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Introducing Type

What is Psychological Type ?

Psychological Type is a Theory developed by Carl Jung (1875-1961) to explain some of the apparently random differences in people's behaviour. From his observations of clients and others, Jung found predictable and differing patterns of normal behaviour. His theory of Psychological Type recognises the existence of these patterns or types, and provides an explanation of how types develop. According to Jung's theory, predictable differences in individuals are caused by differences in the way people prefer to use their minds. The core idea is that, when your mind is active, you are involved in one of two mental activities:


Jung observed that there are two opposite ways to perceive, which he called Sensing and Intuition, and two opposite ways to judge which he called Thinking and Feeling. Everyone uses these four essential processes daily in both the external world and Internal world. Jung called the external world of people, things, and experience Extraversion and the internal world of inner processes and reflections Introversion.


These four basic processes used in both your external and internal worlds give you 8 ways of using your mind:

extraverted Sensing, introverted Sensing

extraverted Intuition, introverted Intuition

extraverted Thinking, introverted Thinking

extraverted Feeling, introverted Feeling


Jung believed everyone has a natural preference for using one kind of perceiving and one kind of judging. He also observed that a person is drawn towards either the external world or the internal world more than the other. As you exercise your preferences, you develop distinct perspectives and approaches to life and human interaction.

The variations in what you prefer, use, and develop lead to fundamental differences between people. The resulting predictable patterns of behaviour are what Jung calls Psychological Type.


Here are some examples of how psychological type might be used professionally:





Career Guidance

Cooperation and Teamwork



Understanding Personality

An Introduction to personality types for beginners


4 hours

This one-day introductory workshop will introduce you to the personality types described by Carl Jung and Isabel Myers. We will use this personality model to make sense of how we function in relationships and  in the workplace. Suitable for adults and older teenagers.

In this workshop you will: 


Included in this workshop: You’ve Got Personality by Mary McGuiness, plus the cost of completing the questionnaire. 

Recommended follow-up reading: Type Talk, Kroeger & Thuesen or Type Talk at Work, Kroeger. & Thuesen.


Dates:                   Please enquire.  In-house rograms and individual consulations are available.

Time:                    3 hours

Fee:                      $70   (includes book You've Got Personality, and completing a questionnaire)

Concession fee:        $60   for pensioners


Private consultations are also available for individuals and couples:

Fee:                      $150   (includes a book You've Got Personality, and completing a questionnaire)


Make a booking

Registrations close one week before the workshop



Survival Games Personalities Play

Managing Dysfunctional Behaviour


4 hours

When a person's needs are not being met or they don't feel safe in a situation they will often play psychological games. The dysfunctional behaviour that results is related to their personality type and specific intervention strategies are needed to stop the games.


In this workshop you will:


Prerequisite: Knowledge of Type theory is desirable.

Suggested follow-up reading: Survival Games Personalities Play, Eve Delunas

Presenter:         Mary McGuiness

Sydney:             to be advised

Time:                 4 hours

Fee:                   $90

Concession Rate:   $55 

In-house programs avaiable.

Make a booking

Registrations close one week before the workshop


The Generations and Type


4 hours

Every generation forms a collective group that shares the same cultural experiences, a similar societal history, the same technology, and a shared attitude toward and reaction against the generation that came before it. These generational connections are powerful lenses for better understanding ourselves and each other. We now have four generations communicating, living and working with each other — Gen Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists — with unique outlooks, world views, motives and behavioral styles. This workshop utilizes Jungian-Myers Briggs type theory as a tool to bridge the gaps the different generations may find separating them.

This one-day experiential workshop is designed to help the four groups to understand each other. Learn how to use type and temperament to help bridge the gaps that develop between the generations in the workplace. This class is a fun and fast-paced workshop that merges type with generational theory.


Workshop Objectives:


Include in the workshop fee:Book - Generations, Bridging the Gap by Rita Murray and Hile Rutledge.


Presenter:         Mary McGuiness

Date:                  Please enquire

Times:               4 hours

Fee:                   $90

Earlybird fee:      $80  (if paid 4 weeks before) 

Make a booking

Registrations close two weeks before the workshop.     



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