Use Of Personality Types

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Organizational Business studies the behavior of individuals as well as teams and how they work and relate to one another in order to accomplish a goal (Robbins & Judge, 2009). One resource that can help aid in this study is through the use of personality tests. Original research that began in the early 1900s by Carl Jung and later expanded by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Meyers, provide testing that can help determine individual inborn personality characteristics. Used by many businesses today to support such functions as Human Resource Departments, department managers, as well as training programs to name a few, knowing a person’s four letter personality type is beneficial in hiring and job placement. Individuals can also use this information to help define their career path or point them in a direction to be more successful in their work environment. Personality preferences include a determination from each pair of traits: Extravert or Introvert, Sensor or Intuitive, Thinker or Feeler and Judger or Perceiver (“The Personality Page”, 2015). Combinations from these eight traits make up 16 different personality types. Understanding your personality type, is the beginning process for increased self-awareness, as well as an avenue for understanding, working, and living with other people and how to have more productive relationships at work…show more content…
ESFJs, like me, would fall into Keirsey’s SJ category dubbed the Guardians (“The Personality Page”, 2015). According to Keirsey, dominant traits of Sensing and Judging combine to make this temperament group’s focus on security. This temperament aligns with “The Personality Page” (2015) listing of ESFJ’s strengths: service-oriented, responsible, money managers. Fittingly, I have always been the bill payer, money manager and volunteer in our family
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