In my 20 years of working with personality type I’ve tried lots of different ways of doing type interpretations. I have to say that The Personality Puzzle is my absolute favourite way to interact one-on-one with clients to help them discover who they are.
I find the cards particularly useful with high level executives….It’s a very natural way for them to learn again all the richness that goes behind the four-letter code before we delve into what we are going to do about it. We have a rich conversation without them being influenced by the scores on an instrument. That’s just part of the ethics of using the instrument, to give people a chance to think about it before they see their reported type.
Dr. Jane Kise (Educational Consultant, Executive Coach, Former President APTi)
As an MBTI Master Practitioner I find that The Personality Puzzle creates a very rich dialogue that helps an individual realise who they really are. The type verification process is very important and this tool really helps with that. I wouldn’t leave home without these cards in my brief case because they are very, very useful.
Ann Holm ENFP (MBTI Master Practitioner)
I love many things about The Personality Puzzle, but here are my top two reasons why savvy type practitioners need a set (or 10) of these cards in their tool kit. One reason is the card format. This makes them interesting and people are instantly drawn to them. They are well laid out, easy to read, enough colour to make them interesting without being busy.
When I run type workshops, on my resource table, I have a pile of books, and The Personality Puzzle cards – they really stand out. The second reason is the info on them. It’s easy to engage with and I love the “parents” piece (your style of parenting, if that four-letter type is right for you) – no other resource has this information so succinctly available. These are one of the most used and referenced resources I own in my extensive toolkit of type products and resources. Thank you Sue, for creating and making available such a gorgeous, useful and affordable resource!
Jill Chivers ESFJ (Founder of 16 Style Types www.16styletypes.com)
I have used The Personality Puzzle card set as an integral part of my practice since first discovering it about 8 years ago. I like the cards in the set as a resource for their clarity, ease of use and the ability to be moved around and arranged as the conversation progresses with a client.
Jude Ebbett INFJ (Career and Development Adviser – BOP Clinical School NZ)
I’ve administered the MBTI® online for the past 15 years because I love the ease of administration. When it comes time to debrief, however, clients get distracted and will often defer to whatever they see in their report instead of what they know about themselves. That’s why I’ve always used a dog-eared set of index cards to help clients sort phrases and words as I introduce them to MBTI® preferences before reviewing their Interpretive Report with them. I discovered long ago that by encouraging them to touch and move things around, they better internalize what they were learning about themselves.
With Personality Puzzle, Sue Blair elevated the professionalism of my delivery and upped my game. The colorful design, clean layout, and behavioral cues, as well as compact delivery allow you to debrief quickly and accurately anywhere. You could do this on a fold-out tray on an airplane! I’m addicted to this tool! I can’t imagine how I ever debriefed a client before. When paired with The Type Trilogy, The Personality Puzzle elevates the conversation about MBTI® preferences to the deepest levels of Personality Type and creates a truly transformative learning experience for clients of any age.
Natalie Shelpuk INFP (Executive Coach)
I have found the Personality Puzzle to be especially useful in the case of a one to one feedback with a client who needed to discuss the questions and the items that make up the dichotomies of Personality Type. We were able to discuss what each of the descriptors meant and how they might be seen in different behaviours.
Laying the cards out on the floor, we walked around the cards and we were able to work together to isolate her preferences yet leave some options visable for her to ‘re-visit’ when she had a better feel for the options. Because the cards are so portable, and can be used in many ways, they suit a flexible delivery method and provide visible cues to those who are new to Type.
Paula Herring ENTP (Professional Development Trainer)
The Personality Puzzle is an excellent resource for use in feedback sessions or as tool to aid in self-discovery of Personality Type. The symbols on each preference card, descriptor words and detailed descriptions of preferences at work and in communication, together with whole type descriptions, provide practitioners with flexibility of use and clients with the ability to see and select their preferences and compare types as they discover their best-fit Type.
Andy O’Malley ISFJ (Coach and Trainer)