Myers-briggs Type Indicator and Group Essay examples

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Week Five Memo Giovannina McGrath September 22, 2014 Jason Miller

In accordance with the company’s initiative toward entering a new marketplace, I have been asked to create this memo. Recently, I have been paired into a team with the assignment to meet the goals and expectations of the company. I, Nina McGrath, will team with Tamara, Brandon in order to attain the goals assigned to our group. We share a lot of similarities, while at the same time, maintain a status of being diverse individuals. By looking at the type of people we are, I think the best approach for us would be along the lines of a democratic atmosphere around our ideas around leadership.
First let’s briefly discuss our personality traits based on our Jungian Personality Assessments. I am an ENFP! Which simply means I am people oriented creative and highly optimistic with a possible career as publicist, research assistant, playwright, restaurateur, columnist, conflict or mediator. Brandon – is an INFP which states the following personality characteristics, he is reserved, creative, and highly idealistic with possible career choices as an architect, journalist, educational consultant, missionary, actor, artist, poet. This would be very useful in a team environment. Tamara is an INTJ. People with the INTJ personality type are serious, analytical and perfectionistic. They look at a problem or idea from multiple perspectives and systematically analyze it with objective logic, discarding things that turn out to be problematic, and evolving their own understanding of something when new information turns out to be useful. There is no other personality type who does this as naturally as the INTJ. They are natural scientists and mathematicians. Once given an idea, they are driven to understand it as thoroughly as possible. They usually have very high standards for their own understanding and accomplishments, and generally will only value and consider other individuals who have shown that they meet or surpass the INTJ's own understanding on a given issue. INTJs value clarity and conciseness, and have little esteem for behaviors and attitudes that are purely social. Social "niceties" often seem unnecessary and perhaps even ingenuine to the INTJ, who is always seeking to improve their substantive understanding. INTJ's highly value social interaction that is centered around the meaningful exchange of ideas, but they usually dismiss the importance of being friendly or likeable in other social contexts, and they are likely to be uncomfortable with interactions that are primarily emotional, rather than logical. INTJs value structure, order, knowledge, competence, and logic. Above all, they value their own ideas and intuitions about the world. An INTJ's feeling of success depends primarily upon their own level of understanding and accomplishment, but also depends upon the level of structure in their life, and their ability to respect the intelligence and competence of those who share their life.
The similarities of our group can allow for an easier time for agreement on various subjects. However, the differences in approach between us will help illuminate what the main issues are; that need addressing. Brandon and I are very creative on our toes for solutions, we sometimes are willing to take risks that could be detrimental to the company without our knowing. Any idea that pops up can be disputed and dissected for its pros and cons by Tamara giving value to the group is that she’s highly analytical. Whatever idea the group decides to agree on, Brandon is convincing enough to sell the ideas to fellow employees for support and execution, our managers for approval and to our customers for patronage. However, Tamara won’t just promote any type of idea that we, as a group, come up with. It needs to make sense and be the best possible product for the group. Now this is not to state that Brandon can’t convince people to…