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Jung and the MBTI: A Conversation with Lee Coffee

Lee N. Coffee, Jr., is a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner who believes that awareness of personality types enriches our understanding of ourselves and others. “I think it’s important for us to awaken,” he says. “You know, kind of do our own homework, and awaken to what are those talents, what are those untapped areas of myself-how can I bring those subconscious parts of me to conscious awareness to benefit society.”

Lee holds that understanding differences in personality and meaning-seeking helps us to become inclusive and benefit from others’ strengths. “…understanding again that we are both energized differently-that introverts are energized by introspection and self-reflection, whereas the extrovert is energized by action, and to understand why some people are more comfortable standing up than others are, and there’s nothing wrong with it. I think the biggest ‘Aha!’ moment that people have is when people realize that there’s acres of diamond that we haven’t mined in our own background, for our own self-discovery.”

 

Watch a video of this conversation here!

Full interview transcript