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

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INTP Personality Type and Project Management

How we work on projects—both independently and within a group—is largely based on the fundamental components of our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Personality Types. Learning about your MBTI Test Type can help you become more efficient in your projects, more clear about which roles you would best fulfill, and what to avoid in order to continue reaching your goals. Read on to discover how Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Intuition (INTP) Types work in projects.

When it comes to projects, which we will consider “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service” with “a definite beginning and a definite end,” INTP Types prefer to work in groups of incredibly intelligent individuals who come together to reach toward a common goal, often involving taking larger abstract concepts and concentrating them into a definite, concrete object or function. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Myers-Briggs Test INTP Types are in-the-moment learners, using each step along the way of their process as an opportunity to define the next step, requiring them to be accommodating and occasionally causing problems with a lack of definitive steps and jobs. They are very open-minded to new and improved methods and ideas to continue their project through its lifetime, and are therefore often considered inventive. They are logical thinkers, using a wealth of knowledge to cut to the core of a problem should one come about. They think of solutions in terms of the big picture, which can sometimes mean that details and important smaller concepts may go unseen. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Although INTP Types often work in groups of people similar to themselves and their level of intelligence, their inherent introverted nature can cause them to come off as impersonal to both the people they are working with and the people they are working for. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Applying this knowledge to a Myers-Briggs INTP’s project performance and habits is very important, and by tweaking a few common unintentional problem areas, INTP Types will become more connected to their work and more efficient in its completion. For example, developing a personal report with those invested in the project is increasingly important, as their input can change the outcome of a project altogether. Furthermore, it also behooves INTP types working on projects to develop more straightforward and clearly defined schedules, duties, roles, and needs, allowing them and their group members to waste no time or extra energy on superfluous tasks. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

If you are an Myers-Briggs Test INTP Type, learning more about your project management qualities can greatly help you solve problems independently and in group settings. Oftentimes, INTP Types get so caught up in the bigger concepts that they fail to even complete the original project they began. Tweaking your interpersonal communication skills and your lack of attention to detail can really go far in helping you become more efficient, innovative, and proficient project members, which will help your workplace output, your interpersonal relationships, your simple problem-solving techniques, and you ability to use your intelligence and strengths to create the greatest possible final product. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

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

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