The Importance Of Personality Types

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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 …show more content…
An ISTJ falls within the temperament categorized as “The Guardian” (http://www.personalitypage.com, 2016). Keirsey describes the SJ group 's primary objective as "Security Seeking" (http://www.personalitypage.com, 2016). Kroger describes SJs’ information gathering process as practical and realistic with a desire for organization and structure with a slogan of “Don’t fix what ain’t broke” (Kroger, 2002, pp. 57-58). This would be an accurate description of how I like to gather and process information and tasks. I like to make lists of lists in order to help with organization, but at times thing can be a hindrance for some flexibility and creativity. Kroger also state SJs are not very patient (Kroger, 2002, p. 58) and that is definitely me and is a known weakness of my personality type. This weakness is exemplified in my worldview and the belief in a personal Creator being, tend to believe in eternal timeless values like love, justice, goodness and evil (Fisher, 2012, slide 6). I tend not take into account the feelings of things like love for one another or seeing the good in everyone. I will tend to discard those feelings for concrete tangible facts to make determinations in my personal and professional life and in hindsight has not always been the right …show more content…
19). Sensors have a tremendous respect for facts, laws and traditions, expect the same from others, and have a strong sense of duty (http://www.personalitypage.com, 2016), which describes me very well. I prefer facts and making business decisions on the facts that I have available to me at the time. I also prefer to focus on the current situation and not think too far ahead (Kroger, 2002, p. 19-20). I often use the saying “Plan early, plan often,” to help me stay focused in on current tasks and not get too far ahead of myself. I tend to find comfort in the facts, laws, and traditions to help make decisions, in an attempt for equality and impartiality during the decision-making process. Gathering data through sensing does have its weaknesses. I feel it can pigeon hole or stymie creativity by not being open to new or other ideas. At times I am unable to see the forest because I am concentrating too much on the tree (Kroger, 2002, p. 20). I find myself often not enjoying life because I am too busy being involved in whatever is right in front of me and not taking the time to enjoy what I have instead of striving for all the things I do not

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