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as being a bit like a horoscope, where the type descriptions are so general that they can apply to almost anyone. To back this up, they quote short extracts which do indeed sound as though they could fit a broad range of people. The horoscope analogy however fails when significantly different or complete opposite types are compared. The detailed descriptions show how each personality type is more than just the sum of each of the dimensions; it is the way the dimensions interact that gives MBTI its richness. Continue reading “Planning – is it essential or constricting?”