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Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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    Chetcuti Room • Millbrae Public Library
                          450 Poplar Avenue
                         Millbrae, CA  94030

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Saturday April 14, 2018 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

AM: The Type Problem:  Fundamentals of Duality in Everyday Life               

 PM (optional): Untangling the Gnarled Knots of Opposites:
          Stories that Unravel the Type Problem

 Presented By 

Danielle Poirier  (INFP preferences)

AM Event: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Members:  Free • Visitors:  $35
12:30 to 1:30 Unhosted lunch
PM Event:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Members: $20 • Visitors $30

 NOTE:  Members may bring first-time guests at no charge (AM event only)

  Join us from 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. for refreshments and facilitated networking. Announcements begin at 9:15. Danielle will begin presenting at 9:30.


Both sessions are based on what Jung established as the Type Problem.

The morning is an overview of the theoretical underpinnings -- what is complementarity? Its challenge? Differentiation? etc. It presents a model of the process of differentiation of the functions, specialization, saturation and compensation. How the conscious and the unconscious work together towards individuation and the role that the transcendent function plays.

The optional afternoon is all about practice: how we ourselves can promote individuation in ourselves and others through stories that help us recognize our own projectsion, reel them in, and better see the other person for who they are instead of screens for our own unconscious.

Participants will walk away with:

  • a greater understanding of the type problem, the nature of duality (or opposites) and how it impacts our relationships
  • a model that identifies the different steps of individuation including that of differentiation, specialization, the tension of opposites and transcendence
  • an appreciation of the challenges we face because of the nature of duality
  • tools and skills to meet these challenges

Those who use type professionally will also benefit by:

  • Coaching tips and tools to untangle tangled relationships
  • A model that illustrates the dance of opposites, and the different stages of development to pay attention to

These presentations are designed for those with an Intermediate or Advanced level of Type knowledge.


  Danielle Poirier is an independent senior trainer who   specializes in team building. Based on the observation   that a team’s diversity is the cornerstone of its   potential  for creativity and sustainability, her work   focuses on skills and abilities that foster and leverage   differences. As the first Canadian member of the   Association for Psychological Type’s international   faculty, Danielle adapted, delivered and coordinated   the qualifying program for Canada in both official   languages, for over a decade. She also did the research,   wrote, and produced the Magnificent 16, a multimedia   software program that illustrates the 16 personality types. Danielle has INFP preferences. 

 To learn more about Danielle Poirier's work, visit