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1 Unit 1: Course Introduction and Background Justin R. Heim, MPA, EFO Professor
2 My BackgroundDoctor of Philosophy – 2014 (Expected) Northcentral UniversityMaster of Public Administration University of WisconsinBachelor of Fire and Emergency Response University of WisconsinExecutive Fire Officer (EFO) National Fire Academy
3 Our Course Discussion Boards Seminars Assignments Grading Policy Please post frequently throughout the weekSmall class so we all need to do our partSeminarsIf you cannot attend, please try and let me knowCan make up the assignment by listening to the archived seminar and writing a reportAssignmentsAPA Formatting!LengthGrading PolicyStrive to have grades posted within a day of your submission (sometimes same day)
4 Psychology behind MBPI Based on the research of Carl JungProposed and developed the concepts of:Extroverted and the introverted personalityConscious mindCollective unconsciousBelieved in five archetypes (states of being):The BodyUnification of unconsciousness and consciousness of an individual – YOUR PERSONALITYThe ShadowLife instincts such as repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts, and shortcomings – YOUR DARK SIDE
5 Psychology behind MBPI The Anima / AnimusRepresented as the feminine image in the male psyche and the male image in the female psycheTheorized that we sometimes repress our anima / animus depending on the situation – MACHISIMO, SENSITIVITY, TYPE A vs TYPE B PERSONALITYThe PersonaHow we present ourselves to the world (derived from a Latin word that means “mask”) – HOW WE BEHAVE IN DIFFERENT SOCIAL SETTINGS
6 Myers Briggs Personality Index Developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs MyersDeveloped during WW2 to help women entering the workforce for the first time in identifying the type of war-time jobs they would be most comfortable and effective.Designed to look at the rational (judging) functions: thinking and feelingAs well as the “irrational” (perceiving) functions: sensing and intuition
7 Indicates the Differences How we focus our attention or get our energy (extraversion vs. introversion)How we perceive or take in information (sensing or intuition)How we prefer to make decision (thinking or feeling)How we orient ourselves to the external world (judgment or perception)
8 ESTJ Account for about 8-12% of the population Extraversion Sensing Motivated by their interaction with peopleEnjoy wide range of acquaintancesGain energy in social situationsSensingMore concrete than abstractFocus on detail rather than big pictureLook immediate rather than futureThinkingValue objective criteria above personal preferenceGive more weight to logic than social considerationsJudgmentPlan activities and make decisions earlyDerive control through predictablity
9 INFP Rarer type: Accounts for about 4-5% of the population IntroversionQuiet and reservedPrefer interacting with a few close friendsExpend energy in social situationsiNtuitionAbstract rather than concreteLook at big picture rather than detailsLook to future rather than nowFeelingValue personal considerationsGive more weight to social implications than logicPerceptionWithhold judgment and delay decisionsKeep options open
10 US Population Breakdown ISTJ 11-14% ISFJ 9-14% INFJ 1-3% INTJ 2-4% The Sixteen TypesUS Population BreakdownISTJ11-14%ISFJ9-14%INFJ1-3%INTJ2-4%ISTP4-6%ISFP5-9%INFP4-5%INTPESTPESFP4-9%ENFP6-8%ENTP2-5%ESTJ8-12%ESFJ9-13%ENFJENTJCenter for Applications of Psychological Type
11 Me: ISTJ Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment Characterized as faithful, logical, organized, sensible and well-regulated. Also reserved and serious.Viewed as hard workers who are goal oriented
12 How this relates to the fire service As leaders and managers, we must recognize our own strengths and weaknessesSometimes we have to tailor our conversations so that the other person can understand in the way that they think as opposed to how we are presenting the information
13 What now? Embrace your individuality! There is nothing “wrong” with you – in fact, most of us are a little off for doing this job, right?If there is someone in your life that you do not get along with, could learning about your personality type affect that relationship in the future? Maybe.
14 Assignment #1Make sure you read the documents about the City of Kaplan Fire Department in the “Assignment” tab. We’ll be working with these for the next 10 weeksMINIMUM two page paper in proper APA format discussing the findings of your inventory and the strengths and weaknesses you knew.Make sure you use at least two outside sources, properly formatted.
15 Next weekI will be traveling all week in New Mexico and Nevada for work but should have access to and InternetPlease be aware of this if my responses are delayed – I will be flying most of the day Monday and will be in class until Friday.