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Click to edit Master subtitle style SFL 160: Individuals in Families
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Seeing the small picture Understanding family systems does not mean ignoring the contribution of the individual. This week: What unique individual characteristics are important to understanding family process? 1. Temperament 2. Personality 3. Gender
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Temperament Personality is comprised of both innate and learned components. Christmas tree metaphor Temperament : the innate or generic components of our personality. The lack of “negative temperament” Traditionally, four dimensions of temperament (goes way back – four humours).
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Temperaments in Detail J vs. P – what do you do with information? Judging = life needs to be planned and scheduled Wants closure; likes deadlines Perceiving = life should be spontaneous Procrastinator; always wants more information. T. vs. F. - how do you feel about information?
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E vs. I – how do you gain energy? Extraversion = expressive Likes crowds and breadth People are source of energy Introversion = attentive Likes depth; needs space Solitude creates energy S vs. I – how do you seek information? Sensing = observant
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course SFL 160 taught by Professor Brianwilloughby during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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