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Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®

March 23, 2021
Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®
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

Intuitive versus Instinctive

September 1, 2020
Intuitive versus Instinctive
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

The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions

December 27, 2019
The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions
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

Losing Weight According to Your Personality Type

January 2, 2014
Losing Weight According to Your Personality Type
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

Is Sensing and iNtuiting a “how” or a “what” when it comes to making decisions?

November 25, 2013
Is Sensing and iNtuiting a "how" or a "what" when it comes to making decisions?
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

How to Jump Start Your Summer with a Few Weight-Loss Ideas

June 9, 2013
How to Jump Start Your Summer with a Few Weight-Loss Ideas
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

National Nutrition Month –

March 5, 2013
National Nutrition Month -
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

Is Your Personality Type Making You Fat?

October 18, 2012
Is Your Personality Type Making You Fat?
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

Can Type A and Type B Personalities be Equated with MBTI Types?

November 24, 2011
Can Type A and Type B Personalities be Equated with MBTI Types?
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