I wonder whether anyone has ever studied possible Type correlations ww/ ADHD personalities.

The short answer is “I don’t know” … so I went to my new favourite resource Twitter seeking someone who was an expert in the MBTI and who also had experience with ADHD. Fortunately Pam Fox Rollin listed some MBTI folks to follow (on a recent #followfriday). Pam is the founder of ideashape a leadership development consultancy and someone who I respect and follow both on Twitter and on the Presencing Institute’s community discussion board.

Imagine my delight when one of her MBTI recommendations was just the resource I was looking for to answer this question. Jane Kise is a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, has won awards for her type based research and has developed workshops for educators to make the best use of type to help students in the classroom. This was a synchronous moment if ever there was one. I’m sure Jung would have smiled a Mona Lisa smile.

She referred me to a bibliography of books on this topic on the Centre for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT). Then she went further to give a 10 word summary of this extensive list of resource material. Nutshell: don’t mistake EP (Extraverted/Perceiving) for ADHD or IP (Introverted/Perceiving) for ADD…

This appears to be research material and would certainly answer your question. I also found a book that looks like it might be potentially interesting for adults ADD in the Workplace by K. Nadeau There is a book preview that will help you decide if this would be of value for you.

I sent out an invitation to people on Twitter and Facebook and through my blog to submit their burning MBTI questions for answer by Mike Jay. Mike is a Master Coach and a Global thinker – he may even be a one man think tank. He is a voracious learner and understands human dynamics and development which he teaches through his work at BCoach, coach training and Leadership University. Later on I will be posting some insights from the session with Mike but right now I wanted to answer these questions from my perspective as a type professional. I hope this sheds some light on these questions for you. Please ask anything that is on your mind about type in the comments below and I will do my best to answer or find another resource for you.

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One Response to “Burning MBTI Questions Answered #6”

Breanne March 24, 2009

Almost all of the ENTP’s I’ve met in my life have been diagnosed as ADD. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.