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November 20th, 2013 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

For all interpreters of the MBTI® instrument and for others who have been following the threads on the MBTI vs. Big Five debate, I heartily encourage you to check out thought leaders and authors Linda Berens (http://lindaberens.com/why-personality-type-instruments-dont-work/) and Jane Kise (http://www.janekise.com/2013/09/do-you-really-know-and-use-your-4-letter-mbti-code/#!)

Berens wrote a very informative post on personality instruments vs. personality assessments. Kise’s post on ethical administration of the MBTI helps anyone who has taken the instrument determine if he or she actually took the real MBTI and received a proper debrief. Both posts should be required reading for any certified interpreter who hasn’t used the instrument in a while.

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April 27th, 2013 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

>Here’s a brilliant and artistic Goth rendering of Dr. Kathy O’Donnell, Chair of the Department of Marketing at San Francisco State University, alongside Yours Truly.

O.k., maybe it’s just a candid photo with particularly bad lighting. Nonetheless, seeing Dr. O’Donnell reminded me of a fascinating study I’ve been wanting to share with my readers. Some members of our Traveling Light community may even qualify to participate.

Are you an awesome Bay Area bargain shopper? Do you love to tell others about your great deals?

If so, Dr. O’Donnell and her colleagues would love to talk to you about possible participation in their shopping study. Those who qualify and participate will be compensated with a $75 gift card, which I think is a particularly thoughtful gesture.

Please email them at odonnell@sfsu.edu if you are interested in learning more.

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March 11th, 2013 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

Jane KiseWhile I usually don’t stray far from business in my recommendations, this TEDx video by my esteemed colleague makes the cut: Jane Kise Neuroscience, Math, Type. Jane Kise is the world’s foremost expert on how psychological type influences math learning.

Anyone who teaches, trains, has school-aged children will both enjoy and benefit from hearing what she’s learned through her research. Her TEDx talk is completely accessible and you do not need any knowledge of MBTI or Jungian psychology or brain science to follow it.

I also found parallels between her key points on teaching and leadership, since the best leaders facilitate and encourage learning every day. You can view the talk at: Jane Kise Neuroscience, Math, Type.

Jane will be in the San Francisco Bay Area March 9, leading workshops in Intentional Leadership and Polarity Thinking. Get more information at www.baapt.org.

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January 11th, 2013 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

The Bay Area chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International (APTi) is offering a fantastic line-up of programs from January through May. APTi serves as the global professional association for people who use the MBTI and similar instruments in their work. However, many of the chapter programs are also suitable for type enthusiasts. If you’re not sure if a program is too advanced for your level of knowledge, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or will be visiting, check out what’s being offered at http://baapt.org/programs–workshops.html.

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November 7th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »


Yes, the title is provocative and overstated, but read the book, anyway. Hanna Rosin presents an intriguing argument that for the American middle and working classes, daily life never became equal. Instead, it flip-flopped from a patriarchy to a matriarchy, driven not so much by social consciousness as by the shift from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. The questions she raises are as important as the answers.

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October 10th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

Take a few hours over the weekend to view Half the Sky, a documentary that puts our empowerment challenges into perspective and also inspires great hope: http://video.pbs.org/video/2283557115. Episode 1 is available online only through October 8.

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September 17th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »


Just a quick reminder that if you have an Apple product, Siri can read Traveling Light to you while you drive or walk or run on the treadmill. I love technology.

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August 13th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

On the other hand, I wholeheartedly encourage you to buy the hardcopy version of Tony Schwartz’s latest book, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. This talented writer, researcher, observer, and coach influenced my practice with his first book in 2003 and he just keeps upping his game. My hardcopy has so many little flags in it, I’m beginning to think I should just skip the flags and memorize the whole thing.

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August 7th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

How’s cool is this? If you have an Apple product, Siri can read Traveling Light to you while you drive or walk or run on the treadmill. I love technology!

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July 17th, 2012 Jennifer Selby Long Posted in Jennifer Recommends No Comments »

Since we are on the topic of psychological type, check out the very funny Jane Lynch giving a commencement speech at Smith College:

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/glee_actress_jane_lynch_tells.html. 

In type terms, I would say it’s a great example of someone acquiring wisdom by accepting and then embracing the Perceiving aspects of herself and in her life.

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