How does my personality type affect my career and effectiveness at my job?
Refer to the required and optional readings for this module, and any other materials
which will help you in understanding personality styles and how they affect
organizational effectiveness. Bring in at least two sources from your module to add
depth to your discussion (citing the materials and including them in your Reference
section). Remember to follow Trident’s guidelines for masters-level writing. (See The
Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper.)
� Complete the assessment according to the guidelines and include the actual results in
an Appendix at the end of your paper.
� Be sure to clearly discuss the following in your essay:
o What did the test reveal about you?
o What can you infer from this test about your strengths and weaknesses?
o How does what you have learned from your module background materials about your
personality type affect your motivation? Is this limited to a specific type of situation?
o What specific steps can you take to increase your strengths and build up weaknesses?
Based on the Jung typology personality test, I lie within the introverted sensing feeling
judging (ISFJ) see Appendix 1. According to Vernon (2014), personality plays a vital role in
determining how we handle our careers and relationships (p. 2). Based on my personality
trait, I have a strong sense of responsibility that makes it easier for me to promptly respond to
different situations at the workplace. I am a fast learner when it comes to grasping new
concepts linked to my job description hence making me an effective employee at the place of
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work. The loyalty aspect is deeply ingrained in me making it easier for me to command trust
from my colleagues and supervisors at the place of work.
I am in tune with my feelings an aspect that makes able to provide a caring perspective and a
listening ear to my colleagues. The aspect makes it easier for me to always be informed of the
current occurrence in the workplace. Furthermore, it provides me with an opportunity of
handling problems before they escalate or providing reasonable suggestions to my fellow
The test does reveal that I am introverted, more inclined towards sensing over intuition,
feeling over thinking and judging over perceiving. I am reliable and hardworking when it
comes to performing various tasks that require my attention. I am loyal and value trust and
commitment when it comes to personal and works relationships. I am very observant and
have a very active imagination that is quite beneficial when making decisions that will impact
many people. Furthermore, I can also say that I am patient and supportive to those around
me. I believe that we all need people around us to bring out the best in one another.
Despite my strengths, I have a number of weaknesses that limit me from achieving my full
potential. The most prominent one is that I am reserved and humble an aspect that makes it
easier for various opportunities to surpass me. Secondly, I have a very thin line when it
comes to setting boundaries in my life. This makes me take various situations too personal
that end up crowding my professional and personal relations. Thirdly, I hardly express what I
am feeling with ease an aspect that increases my frustration levels.
Fourthly, I prefer routine to change, the reason for this is that, change is unpredictable and
does make me anxious. I more inclined in having control on various aspects occurring in my
life to enable me to plan, though change is good I often view it as a disruption. Lastly, I am a
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perfectionist and prefer handling the task on my own to delegating. The aspect does increase
my workload, which in the end does result in high-stress levels.
According to Redmond and Bower (2015), job satisfaction refers to a situation where
employees have a positive feeling when it comes to their job activities. High levels of job
satisfaction take different forms based mainly on ones’ personality. ISFJ personality gets
more satisfaction from organizations that are well established, they have clearly defined
responsibilities, and are service oriented (Lin, 2015).
In my case, I more attracted to the service sector where I get to see my work impact other
people’s lives. I find it as a way of seeing change the world in my own small way. When I am
presented with an opportunity to work in a team I opt for the practical and pragmatic
communication style. The style is beneficial as it helps all the members to effectively
contribute hence coming up with sound strategize. In addition, as indicated in the paragraph
above on ways of improving my weakness, team communication will reduce my reserved
personality. Furthermore, it will increase my courage when it comes to voicing my
perceptions on various issues.
Motivation takes two major forms that are monetary and non-monetary. My personality
clearly inclines more towards the non-monetary than the monetary rewards, based on the
various motivation books that I have read; I can easily say that I am most motivated when I
handle the challenging task. I am more fulfilled when I am in the mix of doing difficult
activities that require the input of my creativity. Furthermore, I am also motivated when my
efforts are rewarded and least motivated when I have to work under constant supervision.
Finally, I find motivation in flexible working hours that enable me to spend time with family
and friends while still meeting my obligations.
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In order for me to increase my strengths and work on my weaknesses, I need to read a lot of
books that focus on various types of personalities. Understanding the people I interact with
will help me project myself in a positive manner. In addition, I need to find a good counsellor
who can help me learn to express my feelings. Furthermore, I need to start engaging in
different organization activities that will reduce my shyness. Lastly, I need to learn how to
delegate activities the aspect will reduce my perfectionism and provide me with an
opportunity to form stable relationships.
I have learned that personality plays a significant role in influencing not only my perception
in life but also my career choices. I am pleased that I have learned about my strengths and
weakness that I can use to my advantage in different activities in my life. Finally, the
assignment has given me an opportunity to incorporate the lessons readings on ways to stay
motivated and derive job satisfaction at my workplace.
ISFJ Careers. (2017). Humanmetrics.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017,
Lin, E. (2015). ISFJ Careers: Finding the right job fit. Personality Central.
Redmond, B.F. & Bower, C. P. (2015). Job satisfaction. In Work Attitudes and Job
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Vernon, P. E. (2014). Personality Assessment (Psychology Revivals). A Critical Survey.