The Importance Of Personality Classifications And Descriptions

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For automobile mechanics, it is of the utmost importance to understand how engines work both as a whole and the role that each individual part plays in making the engine run. In a similar fashion, being a part of a company, a community, or a position of leadership is better accomplished if one understands how the people around them, as well as themselves, are hardwired to function. Understanding personality classifications and preference descriptions is enormously helpful for not only leaders and managers, but also Christians as we strive to love others well. As followers of Jesus, we are explicitly called to first love God above everything else and in all that we do, but secondly we are called to love those around us. The only way to do…show more content…
27). According to the Jung Typology Test, I “have a slight preference for extraversion over introversion (9%)”(P. Test 2016). Therefore, my energy is generally found from outside of myself. As an extravert it is life giving for me to be around other people and to have regular social interactions. It also means that I tend to view the world through an “outwardly directed [and] socially oriented” lens (Kroeger p. 386). I have found this to be true, especially in my personal life. When I spend extended amounts of time alone, I find myself feeling unusually tired and apathetic. In terms of work life, I frequently prefer to work with others and collaborate on things. At William & Mary, my best assignments were always produced when ideas were shared and high levels of communication were…show more content…
I “ have a slight preference of intuition over sensing (6%)”(P. Test 2016). This means that as I gather data I tend to think more figuratively and abstract. I am always “looking for possibilities, meanings, and relationships between and among various things”(Kroeger p. 34). In both my personal and work life I have noticed that I often generate possible outcomes of situations and play them out in my head. I also have a hard time trying not to focus on the future and what is to come instead of the here and now. It is very natural for me to “perceive [an] underlying meaning in what people say or do” (P. Page 2015). This often leads to distraction in school or at
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