MBTI Counselor / Introspective Introvert's Insights
Ploy Suriwong, the MBTI Counselor, shared insights on using introspection and personality theories to understand herself and others, and overcoming challenges as an introvert.
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About the guest
Ploy Suriwong is an MBTI Counselor (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). She designs and facilitates workshops on MBTI, in relations to leadership, teamwork, and self-discovery, for companies and anyone interested in personal growth. She is an introvert who has overcome her fears of public speaking and working with people who are usually much older than she is. Listen to Ploy's experience on being an introspective introvert in an extraverted field, and using insights from personality theories to understand herself and others.
Check out Ploy's company Potentia on MBTI certification and training programs.
- Studied: Architecture
- Past jobs: Architect, Interior Designer
- Home country: Thailand
- MBTI: INFP / Enneagram: 4
- Age at interview: 28
Ploy's book recommendations
Her favorites on MBTI, Jungian psychology, and facilitation skills.
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Timestamps & Quotes
0:37 Who are you as a person?
1:47 The difference between coach v.s. facilitator
3:54 What do you do as an MBTI Counselor?
6:32 Basic MBTI workshops
7:26 Advanced MBTI workshops
8:23 Full day workshop walkthrough
9:39 Typing people through scenario
11:08 Why it’s ethically wrong to tell people their type
12:30 Why online MBTI “tests” are inaccurate
14:31 Overcoming fears as an introvert
16:23 How have INFP qualities helped in your job?
18:08 Teammates of other types, their strengths & weaknesses
19:04 Liking the self-learning aspects
20:21 Integrating your passion into your life
22:01 Disliking the business aspects
24:07 Using type unique strengths in teamwork
25:31 Childhood dreams
26:53 Being an empathetic kid
29:07 Architectural school
30:57 MBTI certification program
32:23 How did you figure out your passion?
32:37 Recommended uni courses for becoming an MBTI practitioner
33:38 Always expand your knowledge
35:18 Is having an MBTI certification enough?
36:48 How long it takes to become a good counselor
37:50 How would other people get into this field?
38:09 Qualities of a good MBTI practitioner
39:06 Difficult parts about being an MBTI Counselor
40:19 Starting an alternative school that teaches self-awareness
42:18 How young can you type kids?
43:01 Further education in learning innovation & facilitation
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
44:20 Special advice for intuitive introverts
44:55 The mindset to overcoming your fears
45:54 Be kind to yourself and others
47:09 Nurture your friendships
47:50 Make mistakes
48:21 MBTI books
48:54 Keirsey temperaments v.s. cognitive functions
49:37 Different ways to group MBTI types
50:45 Jungian psychology books
52:58 Facilitation skills book
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