Helping your clients identify their personal time management style

As a professional organizer, you know that time management and organization are very closely connected. A client who hires you to organize their space will nearly always end up spending less time finding things and putting them away. However, when a client needs help specifically with time management, the Organizing Assessment Questions I suggested last week will not be as relevant. Whether you use…

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Helping your clients identify their personal organizing style

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been talking about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and how your client’s personality type affects their relationship with time and space. It’s quite fascinating, but even if you become trained to administer the MBTI, simply telling your client, “your type is ENFP” isn’t going to be terribly helpful. Whether you use personality type or…

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ESFP Organizing Profile

Today I’m presenting the 16th and last of my personality type based organizing profiles. Some of you may be relieved, but if you’ve been lapping these up, you’ll be glad to know that I have a few more resources to share with you before wrapping up the series. This post looks at ESFP, which stands for Extraverted – Sensing –…

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ESTP Organizing Profile

Today we look at the organizing style for ESTP, which stands for Extraverted – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving. If these terms are new to you, you’ll find it helpful to read How does the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® work? before continuing with this post. ESTP Organizing Strengths Individuals who prefer Perceiving seek to experience life rather than control it. Detailed plans and…

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ISFP Organizing Profile

Following Monday’s post on the ISTP Organizing Profile, today we will look at ISFP. ISFP stands for Introverted – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving. ISFP Organizing Strengths ISFPs often have their own creative way of organizing things. Click To Tweet They thrive on spontaneity, appreciate living one day at a time, and work well in a crisis situation. ISFP Organizing Challenges ISFPs indicate that they consider themselves…

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ISTP Organizing Profile

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted organizing profiles for 12 personality types, covering the SJ, NT and NF types. Today we begin our look at the SP types, starting with ISTP. ISTP stands for Introverted – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving. These terms are explained in How does the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® work? ISTP Organizing Strengths Although they don’t usually consider themselves to be well…

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ENFP Organizing Profile

I’m back with the next installment of my series on personality type and organizing style. Today’s post looks at ENFP, which stands for Extraverted – Intuitive – Feeling – Perceiving. ENFP Organizing Strengths Individuals with ENFP type preferences typically have an effective calendar system, although the type of system preferred varies. ENFP Organizing Challenges Time management appears to be a problem area for ENFPs….

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INFP Organizing Profile

I am absolutely thrilled at the response to this series so far! If you’re just jumping in, I suggest that you go back and read Learn About Organizing for Personality Types and How does the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® work? for background information. INFP stands for Introverted – Intuitive – Feeling – Perceiving. INFP Organizing Strengths Individuals with INFP type preferences typically use a calendar system effectively (more…

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