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Understanding Personality, Perception, and Human Behaviour with Peter Smyth, Psychologist

June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Series on Character – Part 1

Drawing on decades of experience in psychology and personal assessments, Peter will facilitate a discussion for authors on how you can use personality types to build 3-D characters. Each individual’s unique combination of personality traits impacts how they react to situations, interact with others and make decisions. Understanding how various aspects of personality can impact a person’s behaviour can help authors build characters that are recognizable, real and truly human.


Peter SmythPeter J. Smyth has over thirty-five years of experience in the fields of social work, mental health, adult education, and organizational consultation. He holds numerous qualifications in the various areas of group work, leadership, coaching, emotional intelligence, personal and group assessment, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. He is accredited in the administration and facilitation of the globally recognized Lumina Learning systems. Peter is a senior consultant with EduVision Inc., through which he brings his skills to the assistance of a wide range of corporate clients.

Peter is the director of the Counseling Institute in Woodbridge, Ontario, where he practices relational psychotherapy as well as executive coaching. He has been a professor at York University for the past thirty-two years and has taught at three other universities. As a corporate consultant and coach, Peter has worked with a wide variety of organizations in both the private and public sectors, and he also provides consultancy services to a number of health-care and educational institutions. He is committed to personal and cultural transformation through the development of consciously collaborative environments that are motivational and responsive to both human and organizational needs for growth.

Peter has written numerous articles in the areas of leadership, psychology, and group work. His latest, co-authored book, Reflective Leaders and High-Performance Organizations (2012)shows the reciprocal nature and critical importance of obtaining a balance between tasks and relationships.  He brings both wit and wisdom to his work.

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June 10, 2017
1:00 am - 4:00 pm


Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room
40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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