Myers Briggs Personality Traits

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This paper discusses the different preferences of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. It explains each of the 4 pairs of personality preferences and relates them to my specific personality profile, INTP. In addition, the Type Talk at Work textbook is used to examine the relationship between the Meyer’s Brigg Personality profiles and organizational behavior. Also discussed are the takeaways from the Personality profiles that I have learned and that will have an effect on me as a member of an organization.
Meyers Briggs Personality Profiles
The Four pairs of preferences of the Myers-Briggs personality test are Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I), Sensing (S) and Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Feeling (F), and Judging (J) and Perceiving (P). People have a combination of one the two pairs of each and are categorized into 1 of 16 personality profiles. Extraversion and Introversion, is used to identify how people relate to the rest of the world. Sensing and Intuition deals with how a person processes information. The Thinking and Feeling pair deals with how people make decisions. Finally, Judging and Perceiving deal with how individuals structure their decision making.
After taking the Meyers Briggs Personality Test myself,
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There are two main aspects of the personality profiles that I took away from the book Type Talk at Work. The first takeaway is the ability to understand what makes personality preferences can have a positive or negative impact on leadership. President Nixon, an INTJ, had a powerful world vision and strategy which made him an exceptional foreign policy leader. However, Nixon’s introversion may have led the secrecy and espionage that ultimately led to his downfall (Kroeger, Thuesen, & Rutledge, 2002). Therefore, it is important for leaders to understand their personality preferences and how they affect their organization or career

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