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Friday, November 9, 2012

Counseling to Type Strategies - Extroversion (Part 3)

Written by Catherine Rains 

Today I will be wrapping up the discussion from our last two posts, Part 1 and Part 2, about how to work most effectively with students who have a preference for extroversion:

One last thing – what happens when a counselor who prefers Introversion works with a student who prefers Extroversion?  I often hear from my Introverted preference colleagues that one of their talents as a counselor is the ability to listen really well, which means they will end up talking much less than their client.  But to an Extroverted preference student, listening means you are actively engaging them in conversation.  Silence is experienced by the client as disinterest, judgment, or daydreaming. 

So what have I missed?  Please share your suggestions for what has worked for you when working with students who prefer Extroversion.  Next week we’ll talk about how to effective work with students who prefer Introversion.

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