Carl Jung Personality Analysis
This preference to focus on the big picture has both helped and challenged my performance at work. An advantage of being an intuitive learner is I am able to recognize the relationship between different actions and results, a critical skill when tasked with leading a project or developing an action plan.
The focus on the big picture can also be a weakness, especially when attempting to explain the big picture to literal learners that need the individual steps laid out for them. The difference in learning styles has made it difficult for me to communicate my expectations or explain new procedures to those of my agents that have a sensing preference instead of an intuitive preference.
T – Thinking A thinker is described as a person who “makes decisions in a rational, logical, impartial manner, based on what they believe to be fair and correct by pre-defined rules of behavior” (The Four Preferences, 2015). This method of decision making it how I make the majority of my decisions, especially at work. Relying on the thinking method of decision making is helpful when I need to ensure my decisions are consistent and based on facts, a requirement when I am underwriting an insurance risk or holding my associates to well-defined company …show more content…
Being an extravert allows me to interact comfortably with the other members of the group and lead when necessary. The ability to see the big picture allows me to provide direction to the group to ensure we do not stray off course. The need to operate out of a structured framework forces me to set smaller goals and deadlines which helps make sure the group ultimately completes the task on time.
Lessons Learned These personality tests have taught me two major lessons about organizational behavior. Firstly, I have learned every individual is different when it comes to where they draw energy, how they gather information, how they make decisions, and how they orient their life (Koeger, Thuesen, & Rutledge, 2002). These differences influence what motivates the individual, how he or she learns new things, and how they arrive at the actions they ultimately take.
Secondly, solely his or her type does not define an individual. As Kroeger, et al., explained in their book Type Talk at Work, individuals are fully capable of exercising their non-preferences; they just prefer to do so privately. This knowledge will help me in understanding how to interact with individuals who have opposite preferences from myself by engaging my non-preferential attributes to find common