In 1985, fellow School Psychologists in San Jose Unified School District, Pat Marshall and Louise Casey, invited me to a BAAPT meeting. For nearly 30 years since I have attended BAAPT meetings in many venues. Learning about my ENFP preference, those of my family and my colleagues, has helped me understand the dynamics between differing personality types.
Wherever I was a school administrator, I invited BAAPT members to conduct Myers-Briggs® workshops so my faculties could learn about individual differences. Knowledge of type enhanced communication between school personnel. I’ve had two articles published in educators’ magazines that helped to spread the word about the value of the MBTI® in educational settings.
In 1995, I gave the keynote speech to a group of educators in Guadalajara, Mexico, on the benefits of understanding type. At their request, I administered and scored during the noon hour, 100 of the Spanish MBTI. The results were a revelation to the participants and myself.
Now, retired from 32 years in education, I spend my time writing my memoirs and traveling. I began going to foreign countries at age 21 when I spent a summer in Mexico and two years in the Peace Corps in Peru. I have traveled to over 60 countries, some several times. I speak Spanish and Italian. I am an Independent Travel Consultant who puts on fun “Travel Parties” where I give big discounts to those who travel with Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Travel. Let me know if you want a party.
Knowledge of type helps me better understand the dynamics of my past and those whom I encounter in the present.