Type Academy

Type Academy

What are Cognitive Processes and why are they useful

Cognitive Processes:

  • Represent the ways we gather information and make decisions.
  • There are four Perceiving (Gathering Information) Functions and four Decision Making (Judging) Functions
  • Reflect what type of information we naturally gravitate towards and what criteria do we then use to make decisions.
Features Benefits
Desribes what the MBTI “four-letter code”  actually represents Reduces stereotyping and labeling
Simple names for each cognitive process Easy to recognize because the words are verbs (action words)
Self-assessment Validates the questionnaire
Helps individuals to identify what information is most relevant to themselves and others Enables individuals to improve effectiveness in sharing information with their team members.
Helps individuals to identify what decision making criteria is most relevant to themselves and others Enables individuals to increase influencing effectiveness
Gives an insight into natural preferences and potential blindspots Enables individuals and teams to focus more effectively on enhancing strengths and managing weaknesses
Provides knoweldge about how individuals might react in a time of change and when  under stress Enables individuals to address the cause of the stress rather than providing fixes to the symptoms thereby increasing long-term resilience
Provides another lens to look at personality, which is s complementary to yet different from Type (as assessesed by MBTI®) Reinforces and builds on previous type learning