Personality Mapping forIndividuals and Couples Personality Mapping forClinical Professionals Personality Mapping for Corporate Teams Personality Mapping is a process of illustrating the layers of one’s physical and psycho-emotional self. The overlays illuminate one’s intra- and inter-personal maps, which may include our own and often previous generations’ unfinished business. One's maps are then carried into both personal and work life.
Myers-Briggs tells you what your personality style is -- Personality MappingTM shows you how you got here, highlights where you want to go and what might be slowing you down. The goal is to develop tools to live a successful, authentic life, and change your brain along the way.
"Thank you so much for your excellent presentation . . . on Personality Mapping. I have heard a great deal of positive feedback from various staff members about your presentation. It is particularly helpful and useful in assisting us in developing a new mental paradigm in conceptualizing our work with individuals, couples, and families. The staff responded well to your experiential exercises . . . All of those in attendance learned something from your presentation, and expressed the feeling that they have some new tools and strategies to use in their work with individual clients, couples, and families. It is my hope you will be willing to come again at a future date and do another training."
-- Doris O'Neal, LCSW, Training Coordinator, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County
Personality Mapping In childhood we create maps for ourselves that guide our behaviors and feelings for the rest of our lives. These are based on our genetic inheritance and our own experiences growing up, such as interactions with parents, grandparents, siblings, and other significant people in our lives. We learn what is acceptable and what must be hidden. We shape ourselves from this early information. We hold these maps in our bodies as well as emotionally and mentally; they correlate to neural pathways in our brain. Events in our lives from then on are filtered through these maps. We react to current situations based on our maps.
Jung called them personality types. Kurtz (1990) refers to them as maps. Fisher (1992) calls them character strategies.We now know that the brain retains neural plasticity throughout life (Cozolino, 2002), meaning that new neural pathways can be created; therefore, we can learn to respond differently both to ourselves and to others.
The purpose then, is to look at the maps that guide our feelings about ourselves and others, and consequently explore our interactions and behaviors. The goal is to integrate our maps into our adult awareness and be able to make different choices – simply put, to alter the maps, transform the brain, and to develop a toolbox of feelings and responses that are rich and authentic to current circumstances.