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

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INFP Personality Type and Project Management

Your personality type can say a lot about you, including how well you work in projects and what kinds of roles or projects you would enjoy working on. Educating yourself on your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Personality Type can help you realize your potential in project situations. This week, we’ll learn about projects and the Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Intuition (INFP) Myers-Briggs® Test Type.

We define a project as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service,” with “a definite beginning and a definite end.” (Tucker, 2008, CPP) INFP Types often take on projects that encompass the values of bettering humanity. They believe that these kinds of projects are best completed by a group of individuals working toward the same goal in a devoted fashion.

INFP Personality Types enjoy working on projects that have flexible outcomes—they like their progress to go off in its own direction and into different fields, making beneficial contributions as they go, but still helping the original plan come to fruition. However, because of this, INFP Types can occasionally have a skewed vision of what supplies they will need to reach their goal, with each branch of the project evolving on its own. Their flexibility is still admirable when it comes to reacting to the opinions and thoughts of those invested in their project, especially when newcomers come on board with different plans than originally proposed. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

INFP Types enjoy the team-effort component that comes with projects, finding that the mutual investment and collective brainstorming helps them come to conclusions and learn more as they go along. They often work hard to steer clear of arguments and disagreements, trying to stop problems before they start. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

INFP’s  are efficient when it comes to delivering on their plans, which can occasionally hold an underlying deficiency in quality for the sake of quantity. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the products or services aren’t thought out—it just means that there is the risk of INFP Types rushing through the production stage. This deficiency in the details needs to be tackled head-on by INFP’s, and they need to learn to focus on the small things as well as the ever-developing bigger picture. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Additionally, INFP Personality Types may miss some of the details in their project, but they do notice when problems in the project plan arise (unrelated to personnel), and are adept at conquering these predicaments in a logical manner. This goes back to their flexible nature, with the ability to thoroughly understand what is asked of them and finding a succinct and creative plan to fulfill the dreams and wishes of those who are invested in the project. The only danger of this flexibility is if the INFP Type gets too caught up in making everyone happy, which can cause the project to never fully see its own end—just constantly growing and widening in scale. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

By embracing their strengths and working on their divergence of conflict and diverted attention to detail, Myers-Briggs Test INFP Types can become more efficient and wider thinking in project groups.

References

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

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