Few weeks ago, I shared the Tree personality type used by psychologists. This time, I'll share something I learned from my Organizational Behavior and Process class: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, an expansion of Carl Jung’s ideas about personality types.
You may use this activity as a springboard if you deliver a training, or an ice breaker when you start a meeting or a six sigma work-out. Take note of the personality types of your project sponsors, green belts, and executives. This might help you understand how to flex with other people in your organization.
Although not as comprehensive as when you take it with a licensed practitioner, this test is a good place to start. Enjoy!
Worldview: Extroversion (E) or Introversion (I)
i.e. would you rather play with your pals or hang out at home with a book?
Information: Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
i.e. when taking in something new, do you prefer to take it simply, at face value or interpret / add meaning based on your gut?
Decisions: Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
i.e. when making up your mind about something, do you primarily rely on logic and structure, or do you gravitate towards emotion and empathy?
Structure: Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
i.e. would you rather things in your life to be decided and set, or do you like to stay open to whatever options might come along?
The experts say that you are the best equipped to identify your own type, so for a quick analysis you can just choose your side of the above questions and string together those letters for your type. Then, find the species of animal who corresponds below and see if you can relate…