Functions of Type provides you with
activities that you can use to strengthen your mental data-collection
and decision-making skills. The specific mental skills that
you will be better able to use are related to the eight
psychological functions first defined by Carl Jung in his
book, Psychological Types. Over the past hundred years,
literally hundreds of type practitioners have been refining
the definitions of the eight functions. Our own work has
been to focus on how to make personal choices about our
self-development using these refined definitions.
In Functions of Type, each of the
eight functions is defined and the mental skills associated
with the function are described. You are given a chance
to assess your own comfort in using the mental skills associated
with that function using a self-rating assessment. Then
there are two pages of mini-exercisescalled activitiesthat
you can use to improve your mental skills associated with
The Hartzlers have done it again!
They write about type so clearly, so lovingly, and so helpfully
that I can only say that I wish I had had this book when
I started learning about type. They wisely guide us to try
to inhabit the various function attitudes, experiencing
them through a series of sensibly graded steps, until we
suddenly find we understand the functions as never before.
This is whole type for the whole family.
John Beebe, Jungian analyst, author of Integrity
Groundbreaking work! This work has
the potential to be the greatest contribution to the practical
application of Jungs personality theory since Isabel
Myerss addition of the J-P dimension.
Bob McAlpine, coauthor of Introduction to
Type® and the Eight Jungian Functions
For Jungians who have given up on
typology or for type practitioners who have given up on
Jung, Margaret and Gary Hartzlers recent work comes
as a breath of fresh air. Both theoretically provocative
and practically sound, Functions of Type will prove to be
a versatile tool for anyone exploring the individuation
process and deepening his or her understanding of Jungian
Angelo Spoto, author of Jungs Typology
Functions of Type will make a tremendous
contribution to the practical use of type theory. If readers
truly do even some of the activities in the book, they will
increase their adaptability and be better able to get out
of the potential trap of using only their own preferred
ways of operating.
Linda V. Berens, coauthor of Understanding
Yourself and Others: An Introduction to the Personality
This is the first true work in the
area that not only spans the theoretical-applied gap and
crafts multiple paths for the development of each of the
functions but also provides metrics for determining where
you are in the developmental space. I highly recommend it.
Dick Thompson, author of Jungs Function-Attitudes
An excellent resource for individuals
to use in developing the eight Jungian functions. The book
is logically organized and easy to use. The mini activities
are very specific and understandable and can be used to
increase personal development.
Leona Haas, coauthor of Journey to Understanding:
MBTI® Interpretation Using the Eight Jungian Functions
Leaders Resource Guide
The Hartlzers incredible wealth
of experience is wonderfully practical, insightful, and
easy to follow. The many fun activities are doorways to
discovering and developing how to skills to better perceive
and decide. This is a book you will want to keep with you
and keep referencing for the rest of your life.
Dario Nardi, author of 8 Keys to Self-Leadership:
From Awareness to Action