Personality Types and Change Management
Oct 1 2012

Organizational alignment, managing change, and/or getting ready for company growth is not easy.  Companies who spend time addressing organizational health definitely have a competitive advantage.  One way to help assess health is to help management and everyone on the team understand their strengths and weaknesses.  I’ve written on this blog several times about self analysis and assessments from Strengths Finder 2.0 to career inventory tests to reading tons of articles fiction or non-fiction based.

One tool that many companies and business schools use is Myers-Briggs.  I have taken that assessment 3 times and each time I am an ENTJ.  I recently took it again as part of a management team exercise and my T was softer (probably due to the tons of heart related work I’ve done) and my J was stronger (probably because I’ve had to rely more on my planning skills with 2 kids, working full time, consulting part time, and attempting to work on my music).

Below is an infographic on Myers-Briggs Personality Type and Social Media Usage and here are some other interesting articles having to do with how people process decisions and change:

Ten Reasons People Resist Change

7 Social Psychology Studies to Help You Convert Prospects into Paying Customers

Making Choices: How Your Brain Decides

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6 Comments on “Personality Types and Change Management”

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  3. 3 Jay Rosenberg said at 10:54 AM on October 7th, 2012:

    Interesting, but keep in mind that the four -letter personality types represent vastly different populations. For example all four of the very social xNFx types (ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP) represent just 17%.

    For the politically interested Obama is an INFP, Biden an ENFJ; Romney is an ISTP and Ryan an INTJ. Note Obama and Biden each have an F (feeling, people first oriented decision making) and Romney and Ryan each have a T (thinking, task/goal oriented decision making) which altogether can make the debates all the more interesting to watch.

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  6. 6 Aruni said at 8:40 PM on October 14th, 2012:

    @Jay Rosenberg – Thanks for the additional information. We do lose site of the % of people holding each type. If only more people understood how our president and candidates styles impact how they communicate, maybe people wouldn’t be so divisive in their rhetoric!