There are hundreds of ways to make a difference in the world. We all are hardwired to seek purpose and happiness. What brings meaning to one person versus another remains a mystery.
Making a Difference by Being Yourself: Using Your Personality Type to Find Your Life's True Purpose deconstructs the puzzle by honing in on how our unique personality types frame the actions we take to impact others. Building on the powerful fundamentals of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© assessment, a dynamic framework identifies four types of individuals (Stabilizers, Harmonizers, Catalysts, and Visionaries) and combines research and stories from over 500 people to chart a journey of self-discovery and beyond.
With dozens of exercises, assessment tools, and examples, Making a Difference by Being Yourself delivers a complete toolkit to take personal insight and awareness to the next level: to live life consciously and exploit our strengths and talents in ways that make a meaningful difference.
Part 1: Making a Difference and Discovering Who You Are
1 Why is Making a Difference So Important?
2 How Do You Make a Difference?
3 Who Are You? Putting you Personality to Use
Part 2: Making a Difference with Your Personality
4 How "Stabilizers" (STs) Can Make a Difference
5 How "Harmonizers" (SFs) Can Make a Difference
6 How "Catalysts" (NFs) Can Make a Difference
7 How "Visionaries" (NTs) Can Make a Difference
8 Planning to Make a Difference
Appendix A: Verifying Your MBTI Personality Type
Appendix B: Your Core Personality Type at Work
Appendix C: "Making a Difference" Themes by Core Personality Type
Gregory E. Huszczo, PhD is an organizational psychologist, professor and author of such classic works as Tools for Team Excellence and Tools for Team Leadership. He has more than 30 years' experience as an award-winning teacher, researcher and consultant in the areas of organizational change, teams, personalities and leadership.
”This book will help you embrace and celebrate your unique path to fulfillment in the workplace and in life in general.”—Jane A. G Kise, past president, The Association for Psychological Type International
”A brilliant synthesis of research and pragmatic, action-oriented insights…from the opening words to the last page, this book will deepen your use of psychological type.”—Roger G. Pearman, President, Qualifying.org, Inc. and coauthor of I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You
”Identifies critical features of how each of us can make a difference at work, at home, at play or in our community simply by recognizing our personality type.”—Frank C. Brosius, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Kidney Diseases, University of Michigan
”Anyone who would seek meaning, purpose, and happiness in life will find Making a Difference by Being Yourself is an outstanding choice.”—Midwest Book Review
“Huszczo is an expert on the application of personality type to daily life and a man who makes a difference. His book is a simple and effective presentation of how anyone can use his or her core functions to make a difference, too.”—John W. Lord, Executive Director, The Association for Psychological Type International