There are many ways to determine success on the job and identifying personality types is one such way. Based on a series of questions, one can determine preference personality types. These types are our natural preferences and do not always hold true in every situation. One can then use that information to learn more about themselves and their co-workers and how they interact with other people. These types are based on eight traits: Extrovert, Introvert, Sensing, iNtuitive, Thinking, Feeling, Judging, Perceiving. These traits are grouped together into sixteen different personality types (Kroeger, 2002, p. 11). These traits examine how one interacts with people, gathers data, makes decisions, and how orients their lives. There is no right or wrong type, only the knowledge of the preferences of these types in order to succeed in the workplace. Each trait and temperament have it’s positive and negative aspects. General and specific knowledge gained from this project in order to become a better employee, co-worker, and manager will also be discussed.
Keywords: introvert, sensing, thinking, judging, type, trait
ISTJ (Temperament SJ)
According to the Jung Typology Test, I generally associate my personality type as an Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging (ISTJ) (http://www.humanmetrics.com, 2016). An ISTJ falls within the temperament categorized as “The Guardian” (http://www.personalitypage.com, 2016). Keirsey describes the SJ group 's primary…