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Understanding Jungian Type – revised second edition
A practical introduction to Jungian type psychology The book is part of the syllabus for both the JTI authorisation course and the study module in work and organisational psychology at the University of Bergen. The book has approx. 70 pages, and is provided as standard support material when JTI is purchased from OPTIMAS.

The book can be used as introductory material for persons who are having their type identified, irrespective of the tool used (e.g. JTI or MBTI). We also believe that many authorised users will enjoy the book and benefit from reading it. Among other things, the book contains:

  • an introduction to Jungian type psychology
  • a description of the relationship between preferences and behaviour
  • in-depth discussion about the order of the mental functions
  • a comprehensive description of each of the 16 types  

It may prove advantageous to use Understanding Jungian Type together with JTI and the exercises and theory booklet The Team Compass. Understanding Jungian Type is, as already mentioned, included in the “standard package” and is supplied with every JTI, although it can also be ordered separately.
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The Team Compass
The exercises and theory booklet, The Team Compass, written by Ringstad and Ødegård, is now available. It has 48 pages and can be purchased by authorised users of the Team Compass.
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Leader Types
Leader Types describes the preferences in relation to the role of leader, and illustrates the significance of the preferences in concrete case descriptions. Further case descriptions are used to highlight important points relating to leadership and type.

There is a separate chapter for each of the 16 Jungian types, in which the type is analysed from a leadership perspective, including strengths, potential pitfalls and possible areas for development.

Leader Types also includes chapters on important leadership challenges seen from a psychological type perspective, including the dynamic relationship between the dominant and inferior mental functions, leadership, type and motivation and leadership and change processes.

Leader Types also contains a number of questions and exercises suitable for both individual reflection and group work.

We believe that Leader Types is an exciting and rewarding read for everyone interested in leadership, and it is, not least, a valuable addition to the “tool-box” for everyone who works on type and leader development.

Coaching and Type
Coaching and Type describes the preferences in relation to the role of coach, but it will also be helpful for individuals who are being coached. The book focuses on the aspects of the coach’s own typology that should be paid particular attention, and how his/her typology interacts with the client's typology.  It is important for a coach to be aware of his/her own possibilities and limitations in relation to each typology.

Each of the 16 Jungian types has a description of how the preferences affect individuals, and how individuals can get the most effective help in their development. There is also a chapter describing how it is possible to develop preference skills.

The booklet is intended to be one of several tools used in the coaching process.

We hope that Coaching and Type will be an exciting and rewarding contribution to the development of the coaching process, and, not least, a valuable addition to the “tool-box" for everyone working on Coaching and Type. 


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