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The Intersection of Personality & Interpreting 

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 February 26, 2023 (Sunday) with independent preparation occurring no later than March 4, 2023 (Saturday).

The group meeting is March 5th (Sunday) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM MST. 



Discussion Fee: $40

A PayPal invoice for the discussion fee will be emailed to you once your spot in the discussion has been confirmed.

A $30 refund will be offered through the original payment source for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the book discussion (February 25, 2023). No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.​

Online links to the article and personality tests (free versions) will be provided.



Submit your registration form by February 23, 2023. Registration is limited to 7 participants.


Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form. 

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