Living together with other humans is tough. We see things differently. We do things differently. In this episode we explored some of the reasons why understanding ours and others personality types can help us navigate some of those conflict points better.
There are numerous tools for determining your personality type. We looked at two – the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. You learn more about each of them as well as take a test here:
Some suggestions we made for parents were:
- Have your family take the test. Spend some time going over it together and discussion the potential for conflict.
- Learn language to communicate better. We discussed evaluating our emotional reactions versus the severity of the offense.
- Help your children build their strengths
- Guide your family to minimize conflicts by looking for ways to offer grace.
- Enjoy the diversity!
Until next time, Be Abnormal!