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Personality Type Supports Social Emotional Learning

People Stripes®, home of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) assessment, proudly supports Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in our schools, homes, and communities. Personality type awareness aligns with and supports the SEL movement. On this page, there is a six-part series of articles that highlight this interrelationship. The first article provides a broad overview explaining how SEL teaches an awareness of what we need to know for healthy development while an understanding of personality type teaches how individuals go about doing so based on their natural styles. Knowing the how through Type strengthens SEL curriculum. The next five articles in the series speak directly to the relationship between personality type and the SEL tenets of: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making, Relationship Skills, and Social Awareness.

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Personality Type and Social Emotional Learning: Social Awareness (SEL Series – Part 6)

Jul 05, 2022
Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD
YVONNE NELSON-REID, PhD, is the Senior Development Associate at Myers & Briggs Foundation (M&BF®), the publisher for the People Stripes® website, a mother of 5, writer, teacher (BEd, MA), depth psychologist – Jungian and archetypal studies (MA, PhD), and career coach. Parenting, teaching in a classroom, or on the ice as a figure skating coach has taught her a great deal about relationships and the importance of communication.
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In the sixth article of the series, Personality Type and Social Emotional Learning, Yvonne Nelson-Reid highlights how Social Awareness, along with an understanding and appreciation of type differences, can make way for the constructive use of these differences. Differences often drive us apart, but valuing these differences can unite us and instill greater compassion and empathy for others.