The Intersection of Personality & Interpreting (Thank You Workshop)
Interpreting is the facilitation of other people’s communication exchanges. Yet, how much of the interpreter’s personality governs that facilitation? How does personality influence the interpreter’s decision-making choices? Can personality be leveraged by the interpreter for a better product? Better interaction among participants?
Answer these questions by exploring personality and its influence on the work of interpreters both generally and personally. For this discussion group, you will
Take the DISC and the Myers Briggs personality tests to identify and compare your personality results,
Read Kurz, Maroski, and Talbott’s (2021) The DISC Personal Profiles of Emerging Sign Language Interpreters article, and
Participate in a group discussion with other interpreters.
The Intersection of Personality & Interpreting is an article discussion facilitated by Amy Kroll. This interactive discussion is for working and student interpreters.
By the end of this book discussion, you will be able to...
Define personality traits from the DISC and Myer Briggs personality tests
Compare personality traits between the DISC and Myer Briggs personality tests
Explain how personality influences the collective work of interpreters
Identify personality traits that benefit and challenge the personal work of interpreter and discuss the resulting impacts
CEUs & Time Commitment
Amy Kroll is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.4 PS CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.
You should plan on 2.0 hours of reading, taking two personality tests, and reflection in preparation of the discussions and 3 hours of group interactions.
Dates & Location
This article discussion starts on January 21, 2023 (Saturday) with independent preparation occurring no later than January 27, 2023 (Friday).
The group meeting is either January 28th (Saturday) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST or January 29th (Sunday) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM MST. Attend only one group meeting.
This is a free article discussion. Online links to the article and personality tests will be provided.
Submit your registration form by January 18, 2023. Registration is limited to 7 participants per group meeting.
Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form.
Refer a co-worker and earn a $10 discount on a future CEU fee. Your co-worker will need to provide your name on the registration form.