Re: "process junkies" versus not
From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah (
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:12:38 -0800 (PST)
A very valuable thing in any group is to acknowledge not only the existence of different styles of learning, processing, getting satisfaction, etc, but to VALUE such differences.

We had a workshop that involved "typing" personalities. I think it was Enneagram, but it could be any sorting like that. At some point we were told to gather with the others of our "type". Each group was first asked: Which of the other types makes you crazy? That was easy! Most groups quickly agreed on it. The hands-on go-dig get-on-with-it sorts were frustrated by the detailed talk-it-through, check-the- details, sorts. And so forth. (I think we had about 8 types sorted.

But then, question number two was: What value do THOSE people bring to the group? Hmmm. Come to think of it...... People said things like, "I never have to worry about the insurance or liability issues, because if there are any, the ________s will notice and bring it up." "I'm good at planning, but really appreciate the people who jump in to DO the work." It really raised awareness of how, even as we fret about the "other" sorts, they do us all a service.

Maraiah Lynn Nadeau
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