When planning your vacation alone, things become very simple. There are no different opinions or ideas, nor is there anyone you have to commit to. In fact, you can do what you really want. Several studies have shown that individual travel has increased significantly, particularly in female subjects.
However, most trips are still carried out with family or friends. In addition to different opinions about the value or type of vacation that each one wants, personality differences can determine the type of vacation you will take.
It’s been proven that traveling makes people happier, but what’s the best way to plan your holiday taking into account the opinions of others?
Think of planning your vacation as if you were working on a project. You have to fulfill a goal, just like the person you’re going to vacation with. However, if they have different personalities, they have to achieve their goals in different ways, especially if they have clear preferences for Judging or Perceiving.
Despite personality differences, these can help the group, couple or family if they are worked together and if you know how to deal with them.
If you prefer Judging, focus on establishing a vacation plan and focus on completing the tasks. Generally, those with a preference for Judging like to follow a plan in order to avoid last minute changes (especially if it entails a higher cost).
However, if Perceiving is your preference, you should focus on vacation plan development and evaluate several possibilities that may ultimately arise. Typically, those with a preference for Perceiving don’t mind changing their vacation plan or making possible last-minute changes.
People who have a preference for Judging or Perceiving can easily get into conflict, particularly when planning tasks and/or activities, including vacations.
However, you can turn these disagreements into advantages, remembering that each one has a different personality and can work together, facilitating the planning of any activity.
How do different personality types (Judging and Perceiving) like to plan
Those who have a greater preference for Judging tend to start planning any activity in advance and in a systematic way. Usually, they have their activity planned about a week before the stipulated deadline. These individuals tend to consider that those with a preference for Perce
Those with a preference for Perceiving, on the other hand, start planning closer to the deadline. They like to work spontaneously and with higher levels of effort.
Depending on the MBTI® personality type, the pair could negotiate their differences at the beginning of the holiday planning process in order to avoid conflicts.
Use differences in personality type to an advantage
The group, couple or family must identify specific goals that need to be done by the first week of the respective month (deciding the start and end dates of the trip, buy the flights, find a hotel).
People with a preference for Judging need people with a preference for Perceiving to do their part of the planning in their own way. This could mean that the latter is planning a part of the vacation (a list of activities or restaurants) that does not need to be decided early.
The personality type with a preference for Perceiving does not like to plan rigidly and prefers to be open to new options and/or information. So anything that can be planned later (and more at the last minute) works well for them.
Thus, and finally, remember that self-awareness plays a fundamental role in communication in different personality types and that it makes anyone’s job easier.