Personality type assessment
Having done Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test, I realized that I have an ENTJ personality type. I prefer extraversion as opposed to introversion and am also intuitive. This personality implies that thinking is preferred as instead of relying on feelings. A judging attitude is preferred over perception. There are very few people possessing this personality, as they constitute only three percent of the population(Di Fabio &Palazzeschi, 2009). Often times, persons with this personality make very good leaders and entrepreneurs(Truity.com, 2012).
Strengths of This Personality in the Workplace
Persons with the ENTJ personality are very efficient in the tasks that they do, and expect the same from others. This is part of the reason why they become very reliable leaders and make successful entrepreneurs. They tend to view inefficiency as a demonstration of laziness and irrationality, an impediment to the attainment of goals they have assigned themselves (Di Fabio & Palazzeschi, 2009). Rather that get tired from work, the ENTJ personalities get energized by it. Progress towards their goal serves as fuel to work even harder to achieve them and set other the bar higher.
Moreover, they are very strong-willed and do not falter in the face of challenges, no matter how big (Truity.com, 2012). They always have their focus on the end result making obstacles irrelevant to them. These persons are strategic thinkers and this makes them think of not only the momentary events, but to see the project as a whole and resolve any issue at any stage (Heyward, 1998). They are also able to pre-empt crises and resolve them in their infancy. Lastly, people with ENTJ personality are very charismatic and inspiring (Davis & Subkoviak, 1975). This endears them to other workers and makes them get selected into leadership positions.
Weaknesses of This Personality
The confident exhibited by the ENTJs can go overboard and make them stubborn to the ideas of others, especially if they seem contrary to their goals. They might want to dominate the decision making process and give little attention to the opinion of others. Given leadership positions, these persons are likely to exhibit dictatorial behaviors (Truity.com, 2012). They tend to be intolerant of ideas that are based on emotional considerations. Impatience with other employees in making of decisions is common for ENTJs, and they often mistake contemplation for stupidity (Heyward, 1998). They are poor at expressing their emotions, choosing to suppress them instead. At the same time, they tend to be scornful of the emotions of others, especially in instances where there are confrontations. The expressed single mindedness in pursue of efficiency makes them out of touch with the sensitivities of their colleagues making them get viewed as cold and ruthless individuals.
Careers compatible with this personality
The qualities possessed by ENTJs make them fit very well as business leaders and entrepreneurs. They have admirable authority that makes them get things done and have the capacity to control people in an organization (Heyward, 1998). They will not hesitate to point out the faults of others and set strict standards for themselves and others. This makes them good corporate strategists and respectable persons in careers pertaining to law such as lawyers and judges. Being able to communicate clearly and concisely, they make excellent business administrators(Davis & Subkoviak, 1975). They have a persisting thirst for knowledge that qualifies them as potential university professors.
I have realized that I have a
personality that makes me a very effective potential
leader in business. I will use this test to work on the strengths of my personality
and develop competencies to counter my weaknesses. It is my hope that with
that, I will be able to provide effective leadership in the organization.
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