I believe that people grow throughout their lives, on the inside. We develop more complexity in how we see the world and how we make meaning out of what we experience. I believe that the better we are at understanding how that development happens, the better we are at understanding ourselves and others. And I believe that understanding ourselves and others makes our lives happier.
People also tend to have some pretty stable characteristics. There are many schemes for identifying personality types, but the one thing they have in common is that they describe essentially enduring traits. Understanding the various models of personality types gives us tools to use to improve our relations with each other, to work better together, have more harmonious families, friendships and social networks.
This blog is about developmental stages and personality types — models, assessments, examples, and how you can use this knowledge to live more effectively or more peacefully. I’m pitching it to the beginner or intermediate reader, because I believe that there are always new people becoming interested in these subjects, and it can be difficult to find simple explanations. I’m aiming for an informative and useful resource, where you can get information and ideas for practical applications of what you learn.
I’m interested in your feedback about how well I achieve my intention.