Discover how to
draw on the strengths of your personality
type so the approach you take
to losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is tailored just
to your needs. The key is a totally individualized program
determined by your personality type.
Some questions to think about:
Are you an idealist?
Are you an "in-the-moment" type person
or a "what-might-be" type person?
Are you a
"diet-starts-on-Monday-morning" type person?
Are you thinking of what to have for
dessert even before you've finished the main course?
By finding out more about your personality
type, you'll be able to answer these questions and others and know how
to deal with them.
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Why You Need a
Personality Type Approach
If you're an "E" or "Extravert", a preference
that makes you more prone to eating a variety of foods (which has
been shown to cause people to eat more) or tend to eat with others
(where studies show the more people eating together, the more that
is eaten), you need a plan that can deal with that. However,
if you're an "I" or "Introvert", you can be more easily singularly
focused and less swayed by the group.
If you're an "S" or "Sensor", asking you to
put a picture of what you'd like to look like in 6 months on the
refrigerator is setting you up for failure. You saw the truth in the
mirror this morning. Ask the same thing of an "N" or "iNtuitive",
and it's just the carrot he or she needs to become motivated.
If you're a "T" or "Thinker", you'll get with the
program if it is a logical approach and makes sense. Whereas, if
you're an "F" or "Feeler", whatever the approach, it better not make
others uncomfortable or make you feel like you have to ignore the
needs of others.
If you're a "J" or "Judger" (no, that doesn't
mean you're judgmental), asking you to keep a food diary is
perfect. You're organized and structured enough to stick with it
without having to use willpower. On the other hand, if you're
a "P" or "Perceiver", that's just not going to work. You need
something that has a lot more flexibility to it.
slideshow for more details about type.
Perspective on Eating
Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, developed
psychological type in the 1920s. He was very interested in the Tao
and the concept of yin and yang.
He understood the idea of opposites; that
they can only exist in relation to each other.
Does the MBTI Tell Us About
Type A and Type
There is nothing scientifically proven
that says there is a correlation between Type A and Type B personalities
and the MBTI types, so the following is just speculation. But when
you look at the characteristics of Type B and Type B personalities,
there do seem to be some similarities to MBTI types. ...