How The 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success On The Job

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In actively engaging and interacting with our coworkers, the comradery of the activity is often times overshadowed by an artificial sense of power and perceived personal indifferences. In today’s work force environment understanding the personality types’ of our coworkers should be everything but unfortunately it is one of the most overlooked components in which we struggle with daily. Sadly, this is an issue that is becoming far to common within many organizations. Organizational leaders are now finding themselves in the midst of workplace turmoil, seeking the appropriate solution to effectively help those on their team find a happy medium. Otto Kroeger’s book Type Talk At Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job (2002) introduces us to the concept of Type watching. Type watching can be described as a professional approach to name-calling (Kroeger, 2002). It is ultimately a tool that helps us to see the silver lining in the importance of bridging the gap between fulfilling the covenant and effectively reaching those we encounter in the work place. From this book and its accompanying resources, such as the Keirsey Temperament System and, we were able to learn that as organizational leaders, there is no greater resource than identifying the strengths and weaknesses of our own personalities (Kroeger, 2002). As colleagues, it is the duty of each of us to ensure that we are contributing to a positive work atmosphere. Understanding…

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