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Group Exercises

The Object Exercise

Jan 16th, 2013

Length:  60 minutes
Supplies needed:  One object for everyone (bag of M&Ms, fruit, tea bag, etc.)
This is Exercise #57 on our Introduction to Type Applications CD

This exercise is especially valuable to show that all people use all functions and to get participants to think about the conscious and unconscious nature of the functions based on their type development and type dynamics.  Ask participants to record the ease and difficulty they have with each step.

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1)    Give everyone an object.  Have them examine the object using all of their senses except taste.  (Se)

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2)    Have the participants recall past memories of the object or to compare this object to previous experiences with the object.  Get a few participants to share their recollection.  (Si)

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3)    Have the participants brainstorm possible new uses for the object or to make connections between this object and other objects.  (Ne)

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4)    Have the participants individually consider the symbols and insights that come to mind from the object.  After a few moments, ask what came to their mind.  (Ni)

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5)    Using objective criteria, have the participants in two or more groups physically organize their objects.  Have the groups identify the criteria used by the other groups.  (Te)

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6)    Have the participants individually categorize their objects in the broadest possible category, then, in sequence, make the categories more specific.  After a few minutes, ask the people what categories they used.  (Ti)

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7)    Have the participants tell how they could share the object to create a harmonious relationship within the group or how they might use the object to help others. (Fe)

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8)    Have the participants determine how the object represents a personal value or symbolizes what is really important.  (Fi)

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9)    Process by pointing out which functions were being used in each step.  You can relate this to their type development.   Please post your comments to share your thoughts.

 
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