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Resources for Parents

These books provide a wonderful resource for learning about how personality type impacts our perceptions, our decision-making, and relationships. Browse these to learn about the personality dynamics within your family. It takes all stripes!


Looking at Type®: The Fundamentals
Looking at Type®: The Fundamentals

Looking at Type®: The Fundamentals is designed to give a clearer picture of results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment or the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® assessment. This insight can enrich relationships, aid the decision-making process, and increase sense of self-worth and personal competence.


People Types & Tiger Stripes
People Types & Tiger Stripes

People’s behavior often seems randomly varied—but according to Carl G. Jung, behavior actually follows patterns. Jung called these patterns "psychological types," and he wrote extensively about these types. Isabel Briggs Myers brought Jung’s concepts into the mainstream through development of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument which helps a person figure out his or her psychological type.


The Developing Child
The Developing Child

In this pioneering work, Elizabeth Murphy uses personality type as theorized by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung to facilitate our understanding of naturally occurring differences in children. This book provides adults with the opportunity to examine well-tested paths for developing positive relationships with the children in their lives.


Looking at Type® and Learning Styles
Looking at Type® and Learning Styles

Written for both students and teachers, this book helps gain insight into personal learning styles in order to develop more effective study and test-taking strategies and help teachers facilitate learning. Discusses strengths, key motivators, and blind spots for different preferences and provides guidelines to assist teachers in curriculum development and delivery.


Wired for Conflict
Wired for Conflict

Does it seem as if there is always conflict in your work life, your home life, and your relationships? That's normal—even unavoidable—according to conflict resolution expert Sondra VanSant, who reveals the inborn roots of conflict. Fortunately, says VanSant, the wiring in our brains that creates conflict also holds the key to resolving it.


The Art of Dialogue
The Art of Dialogue

An MBTI book with a dynamic explanation of psychological type and communication researched and crafted by leading type expert, Carolyn Zeisset. Through the observation and recording of hundreds of dialogues, the author identifies the nuances and key phrases that determine different styles of communication.


Out of Time
Out of Time

Understanding time management in relationship to psychological type is an invaluable tool for everyone from high-school students to CEOs. This booklet provides detailed explorations of each type's approach to time management and work style. Contains comments from workshop participants, who offer personal observations about their own use of time management tools, solutions for overcoming time traps, what leads to procrastination, and how individual types are motivated.


Write from the Start
Write from the Start

Learn how to break writer's block and reduce writing anxiety through the power of psychological type. This practical and enjoyable workbook helps make the writing process easier and more effective through an abundance of tools, examples, and exercises. Author Ann Loomis helps readers discover their natural gifts and relate better to their audiences.


Type Tales (Paperback)
Type Tales (Paperback)

Author and artist Diane Farris uses innovative photography to illustrate four charming tales about canine friends Millie and Momo. Written for children grades one through five, these engaging stories address type in a way children will understand. By following Millie and Momo's daily adventures, children learn about the differences in personalities.


Type in Education Kit
Type in Education Kit

Everyone wins when personality type enters the picture in the education process. Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and students learn there are many paths to success, and embracing differences yields a love of learning that carries on for life. These three books from CAPT provide a wealth of information for educators who want to help students discover their unique potential, including the foundation of type theory and practical exercises for workshops and the classroom.


Looking at Type® Booklet
Looking at Type® Booklet

The crisp graphics of this revised edition bring a contemporary sparkle to this proven classic material that explains personality type with easy-to-understand illustrations and keywords. Looking at Type® is designed for MBTI® professionals and MMTIC™ facilitators who deliver individual feedback to clients or students, or conduct introductory workshop sessions on psychological type.


Looking at Type®: Your Career
Looking at Type®: Your Career

The standard for MBTI® feedback in career counseling, this book describes how type is useful in career selection, linking type to interests, values, skills, decision making, and action planning. Teachers and MMTIC® facilitators will also find this resource helpful to students approaching high school graduation to gain insight into job responsibilities and career paths more likely to be personally satisfying.


Type and Families Kit
Type and Families Kit

Keeping your family on an even keel can be incredibly challenging. The Type and Families Kit will help you embrace and respect differences in your partner, your children—and yourself! The Type and Families Kit includes: Intimacy and Type by Jane Hardy Jones and Ruth G. Sherman MotherStyles by Janet P.



For fun!


MBTI® Challenge Cards
MBTI® Challenge Cards

This fun, easy card game assists people just learning about type to identify and understand the eight preferences. Deck contains 48 cards: 24 representing famous quotes descriptive of each of the four preference scales, and 24 representing behaviors associated with each of the scales. Game takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size and skill level of the group.


16 Types Icon Placard Set
16 Types Icon Placard Set

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


INTJ Icon Placard
INTJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ISFP Icon Placard
ISFP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


INTP Icon Placard
INTP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ESFP Icon Placard
ESFP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ESTJ Icon Placard
ESTJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ENFJ Icon Placard
ENFJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ISTP Icon Placard
ISTP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


INFP Icon Placard
INFP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ISFJ Icon Placard
ISFJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


INFJ Icon Placard
INFJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ESTP Icon Placard
ESTP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ISTJ Icon Placard
ISTJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ENFP Icon Placard
ENFP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ENTP Icon Placard
ENTP Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ESFJ Icon Placard
ESFJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.


ENTJ Icon Placard
ENTJ Icon Placard

Display your personality type with these colorful placards, designed to inspire conversation about type with people of all ages. Your type is shown in the middle of a quadrangle with lively illustrations representing each of your preferences, including a brief type description on the back of the card.