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It takes all stripes

The People Stripes® experience is designed to help explain why people so often see, understand, and act quite differently from one another. You have your "stripes," your spouse or significant other has theirs, and the kids each have their own. LEARN MORE >>


People Stripes is for...

What you and your family will learn through the People Stripes® website relates to naturally occurring and healthy mental habits that differ between people of all ages, and all cultures. You'll find articles that illustrate these healthy differences between parents, children, and teachers, and you'll have an opportunity to discover the personality types of all the members of your family.
MMTIC® results give educators, consultants, counselors, parents, and young people valuable insights into differences in how they learn and engage in healthy social interactions. Type has profound implications for discovering unique learning styles, empowering early learning success, and encouraging lifelong personal growth and development.

What is the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children®?

Like the well-known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) is a self-report assessment developed to measure children's psychological type preferences. The two instruments share the same theoretical approach to understanding personality types, but the MBTI assessment is intended for a mature audience, while the shorter, easier-to-read MMTIC instrument is designed to assess personality type in children and teenagers. LEARN MORE >>
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Latest From The Blog

The Z-Model provides a solution to balanced and responsible decision-making. Problem Solving Model Using Personality Type (Part 1: The Z-Model)
Apr 02, 2024 by Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD

The four mental processes—Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, and Feeling—are used for taking in information and making decisions. We need all the processes for effective problem-solving. Most of us tend to lean on our natural strengths and neglect our stretches. For a balanced way to problem-solve, Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD, proposes the use of the Z-model. The Z-model is easy to use and directs one, using questions for guidance, through each of the four mental processes.


Type is not meant to box you in; it is designed to help us understand ourselves and others better. Don't Box Me In: What is personality type, really?
Jan 09, 2024 by Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD

The language we use when talking about personality type is directly linked to how we understand it. In this article, Yvonne Nelson-Reid answers the question "What is personality type, really?" and outlines why type language matters.


Understanding personality type differences can help turn holiday chaos into holiday cheer Happy Holiday Type Tips for All
Dec 05, 2023 by Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD

Looking to foster holiday harmony? Take a peek at these type tips presented by Dr. Yvonne Nelson-Reid. And may your holidays be peaceful and fun!


Understanding one's own personality type can enhance one's daily gratitude process. Leaves are Falling; Gratitude is Calling (From the Kids)
Oct 31, 2023 by Gracyn Nelson-Reid

Autumn brings forth a resurgence of gratitude for many, but those experiencing hardship in life might need a little help to make every day a day for giving thanks. Gracyn Nelson-Reid describes her challenging year and how understanding her own personality type has helped in her healing process.