Myers-Briggs and Spiritual Issues

Lynne teaches and consults about personality type, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She works with both individuals and groups.

Personality TypeLynne’s first book, Personality Type in Congregations, explores the ways the MBTI can be used to help congregations work effectively. Two of her other books, Embracing Midlife and Beating Burnout in Congregations, have chapters on personality type.

In her writing, teaching and consulting, she has addressed topics such as

  • Type and spirituality
  • Type and personal growth
  • Type and stress/burnout
  • Type and teamwork
  • Type and spiritual gifts

From 1993 to 1997, Lynne served as the interest area consultant for the Association for Psychological Type in the area of religious and spiritual issues. The association holds an international conference every two years, and Lynne has presented workshops and/or symposia at five of the six conferences since 1995. In 2000 and 2001, she served on the faculty of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, teaching a course on type and burnout.

Type and Burnout
TYPEtype: New Zealand Association for Psychological Type, Autumn 2009
Research indicates that introverts burn out more than extraverts because they do not have and use as many coping strategies.


Beating Burnout
Embracing Midlife


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