The Myers-Briggs® Test INFJ Personality Type and Project Management

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INFJ Personality Types and Project Management

Project groups can have an overall Myers-Briggs® test type, much like individuals, which is called a Project Type. These Project Types work toward completing “a temporary endeavor, undertaken to create a unique product or service,” with “a definite beginning and a definite end,” meaning that each project type approaches and completes their project differently. (Tucker, 2008, CPP) For example, read on to see how Introverted Intuition and Extraverted Feeling (INFJ Types) project types work best, and how they can improve their techniques and abilities.

Relatable Thinking – Outside the Box

INFJ Personality/Project Types are considerate and concentrated abstract thinkers. They don’t dwell too much on the minute details of certain things. Their decisions are made based on the beliefs and opinions of the group, intertwining their own wants and needs with those of the consumer of their project’s end-result and those financing the project, working hard to make everyone happy. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

INFJ Type projects often involve working in an organized and steadfast fashion toward a specific goal, usually involving a creation that can help others complete a task or improve their overall wellbeing. They approach the other members of their team with this compassionate nature, with everyone working together for a common good.

A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place

MBTI INFJ Project Types are often are very structured and organized when it comes to fully defining roles, timetables, expenses, and goals. They take pride in finishing their end of the bargain on time and in thinking outside the box toward the future of the product’s success. Because they are so highly organized and focused on forthcoming goals, individuals with the INFJ Personality Type will often structure their project roles and leadership duties around the future career needs and goals of those in the group. Unfortunately, occasionally this makes it difficult for INFJ Types to delegate the duties that no one wants to take responsibility for, and they may slip through the cracks. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

The concept-driven core of the Myers-Briggs Test INFJ Types project philosophy can also mean that specific pertinent details are missed, which can affect the end product that the group is working toward. Similarly, they may choose to not dwell on the smaller, unattractive tasks that need to be completed (even though they are highly important), causing them to skip a step or not fully complete one of their duties. INFJ Types can also choose to avoid disagreements or anything that may start a quarrel, meaning that they ignore these shortcomings.

A Few Words of Wisdom for INFJ’s

To better these situations and to become a more effective team, Myers-Briggs Test INFJ’s should take on problems head-on yet sensibly, and understand that there will only be more problems if these matters aren’t settled. It also behooves them to find a more objective way of solving conflict so that no one’s feelings are hurt in the process. Lastly, with their inherent adherence to their beliefs, opinions, and ideas, the INFJ Type can also benefit from keeping an open mind to other incoming information that could help augment the project, even if it isn’t necessarily part of the structured plan that they began with.

References

Introduction to Type and Project Management. (Jennifer Tucker, 2008, CPP Inc.)

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