2011 is coming to a close, 2012 is upon us... I'm sure you've read enough "year in review" and "how to plan" posts by now that I'm not going to add to the clutter. You know what you want, you know what you have to do, now go out and do it.

What you may not know yet is that I need your help with my research project into how our Type preferences influence cultural adaptation. The premise is the assumption that preparing for an expatriate assignment positively effects the success of the same. With the research I'm hoping to find examples and patterns of how different Types prepare for - and eventually deal with - challenges in international assignments.

I do NOT believe one type is more apt to adapting abroad than another, I do NOT believe one type is more resilient or less prejudiced than another. I do hope to find examples of how we best use our strengths abroad, and gain contextual insights into how different nationalities express their Type preferences.

If you'd like to help, please visit www.expatsmbti.com and follow the link to the 5-question survey. If you give me permission, I'll email you for follow-up interviews in the second half of 2012. This survey will remain open for at least one year, my goal is to set up a database with thousands of entries to have statistical significance.

Thank you, please share, leave comments, and get involved. And do enjoy this week between the years, it's a lovely time to relax, isn't it. Except if you're a tax-person, I guess. In which case: cheers! Hope it all adds up. :-)

 

Thanks to digitalart for the free pic. 

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