Since a lot of people on this forum are helping out newbies typing themselves, and not always with success, I would like to share my approach, which I have tested in real life. The idea behind is is that you only provide information and let the person themselves decide on their type, and to avoid Forer Effect by asking specific questions or suggesting options.
My approach is:
- let them read a document on quadra descriptions and let them decide by their gut feeling which quadra they're in. This document is an adapted version of the wiki quadra pages and can be downloaded here.
- In the next phase, I personally explain quadras in my own words, allowing the person to ask questions for further explanation. I then ask them again to decide what quadra they are in.
- Next I explain Rick DeLong's Type Message concept, and explain for each of the 16 types their Type Message, and also some other typical characteristics of each type. To enhance their understanding of Type Messages, I also show them a couple of videos I have prepared and ask them to evaluate which Type Message is being communicated in each video (I currently have 5 videos, alas not all of them are in English). After this stage, people typically have a good idea of their own type, although they don't know yet what that means or what it implies.
- I then assign them homework by sending them Wikisocion links to Filatova Type descriptions, asking them to first read the descriptions of their own quadra.
ETA: I have also prepared a powerpoint presentation for a workshop, but so far I have only partially translated this into English.
Hope this helps.