Association for Psychological Type International

The Association for Psychological Type International (APTi), founded in 1979, is an international membership organization open to any individual interested in personality type. APTi Members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions including business and industry, organizational development, religion, education, psychotherapy, and counseling. Members seek to extend the development, research, applications and ethical use of type theory. APTi is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Check out APTi Biennial Conference Information and EARN 8 Master Practitioner CEs as well as APA and NBCC CEs when you attend our conference! 

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Susan Nash Coaching Certificate - Don't miss this unique Pre-Conference Workshop! 

Salt Lake City, UT -- July 18-20, 2017!

Let’s lead, connect, and grow in Type July 18-20 at the beautiful Marriott Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Certifications and pre-conference workshops will be held on July 16 and 17.....

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Volume 41, Issue 1: 

We are delighted to offer you our first article by a 2017 APTi Conference presenter. Sue Blair and Susan Nash will be co-presenting a workshop before the conference. I especially appreciate the graphical enhancements to Sue and Susan’s work and their use of multiple models: Type, Temperament, and Interaction Styles. Whatever it takes to help our clients or ourselves get a fuller picture of preferences, differences, and how we might break through those to understand and appreciate each other’s perspectives. Welcome to Sue from “down under” in New Zealand. We appreciate the offering of this fun and helpful article.

Beyond the 4-Letter Type Code! Lenses that are fit for purpose

By Sue Blair

I have a lovely pair of sunglasses at home. They weren’t expensive, in fact quite cheap. The thing is that when I put these glasses on the world seems like a better place. The darks are darker the lights are lighter and there is a certain glow to everything that I appreciate. I don’t need to put on these glasses, I can live my life perfectly well without them, but when I do I just feel better. In my mind this relates to my understanding of Psychological Type. I don’t need to use it in my life, but when I use that particular lens to work out what’s going on in and around me it makes me feel better and the world feels like a better, more comfortable place.....................................

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