After taking the abbreviated MBTI test, I find that my personality type is ISTJ, i.e. Introvert, Sensing, Thinking and Judging. I feel that the personality type revealed by the test is more or less accurate.
I believe that my personality type can be a disadvantage when there are things at work that require spontaneous decision making about a variety of events simultaneously. I do things after due planning and taking into consideration all the facts and aspects about something (Nelson, & Quick, 2013, p94).
On the other hand, my personality type can be really advantageous when an analytical job has to be performed, which requires proper research and planning. An example could be doing research for a project, when the accuracy and proper results matter a lot (Nelson, & Quick, 2013, p94).
Considering my personality type, the best way I can learn things is using visual ways, i.e. using the information written on chalkboard, using reading and tapes, by writing things down, making charts and graphs, following directions and solving and analysing things (Nelson, & Quick, 2013, p21).
In a group full of positive affect people with similar backgrounds, a negative affect person can provide a sense of caution. When all the people in a group are of positive affect type, they can be over excited about something which might require more caution and analysis. A negative affect person in this group can provide that sense of caution and help the group attain a greater sense of perspective.
High self monitors can help the organization adjust itself to different situations and conditions. They bring more flexibility and prevent an organization into going in a sense of inertia. People who are low self monitors, on the other hand, can bring more continuity and help an organization in continuing with the set goals and objectives. Both can be effective depending upon the situation.
Nelson, D. L., & Quick, J. C. (2013). Organizational Behaviour: Science, the Real World, and You (8th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage Learning.