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. Our interactive web-based sessions are facilitated by seasoned professionals with many years of experience using type theory.
- We are best known for our business and organizational experience which underlies a practical, real-life perspective on psychological testing.
- We support our clients long after the training commences. We are available to answer questions about type and temperament theories and more! We will give you the resources you need to conduct your first interpretation session or your introduction to type session. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, we are here to help you succeed!
- From theory to applications, we support your ability to translate ideas into powerful results!
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)
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
Carol Shumate, Ph.D. (ENFP)
Partner and Editor
Joined TR in 2007
Casey Samulski (ENFJ)
Web Designer, Program Facilitator
Joined TR in 2009
Carol Linden (ENFP)
Joined TR in 2010
You might think that Carol's 20+ years in the software industry would be a hardship posting for an ENFP, but thanks to her superior type knowledge (and inveterate optimism), Carol actually loved her work as an internal organization development consultant at a $2.15 billion global software company headquartered in North Carolina. Carol is a one-woman personality type machine: Between 2004 and 2010, she trained over 900 clients in all, 325 in 2008 alone. She knows techies inside and out, and has become the go-to guru for management issues concerning this important sector of our economy. She also conducts type application workshops on topics such as conflict resolution, communications, interviewing, and OD interventions with teams. If you've got a team or division in pain, Carol has the palliative care for it.
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John Beebe, M.D. (ENTP)
Key Note Speaker
Joined TR in 2004