You already know your MBTI type. You can use this knowledge to understand your own behaviours better, but what’s even more important, you can improve your organization’s performance by utilizing MBTI personality types in managing employees.
It would be easy to jump into conclusion that one type is better than the other, but you need to keep in mind that MBTI model recognizes 16 personality types and each of those types has its own strengths and weaknesses.
By learning more about an employee’s personality type, you can identify your employee’s blind spots and manage your staff effectively.
It starts at the beginning of each task, a „J-person” would rather prepare lists and start projects earlier, while a „P-person” at the same time may seem more lazy, but is just gathering more information before he/she takes action.
You can make communication a lot easier if you find out what the audience understands, for example an INFP person tends to avoid jumping into easy conclusions, such person will perform more effectively when he/she gets information in writing and is given some time to brainstorm and consider all possible consequences.
During meetings an „I-person” isn’t usually eager to speak up, he/she needs time to process the given issue, but that doesn’t mean he/she is disconnected. At the same meeting you may listen to an „E-person” talking about every aspect of the given matter, an „N-person” asking questions regarding its results or a „J-person” wanting for the meeting to be over.
As you can see, there’s no easy way to handle all personality types. A key to a successful HR management is recognizing people’s diversity and trying to develop a strategy to help each individual succeed.
to jump into conclusion – pochopnie wyciągać wnioski
to keep in mind – mieć świadomość
blind spot – martwy punkt
to seem – wydawać się
lazy – leniwy
to gather – zbierać
to take action – podejmować działanie
to brainstorm – zastanawiać się, rozważać, przeprowadzać burzę mózgów
eager – gorliwy, chętny
to process – przetworzyć
disconnected – oderwany
to be over – to finish
to handle – radzić sobie
diversity – różnorodność
Below there is a chart with some of the 16 personality types (according to the MBTI test) and the blind spots related to these types. Choose the action which in your opinion is better in a given situation.
long-term – długoterminowy
impersonal – bezosobowy
task-oriented – zorientowany na zadania
to encourage – zachęcać
individuals = people
purpose – przyczyna
to burn out – wypalić się
overloaded – przeładowany
to blame – winić
practicalities – praktyczność, funkcjonalność
to obey – przestrzegać, być posłusznym
ahead – do przodu
to delay – opóźniać
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ISTP – b; ESTJ – a; ESFJ – a; ENTP – a; INFJ – a; INFP – b