Because we’re human, we ask questions. When it comes to being overweight, there are many questions such as: “Why am I overweight? “When did it actually happen?” “What can I do to lose the weight?” And if you’ve already tried to lose weight and haven’t succeeded in keeping it off...Read more
After reading Daniel Kahneman’s latest book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, I saw how clearly his work regarding fast thinking and slow thinking aligns with personality typing based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). As a dietitian and practitioner of the MBTI®, I’ve always wanted...Read more
What do these words have in common? The definition of “Intuitive” is what one feels to be true, without the need for conscious reasoning. On the other hand, being “Instinctive” is doing something automatically.
What these have in common is the concept that no thought is necessary....Read more
Just as many will raise a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve and toast to a good year had and hope for a good following year, many are also making New Year’s resolutions. The problem with resolutions is they’re like what Mary Poppins said in the movie of the same name — “They’re...Read more
Personality type is at the root of our good behaviors as well as our not-so-healthy ones. The article, “10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight” at http://fxn.ws/1ixdb6h evokes many of the personality preferences in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Take the free personality quiz on my...Read more
In personality typing and the MBTI®, there are four pairs of preference alternatives. We tend to favor one preference within the category over another. The MBTI® is an assessment tool to uncover what those favored preferences are. After you’ve taken the MBTI®, you will be provided with...Read more
Some parts of the country are already into bathing suits while others are just starting to see it get warm enough for bathing suits. Wherever you live, here are a few tips on making sure you still fit into that bathing suit.
While exercise is great for burning calories, it’s your general physical...Read more
The month of March is National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. These are my thoughts exactly, especially when it comes to a personality approach to losing weight.
If you’ve been on more...Read more
I’ve contended since my first book, “Your Personality Prescription”, was published in 1999 that our personality types can be involved in our gaining weight but also can help us lose the weight. As a dietitian, I don’t think anyone is a hopeless cause. So, when I saw an article...Read more
I’ve wondered for a long time since I got involved with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), whether the results of the MBTI ®(a personality type questionnaire) would reveal those people who would be considered either Type A or Type B personality types.
First, if you’re not familiar...Read more