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We enhance individual and organizational performance through the application of Personality Theories.

About Us

Creating greater awareness of others and ourselves is more important now than ever before. In the face of new and greater challenges, working to develop and maintain relationships - both professional and personal - will be the mark of our success. 

Type Resources strives to provide you with the knowledge necessary to use personality type theory successfully with individuals and teams.  

Robert McAlpine, M.A. (ISTJ)


Joined TR in 1993

We call him "The Bulldozer" because he is an irresistible force that nothing and no one can resist. Bob's unique approach to dealing with an irate customer (love them to death) is not what you'd expect from a former helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

In fact, Bob's leadership and extraordinary classroom skills draw on over two decades experience as a career military officer, the U.S. Army's Organizational Leadership and TQM Programs for Executives, experience as a DDI Certified Master Assessor, and graduate research on the MBTI® and Situational Leadership. He has designed and managed leadership assessment and development programs for hundreds of army officers and qualified hundreds of Type Resources clients to use type theory. Bob is the best kind of teacher, the kind who models the lesson. Bob models for us how to get to know our shadow side and take responsibility for it. He is the reason the rest of us are working for TR.

Amy Evers, Ph.D. (INFP)

Vice President

Joined TR in 2004

Amy is the opposite of the autocrat. Participative democracy is her dominant mode and she pulls order out of chaos with charm and grace. With a degree in counseling psychology, Amy has spent years applying personality type in psychological settings to enrich clients' personal and professional lives. Her every sentence is a lesson in type theory. If someone suggests we take a new perspective on a problem, she responds, "You're right, we should be using Introverted Thinking."

Amy has a hand in everything: designing workshops, facilitating programs, marketing, and developing products, such as the Function-Archetype Decoder. Amy writes articles on type and the eight mental processes and welcomes suggestions for topics.  With an awareness of the ever-growing distance between personality type theory and the field of psychology, her long-term mission is to close the existing gap and to dispel the myths on both sides.

Vicky Schaefer, B.S. (ESTJ)

Partner and Office Manager

Joined TR in 2002

Vicky is "The Enforcer" at TR, the one who keeps us on the straight and narrow, the one who reminds us that we can't undertake some new initiative this week without reneging on the project we started last week. She asks more questions than a parole officer. Her experience prepared her well for this job; she worked in policyholder service and sales in the insurance industry and client services in the satisfaction management industry. Now she is our insurance policy, our Air Traffic Control, the one who keeps our many flights of fancy from crashing and burning. Vicky's responsibilities include customer service, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, website maintenance and program facilitator support. She is the public face of TR, and a beautiful, smiling face it is. If we could bottle her substance and sell it, we would make a fortune.

Carol Shumate, Ph.D. (ENFP)

Partner and Editor

Joined TR in 2007

With a history of getting herself into thorny situations (Extraverted Feeling in the Witch position), Carol learned early on to write her way out of trouble. Childhood experiences of miscommunication drove her to study journalism and foreign languages, and she has lived in many countries around the world including Italy, France, Israel, England, and New Zealand. She now studies the languages of Jungian personality type, while she designs webinars, training materials, and marketing materials for TR, such as the Function-Archetype Decoder. With decades of experience as a writer and editor for corporate and non-profit organizations, she knows how to target print materials to different personality types to produce a desired outcome. A former Board member of APT International and frequent contributor to the Bulletin of Psychology Type, she is also the founding editor of Personality Type in Depth. Her questions and exercises elicit our best, deepest insights.

Casey Samulski (ENFJ)

Web Designer, Program Facilitator

Joined TR in 2009

This graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York now lives in L.A. where he keeps TR on the cutting edge of cool. Casey is the fastest learner of personality type we know, swallowing it whole at the Dallas APT conference. A science fiction writer, Casey is writing a guide to the eight-function model, which he believes is the future of personality type. While in New York he wrote extensively for The New York Press, The Villager and City Limits. He also studied Japanese language and Asian culture in Tokyo, and was an Executive Leader and Publication Editor for the Japan-America Student Conference. His particular gift is creating clarity, whether it's a web instruction, or an explanation of a point of theory. He can galvanize a team, emcee a celebration, or facilitate an interaction, and he does it with such laid-back gusto that we all enjoy it with him.

John Beebe, M.D. (ENTP)

Key Note Speaker

Joined TR in 2004

A popular lecturer in the Jungian world, John Beebe, MD, has spoken on topics related to the theory and practical applications of analytical psychology in fifteen countries around the world. Founding Editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (now Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche), Beebe was the first American co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. Beebe is the author of numerous articles as well as the book, Integrity in Depth. With Virginia Apperson, he is co-author of The Presence of the Feminine in Film, and co-editor, with Ernst Falzeder, of The Question of Psychological Types: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan.

Adam Frey (ISFJ)


Joined TR in 2012

Adam is an MBTI® Master Practitioner and organizational consultant who has taught psychological types to business and psychology groups in the U.S. and China. He has written about psychological types for Personality Type in Depth and the Bulletin of Psychological Type. Adam is president-elect of the Bay Area Association for Psychological Type and Director of Program Planning for APTiís Chapter Development Council.