The Myers-Briggs® Test and Project Management

Taylor MicaelaMBTI, Personality Type, Project Management

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We all have our own ways of approaching and completing projects, both in the workplace, in our personal lives, in a group, or individually. Learning about how your Myers-Briggs® personality type best handles assignments can help you streamline your process and help you start (and finish) more profitable projects.

For this sixteen-week blog series, we will 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)

Discovering your team’s (or your own) Myers-Briggs® Test type and understanding how each type responds to projects can be very beneficial for your career and workplace. Through uncovering the strengths and weaknesses of each type, you can specifically form teams whose members will play off of the strengths of the others, as well as assess how each person is contributing to the project in his or her own way. You’ll learn who is best at organizing the workflow and energy of a project, who is best at absorbing information discussed, who makes the most concise decisions, and who is best at applying the results of the project to other areas. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Furthermore, aligning Myers-Briggs Test types with the members of a group can give you an overall type consistent with your team’s personalities, allowing you to allocate specific group types to different projects. Different project types can include projects that involve interaction (extraverted), concentration (introverted), taking in details (different realms for sensing and intuition), making decisions (different realms of thinking and feeling), structure (judging) and flexibility (perceiving). (Tucker, 2008, CPP) Depending on your overall type, your group may be best suited for specific aspects of a project or specific projects themselves, and become more efficient when devoting their time to these projects as opposed to others.

With each project type (one discussed each week), you’ll learn how your team is most likely to handle the overall capacity of the project, the framework/time management of the project, the finances of the project, the structure of the project team, the outside influencers of the project, and the results of the project. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to play off of your type’s abilities and weaknesses, while also discovering what outside factors would make your team better as a whole. After you’ve taken the time to learn about your project type’s methods and means for success, you’ll be given examples of how a group with that type navigated certain situations, allowing you to learn from their mistakes and ascertain what missing aspects of your type (i.e. the other letters of MBTI® spectrum) your team should try and work on, and how to make up for the lack of these qualities. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Once you understand the possible trials of your project group and the MBTI types of the project members, you can better structure the timeline and roles of your project to best utilize the abilities of your team.

 

Learn your Myers-Briggs test type’s strengths and weaknesses, and discover how to use both to your advantage with the MBTI test below:

  • MBTI® Decision Making Style Report

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    Utilize your personality’s natural decision-making skills through a better understanding of your mental processes.

    Making quick yet well-thought-out decisions is an essential part of everyday personal and working life. Harnessing your MBTI® personality type’s decision-making skills and understanding how you come to conclusions can give you a new outlook on the processes behind each of your decisions, which you can then apply or work on developing further. With the MBTI Decision-Making Style Report, you’ll learn your Myers-Briggs test type’s strengths and weaknesses, and discover how to use both to your advantage in the long run.

    Download sample MBTI® Decision Making Style Report

Learn how to effectively resolve conflict and work toward fortifying your relationships with the MBTI test below:

  • MBTI_Conflict_Style

    MBTI® Conflict Style Report

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    Use information gained from your personality type to help you solve conflict.

    Conflict may arise in a variety of ways, but oftentimes there’s no avoiding it. By understanding your MBTI® personality type’s preferred methods of solving conflict and by tweaking yourself to be more efficient and adaptable, you can effectively resolve conflict and work toward fortifying your relationships at the same time. You’ll gain insight on how to best deal with conflict and how to come into a conflict with an open mind.

    Download Sample MBTI® Conflict Style Report

Discover your personality type’s ideal stress management techniques to calm your mind and help you on the road to success with the MBTI test below:

  • MBTI_Stress_Man_Reports

    MBTI® Stress Management Report

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    Discover your personality type’s ideal stress management techniques to calm your mind and help you on the road to success.

    Everyone handles stress differently, and much of how people react to and deal with stress has to do with their personality at a base level. By discovering your MBTI® personality type’s preferred methods of stress management and developing these to successfully flush out stress where it isn’t necessary, as well as your stress signs and triggers, you’ll learn how to effectively manage stress and use it to your advantage.

    Download Sample MBTI® Stress Management Report

 

References

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

Click On Your Personality Type Below & Read About Your Project management Style:

ISTJ ISFJ ESTP ESFP
ISTP ISFP ESTJ ESFJ
INFJ INTJ ENFP ENTP
INFP INTP ENFJ ENTJ

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