Leadership Style And Personality Type

1277 Words Sep 10th, 2016 6 Pages
We each have our own style of leadership. When thinking and learning about different leadership styles, it is hard to pinpoint a distinct style as being our own, especially when the way in which we lead may depend upon so many factors. One way that explains an individual’s leadership style is through personality type. The Northouse Skills Inventory and Leadership Trait Questionnaire were very insightful in helping me understand my leadership style (Northouse, 2016). In addition, I have previously understood my leadership style and personality type through the Myers-Briggs Type Indication (MBTI). The Myers-Briggs Type Indication is a personality inventory to make the theory of psychological types as described by psychologist C.G. Jung more understandable (“The Myers & Briggs Foundation”, n.d). Using the MBTI assessment, I have consistently received the result of ISFJ. This means that I am an introvert, sensor, feeler, and judger.
Being an introvert in a world of extroverts, especially in leadership, is hard. Many see introversion as a bad thing and more leaders are extroverted because they are more aggressive at seizing the opportunities to lead. I find myself to have some extraverted tendencies, but at the end of the day I need to recharge after long hours of social interaction, making me an introvert. As a leader, I would excel at a job where I can have social interaction when I want it, but also have time to be alone. Typically, I avoid the spotlight and I enjoy doing…
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