Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7688

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
30 May 96 20:28:55 EDT

Replying to LO7668 --

Bill Hendry <sfidba@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us> continues re SJs et al:

>Carol Sager states that personality types, by definition, do not change.
>While that is true, good type development and the process of individuation
>(a Jungian term) allows for someone to "learn" the behaviors of their
>non-preferences, and eventually even appreciate them. The MBTI measures
>only one's self perceptions of their preferences - it has nothing to do
>with behaviors. Just wanted to add this to the thread since the MBTI is
>sometimes misunderstood.

I am a big believer that behaviours can be changed by the environment and
that constant reinforcement of behaviours can make them habitual BUT I
also fear that this is only true for those people that retain a certain
"malleability" (to steal a term from metallurgy). So as change agents, we
need to be able to assess this malleability to see whether we can make a
lasting impact? Any reaction to this idea of a change index?


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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