There's something that bothers me on a daily basis. David Allen would tell me that it's been taking up psychic RAM in my mind, but I've made excuses to myself for not writing it down because I couldn't see where it would go (Cardinal GTD sin: I should've written it down simply to get it off of my mind). Well, better late than never. Somewhere an angel just got its wings.
Here it goes: I haven't encountered enough Sensors on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator who are using MindManager and ResultsManager. I'd love, absolutely love to tell you otherwise. But from my vantage point there is a clear user majority in the Intuitive Category. Further, the survey carried out in the Yahoo! MindManager group came away with INTJ being the most common respondent, so I've got one quantitative finding supporting my hunch that there is a lack of Sensors in the mapping community. Granted, I want all the Intuitives in the world using visual productivity tools, but Intuitives without Sensors is something of a cake without icing proposition (who else will tell Intuitives to get their heads out of the clouds besides Sensors? ;) ).
I've noticed that Sensors are some of the absolute strongest users of the products. They have some of the most brilliantly detailed and well-organized maps you will ever encounter, and tend to be very good at systematizing their usage. And getting Sensors involved with mapping is of huge benefit to Intuitives because when they are matched up with such detail-oriented thinkers, you get some serious, kick-ass synergy. The Intuitives can dream big, and the Sensors can reign in their huge concepts with details and a healthy dose of reality: The forest is illustrated (Intuitives) and created (Sensors applying logic with Intuitives sometime squirming), with each tree lovingly maintained (Sensors).
So please, go out and tell a Sensor friend about MindManager and ResultsManager. I'd love to see a debate in the mapping community about what will get more Sensors involved in the use of visual productivity tools. Perhaps as users continue to discover that the MindManager environment supports Excel links (what I've noticed to be a strong Sensor tool), the number of Sensors will increase.