Lately, I have many new hiring in office so I start to dig deeper again about MBTI. According to wikipedia The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions.
I personally use it a lot to make decision wether or not I hire someone. I just less than 30 minutes interview I need to decide wether or not someone will be a good fit in my company culture or not. So quickly judge someone into one from 16 personalities in MBTI becoming an efficient way for me.
I believe that there is no superman employee, but I rather look for the collaboration that happen in the team while they work together to reach one goal. For me I have I-N-(T/F)-J rather balance between T and F, which shortly I can explain like this :
- I (Introvert) : I speak a little and prefer to think or getting some idea through silence.
- N (iNtuitive) : I look for opportunity, looking for future instead of current condition. kind of gambler.
- T (Thinking) : I rather use logical reason than thinking about concerning other people feels.
- J (Judging) : I prefer some to work to gain some closure about something, and having organized & structured explanation or being able to explain the closure I gain in organized & structured explanation.
My secret way, is to map the people in my team with a balance composition of 16 personalities, and also try to match the jobdesc with the personality.
For example, my preference for software developer position I will prefer to have some one with I and T personality.
Here some brief explanation I found that can explain each 16 MBTI personalities in one sentence.
Myers–Briggs Type Indicator
INTP – they can out-think the rest of us
ENTP – they can solve the worlds problems
ENTJ – they get stuff done
INTJ – they are the master planners
INFP – they build bridges between us all
ENFP – they are our spirit and soul – freedom
ENFJ – they are our moral guidance – the right and the wrong
INFJ – they are there when you really need someone
ISFJ – they make civilisation, stability and home
ESFJ – they are the social leaders
ESFP – they are the fun and the living of life
ISFP – they are the art and the beauty
ISTP – they are the perfection of plan and action
ESTP – they are communication and relationships
ESTJ – they are the masters of our systems
ISTJ – they are the soft-spoken drivers of our systems