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The Search for Scientific Validation: When Our Feelings Are Just Not Good Enough

<!--StartFragment--><p style="margin-bottom: 14pt; line-height: 16pt" class="MsoNormal">Planners are taught to be analytical thinkers who use quantitative data, but also qualitative research. Remember the Myers Briggs personality test? It assesses an individual’s personality based on four preferences: A focus on the outer world (extraversion) or inner world (introversion); basic information (sensing) or interpretation and meaning (intuition); making decision based on logic (thinking) or people and special circumstances (feeling); dealing with the outside world with clear decisions (judging) or staying open to new information and options (perceiving).<span>  </span>As planners, we are constantly in conflict with these preferences as we straddle the world of technician and analyst.

August 30, 2010 - Melissa Hege

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