MBTI Curriculum: Results Show

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If you missed the previous posts or only read the emailed versions (that I rewrote the next day) go HERE.

Now you should have a pretty good idea of which two functions are in your front seats.  Just as a check, it should be one info-gatherer (S or N) and one decider (T or F).  Also, one will be an “i” function and one will be an “e.”

  • I am Ni/Se and Te/Fi.  My Ni and Te are in the front seats.
  • My husband is Ni/Se and Te/Fi, but his Se and Fi are in the front seats.
  • My good friend is Si/Ne and Ti/Fe.  Her Si and Fe are in the front.
  • Her husband is Si/Ne and Ti/Fe, but his Ne and Ti are in the front seats.

Let’s put it all together.

Whoever your front-seat processes are should be represented in how you plan and teach.  If the teacher’s manual doesn’t speak to one or both of your front-seat processes, you will need to adapt it to be comfortable.

Let’s review them:

  • Ni is all about perspectives, abstracts, and future plans.  Ni wants to know how this curriculum/lesson fits into the larger scope of the universe and the child’s future.
  • Ne is all about generating and exploring new ideas.  Ne wants out of the box thinking exercises, opportunities to make connections between the lessons and other fields like fiction or music.
  • Si is all about memory, observations, and what works. Si wants tried-and-true lessons, a recipe that works every time.
  • Se wants to live in the moment. Se wants to taste, touch, and feel, multi-sensory lessons that he can adapt in the moment.

  • Ti is all about his own network of mental facts. Ti wants accuracy. All new material must make its case completely and without contradiction before acceptance.
  • Te is all about external measurement. Te wants charts, graphs, and most importantly, a way to track progress and effectiveness. 
  • Fi is all about being true to his internal value system. Fi wants to do what is right for the individual child, with or without the child’s agreement.
  • Fe is all about harmony and cooperation. Fe wants a curriculum that gets the child to participate without conflict.

Pick your front seat processes and you’ll know what you need…

I have Ni and Te in the front seat. If I grab the underlined parts above from those two lines, I get…

  • how this curriculum/lesson fits into the larger scope of the universe and the child’s future
  • charts, graphs, and most importantly, a way to track progress and effectiveness

If a guide or curriculum doesn’t have these features, then I have to MAKE them. (Witness my whole website, yo.) Otherwise, I’m blinded.

This is why I have to buy the teacher’s manuals all the time.  I need the charts and pacing guides.  Not that I follow them, but to make good choices, I always need to know where I am in relation to the measuring stick. My front seat Ni is why I often need to hear the author talk or read his articles. I need to sit in his head and see the world from his perspective. I need to tease out the universals and principles and let that percolate in my head.  Instructions are meaningless to me without long range perspective and a reliable measuring stick.

What are your two must-haves?

 



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1 Elisab March 23, 2016

Thank you for explaining this so clearly! I’ve been researching the MBTI this year and learning a great deal about myself in the process. I have found that I’m an INFJ (Ni/Fe.) So from what you typed above, that means (and it’s true!!) I’m “all about perspectives, abstracts, and future plans. Ni wants to know how this curriculum/lesson fits into the larger scope of the universe and the child’s future.” While “Fe is all about harmony and cooperation. Fe wants a curriculum that gets the child to participate without conflict.” This is so helpful to me to get a deeper clue into why my current situation is so frustrating for me from time to time.

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2 admin March 23, 2016

HURRAY! I was hoping someone else would nerd out with me about this!

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