Underutilized Oppositions in the Lenses We Use—Sterling Bates

October 8, 2022 @ 10:15 am 11:15 am Australia/Sydney

Underutilized Oppositions in the Lenses We Use: Essential Motivators and Interaction Styles with Sterling Bates

A talk about an underutilized resource in the world of psychological type, the 6 dynamics from Essential Motivators (Temperament) and Interaction Styles. They are powerful both in helping you flex to meet someone else’s needs and to discover points of commonality. For example, every Essential Motivator has both a dynamic that aligns with and two dynamics where they are opposing with the other three Essential Motivators. Like Polarity Thinking, a key to using dynamics is knowing when it is the right time to flex, and when it is the right time to rely on your naturally preferred dynamic.

In this session, I will familiarize attendees with the dynamics; those unfamiliar will get a great grounding in the dynamics; and provide tips and tricks attendees can use themselves as well as activities to use in their personal life and with clients. This will include uses in whole type best-fit, communication, work problems, delegation, Situational Leadership®, and relationship issues.

Sterling Bates

Sterling Bates

Sterling’s combination of technology, mathematics, business, marketing, OD and psychological type led him to found Step Research, a psychology software company. Previously at Disney for 13 years in IT and Marketing; and on the APTi board for 4 years.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

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$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

Online Event

AusAPT Time & Tide Conference