The Characteristics Of The Myers Briggs Type Indicator

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The Myers Briggs Type Indicator was an eye opener for me, not only in the sense of leadership, but in the sense of who I am as a person. After analyzing the results, I was impressed with how much this survey matched my personality. With people having different types of personalities, there is going to be different types of leadership. My four letter personality type is ESFJ. This is a sensing type and stands for: extraverted feeling with sensing. Those four letters explain that my personality involves my feelings to be dominant and extraverted, where as my sensing is supplementary and introverted. In general, people with ESFJ personalities’ are conscious and collaborative. ESFJ personalities place their feelings first, which allows for cooperation …show more content…
To begin with, extraversion people focus on the outer world and people. They often express their ideas and emotions and communicate openly with others. Being outgoing and energetic is often a characteristic of extraversion people, which can lead to quickly getting tasks done. I feel that being extraversion is an essential quality when working in the education field. For a school to be successful it needs collaboration from all positions, especially leadership positions. Being an extraversion person means that most of the time I feel comfortable leading groups. Although being outgoing is beneficial for collaboration, it can also have negative ramifications. Sometimes being so excited about a task could lead to jumping into things without thinking about them. As a leader, I have to remember to slow down and think things through; understanding the consequences and possible outcomes is crucial to a successful plan. I will need to allow time for planning and brainstorming, rather than rushing into an …show more content…
Having feelings is essential when being a leader. No body wants to work for an administrator who has no feelings about their staff. A leader must show they care and believe in their employees, if not the employees will not want to support or work for the leader. However, having this feeling personality trait could hinder my ability to effectively give consequences to my staff. ESFJ’s are known to make decisions based off concerns for others; they think more about how something will personally impact that person. If I let this happen I would be forgetting what is important for the students and the school as a

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