MBTI® Test ENTP Human Resource Managers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Enterprising, Social, Conventional (ESC) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Extraverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceiving (ENTP) MBTI Types enjoy working with people above everything else and generally have a large number of professional and personal contacts. They also tend to have strong analytical tendencies and are able to use these attributes to identify the best of many options. Such personality preferences and innate personal gifts tend to make ENTP MBTI Types a very good fit as human resource managers.

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Human resource managers conduct a variety of tasks meant to ensure that a company’s employees are satisfied in their jobs and that the company is utilizing their skills effectively. HR managers are responsible for maintaining and evaluating benefit and compensation packages, making staffing decisions, and helping new employees feel comfortable in their new positions by giving them comprehensive orientations and being available to answer questions or respond to issues. In addition, HR managers may be in charge of screening applicants for open positions, or circulating calls for applicants. They may also negotiate deals with insurance companies to seal quality benefits packages for their employees.

Human resources managers need to be able to use desktop, notebook, and personal computers, as well as a wide range of different kinds of software to successfully complete their daily tasks. Most software falls into one of the following categories: accounting (e.g., Intuit QuickBooks), Charting software (e.g., AASoftTech), database reporting (e.g., SAP BusinessObjects), Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook), web browsers, email software or interfaces, time accounting software (e.g., Soft Trac Microix, etc.) and more. These technical applications coupled with a solid foundation in communication, English, customer service, and administration give human resource managers all the skills and resources they need to be able to successfully complete their jobs.

Because on a daily basis, they may do everything from doing basic data analysis to supervising employees directly to making judgments that may have legal ramifications, nearly 90% of human resource managers hold either a bachelor’s (68%) or a master’s (18%) degree. In addition to these formal degrees, most HR managers also have a significant amount of work-related experience, often working within the same company for a number of years before becoming a manager. This time in the same company can also help them develop those large networks that make ENTPs so valuable in these positions.

Below are some employment trends for Human Resources Managers:

  • Median wage: $49.41 hourly, $102,780 annually
  • Employment: 103,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 40,600

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References:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)