4 Ways Perceiving Leaders Can Make The Most of Their Strengths

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 01, 2016

One of the biggest sources of workplace conflict shows up in differences on the fourth dimension of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Judging versus Perceiving. A person whose style is "J" will schedule things in advance, organize their work with attention to deadlines and keep their eyes firmly on the goal. A "P" on the other hand, is pretty loose and free wheeling. They like to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to keep their options open until the very last minute, rather than forming a plan ahead of time.

Four Ways for Sensors to Unlock their Creativity

There's a myth that some people are creative and others aren't. This myth is perpetuated everywhere, from the world of art and literature to big business. Marketing departments employ "creatives" to come up with new ideas. Governments rely on "creative consultants" for fresh insights. Yet there's no reason why creativity should be limited to a type or a job description.

5 Reasons Extraverts Are Happier

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 09, 2014

Are people happy because they’re extraverts, or are they extraverts because they’re happy?

Decades’ worth of research has shown that some people tend to enjoy their lives just a little bit more, experiencing higher highs and greater levels of momentary happiness than others. They’re called extraverts. In one study done by Wido G. M. Oerlemans and Arnold B. Bakker, they note:

4 Hot Careers for ESTPs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 13, 2011

ESTPs are persuasive, action-oriented people who love nothing more than to get things done. They thrive on challenge and are able to handle stressful situations with aplomb. ETSPs are the quintessential “just the facts” personality type. They want to get the facts on a situation so that they can take action as quickly as possible to mitigate or improve it. They're logical, quick on their feet and nimble in their minds. Hot careers for ESTPs let these dynamic people show others what they can do.

Personality Type and Office Politics: Introverts and Extroverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 04, 2011

Office politics is an umbrella term that encompasses many things. On one hand, it can refer to behavior whereby coworkers step on their colleagues in the interest of getting ahead at all costs. On the other hand, office politics at its best can describe a dynamic of cooperation, not competition. When colleagues vary in their personality types, understanding and empathy are the keys to cooperation, which enhances office productivity. Introverts and extroverts differ starkly in how they communicate and resolve disputes. Learning about personality typology can be a solid step toward promoting a greater sense of team spirit in an office environment.

Personality Types and Office Politics: Judgers and Perceivers

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.

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.

Personality Type and Communication: ESTP & INFJ

One of the questions I get most from my clients is “How should I deal with someone of X personality type?” Clients are anxious to use their new personality type knowledge to work more effectively with colleagues and bosses, as well as relate better to spouses, children, and friends. Whether at work or at home, good relationships are based on good communication, and it helps to start with some basic knowledge of how different types like to communicate. If you just can’t seem to get anywhere with a particular person, it could be because you’re not appealing to their communication style.

Categories: INFJ, ESTP

Using Your Personality Type to Manage Your Career Change

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.

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