Personality Types and Office Politics: Judgers and Perceivers

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 28, 2011

Judgers and Perceivers differ significantly in how they make decisions and approach their lives. Where Judgers prefer structure and routine, Perceivers thrive on spontaneity and possibilities. These differences in style can cause clashes in the workplace. Office politics often gets a bad rap for amounting to nothing more than a collection of cut-throat behaviors, whereby some people try to advance themselves at the expense of others. It needn't be that way, however. Office politics can be conceived as a system in which people work together to accomplish goals, and understanding personality typology as it applies to Judgers and Perceivers constitutes a great start.

4 Hot Careers for ESFPs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 23, 2011

As spontaneous individuals who live for the present moment, ESFPs yearn to connect with people and make positive differences in their lives. They love having fun, being in the spotlight and making others laugh. ESFPs chafe at regimented schedules and thrive on spontaneity. Hot careers for ESFPs are those that allow these free-spirited, gregarious people opportunities to see, moment by moment, tangible results of their heartfelt efforts to help people.

Federal Law Enforcement Jobs for Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 27, 2010

As a result of the current recession, more and more people are looking toward the Federal Government for a good, steady job. Many young people graduating college are interested in pursuing a career that makes a difference, both for individuals and for the country. The Federal Government is doing massive hiring in several mission critical areas, among them security and protection. This category includes Federal law enforcement jobs, such as working as a Special Agent for the FBI, CIA, ATF, or Secret Service.

Using Your Personality Type to Manage Your Career Change

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 20, 2010

Whether your interest in a job change has been prompted by dissatisfaction with your current role or rumors of impending layoffs, the prospect of identifying and jumping into a different career can definitely feel overwhelming. However, this is a challenge that most professionals will face at least once in their working lives – data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that American workers change jobs an average of seven times over the course of their careers.

Extroverts More Confident About Communication Skills

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 23, 2010

Extroverts are more likely to perceive themselves as good communicators than are Introverts, a study led by Donald Loffredo at the University of Houston has found. In this survey of communication style and personality type, researchers discovered significant correlations between various aspects of communication and the preference scales of Extroversion/Introversion, as well as Thinking/Feeling and Sensing/Intuition.

Productivity Tips for Perceivers

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 23, 2010

In today's labor market, maximizing your productivity is more important than ever. Whether you're trying to survive a round of layoffs or just working with fewer support staff than usual, making the most of your time is essential. However, maximizing productivity is something we all do in different ways. Some of us are inclined to micromanage our time, scheduling every minute of the day and adhering closely to lists and schedules. If you're familiar with personality type concepts, you probably recognize these people as Judging types.

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