MGT 501 Module1 – SLP
7 May 2015
In this paper I will discuss how the Jung Typology test that I completed before doing this paper. Also I will discuss how my personality type my affect my career and effectiveness at my job.
The results of my Human metrics Jung Typology Test™ were that I was an ISTJ which stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging. My scores in each of the categories were: Introvert (22%), Sensing (25%), Thinking (12%), and Judging (67%). (Leverage Your Personality Type, n.d.) The test revealed that I have a “slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion, a moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition, a slight preference of Thinking over Feeling, and a distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving.” (Leverage Your Personality Type, n.d.) Based on my results, proposed career paths would be: “management, administrative management, accounting, and computer programming.” (Of Interest, n.d)
Identification of Strengths and Weaknesses
One of my main strengths is that due to my preference in two categories being only slight margins, depending on a given situation my responses may be from the opposite category. This means I, at times, can also be extraverted and feeling. In management this would come in quite handy as it would mean that I would feel comfortable in different roles and situations. Another strength that I possess is that due to my introverted preference, “feeling is inferred, or expressed nonverbally, through eye contact, or an encouraging smile.” (ISTJ Description, n.d.) For a manager this is an essential strength as employees look to you to be even-keeled in all situations. If a manager shows too much emotion or all the time, it makes employees uncomfortable. I feel it places more emphasis and importance on the times that you do show emotion. For example, if 3 you congratulate employees all the time it takes the power out of it; whereas if you praise individuals or projects that have truly gone above and beyond expectations it holds more weight. My main weakness would be judging and having “keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility.” (ISTJ Description, n.d.) Since I always follow the specified rules, this can make it hard to relate to others who do not. I also am prone to forming opinions about people based on my perceptions of them and this can leach over into my interactions with them.
Personality Affects Personal Motivation
Knowledge about my personality affects my motivation by allowing me to focus on various areas that I now know that may affect my decisions and perceptions. It also allows me to see why I choose to place myself in certain situations over others. It explains why if given the choice, I would choose to write a detailed memorandum explaining the results of an exercise as opposed to preparing a verbal briefing. This in turn motivates me to go outside of my comfort zone in order to be competitive with others who may not feel the same constraints as I do.
Steps to Accentuate Strengths and Negate Weaknesses
One way to account for my weakness of judgment is to acknowledge that I will have these thoughts and to actively monitor and watch for them and to