What’s My Type? A Workshop for Teens on Personality

July 1, 2013  |  1:00 pm– 5:30 pm

Grade Level: Rising 10 - 12 & recent graduates   |  Class Cap: 25

Course Fee: $189 (includes $25 for course materials)

People are different. We don’t all think alike, see the world alike, or manage our lives in the same way. Getting to know these differences can help you approach your studies and activities in a way that best suits your style, including how you manage your time, solve problems, and deal with stress. It can also help you get along with and be able to work better with others – friends, teachers, parents and other adults.

In addition, understanding yourself and others can also help you deal with your school culture, develop new skills, enhance your participation on teams, and deal with changes.

One way to understand some of these differences is the framework of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®).  The MBTI identifies different styles of noticing and perceiving, evaluating information, and handling our interactions with other people and the world in general. In the first part of the workshop, you will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, engage in activities and exercises to understand the rich dimensions of the 16 different personality type, decide which of the types fits you best, and then apply what you have learned to real life situations, such as meeting a deadline, managing your energy, improving your motivation – even persuading your parents to let you use their car!

A Word About Myers Briggs:

The Myers-Briggs framework offers an objective language for understanding and talking about naturally occurring differences in peoples’ styles of taking in information, coming to conclusions and decisions, and managing time, space and interpersonal interactions. There are 16 different types, each with its own strengths and struggles. Learning about these differences can help teens to:

  • View their own strengths and struggles realistically
  • Establish a positive self-concept without diminishing others
  • Self-manage more effectively
  • Make sense of and be more receptive to behavior differences in others, including classmates, teachers, and parents

Who Should Attend?

  • High School Students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade, and
  • Recent graduates headed for college

Special Instructions: None.  Bring whatever you might need in order to be comfortable for the afternoon, such as a sweater).

This is a summer program for teens.

Registration for this class will close 48 hours before the class begins. If you have not yet registered your student during those final 48 hours, please contact us so that we may confirm whether seats are still open for the class.


Karen Keefer

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Karen Keefer is a professional trainer and consultant specializing in applications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). She has worked with students of all ages from elementary schools to high schools. She has been a frequent presenter at the Association for Psychological Type (APT) national conferences. Karen holds a B.A. degree in biology from Stanford University, an M.A. in marriage, family and child counseling from Santa Clara University, and an M.S. in science teaching from the University of Illinois.