My Leadership Styles By Completing Different Personality Tests
NURS 4020 Section 03, Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare)
June 5, 2015
Nursing Leadership Theory
A leader is defined as, “someone who uses interpersonal skills to influence others to accomplish specific goals” (Sullivan, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my leadership styles by completing different personality tests. Also, the author will complete a leadership analysis on someone I view as an effective and efficient leader.
I completed the Myers-Briggs personality test. The test was simple and didn’t take long to complete. At the completion of the questions, I was noted to be an ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging) type. Characteristics of this type include; honest, direct, decisive, efficient, systematic, dedicated, responsible, strong-willed, organized, reliable, value tradition and stability, committed and trustworthy. Strengths were outlined as follows:
“ISTJs may seem reserved at first, but are very likeable once others get to know them. They have their own brand of humor, and others are drawn to their open and honest nature. They always try to be straightforward with others, a trait that others often appreciate, and rarely sugarcoat things. ISTJs value security and stability, and expect others to follow through on their responsibilities. They hold themselves and others to high moral standards”