Systems Thinking and Personality Types LO22533

Scott Simmerman (
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 13:12:27 -0400

Arbitrarily linked to Systems Thinking and Personality Types LO22522

Good stuff and an interesting discussion that seems to replicate itself on
other lists like the Training and Development List (TRDEV) and Teamnet,
both in the month of August.

Thought to contribute something that Jay Spitulnik sent to me that seems
to add a lot to this discussion. Interesting is the fact that the editors
of TRDEV said that it did not add to the discussion. More interesting is
the fact that these are graduate students in HRD that are so serious that
they just do not get it.

I think it fabulous and Jay nor I will claim any authorship:


Myers-Briggs Type-Prayers

At the risk of interjecting a little humor into the MBTI etc. discussion,
I thought you'd all like this. Jay Spitulnik got them from Brad Newman
here in lovely Massachusetts, but he is not sure where Brad found them.

Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at
11:41.23 am e.s.t.

God help me to consider people's feelings, even if most of them ARE

God help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they're
usually NOT my fault.

God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just

Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.

Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).

God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.

God give me patience, and I mean right NOW!

Lord help me not be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?)

God, help me to finish everything I sta..

God, help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird-ing at a time.

God help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do
you mind putting that in writing?

Lord keep me open to others' ideas, WRONG though they may be.

Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.

Lord help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I'll
settle for a few minutes.

Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwhatIdo.


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