How Does Your Personality Shape Your Workplace Effectiveness?

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How does your personality shape your workplace effectiveness?
Introduction
Research concerning the relationship between personality and effectiveness is highly conducted within the framework of MBTI. I think, as a management student, if I want to increase my managerial skills, first of all I must be aware about my own personality type. Personality orientation will help me to understand my behavior as well as my needs and motives. I can construct my future plan on the basis of this dynamic awareness. As very rightly quoted by Myers I. B. that “the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.” I can be able to overcome my weaknesses and reinforce my strengths if
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It depends upon various situational factors which conflict model we choose. Undoubtedly, the deep understanding of this well accepted model will improve my effectiveness by identifying attitude of subordinates and will help me to choose the right model to solve the disputes.
Review of Literature
Lots of research has been carried out in the field of personality and management. The word personality was effectively used by MaDougall in his book Of the words character and personality in 1932. After that the world personality occupy its position in business literature.
Carl Jung had introduced the typological theory in his popular book Psychological Types (1923). According to this theory, the individual behavior influenced by the psychological stage of a person. Carl identify four major psychological functions: sensation, intuition, feeling and thinking. One of these four stages is lead the behavior of a person most of the time, how he experiences the world and how he reacts in different situations.
Further research was carried out by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. They had constructed a structured approach to personality assessment which popularly known as MBTI. The Briggs Myers Type Indicator Handbook was published in 1944. In their book, Myers et al further illustrate the sixteen different personality types.
Garrety, Badham, & Morrigan (1990) suggested that if a person knows his own type it become easy to manage personal role as well as
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