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What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type??

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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 05:34
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ENTJs.

Great careers for ENTJs

Feels like a horoscope. It's so general, there is always some truth. (sorry to be so critical, I hate to be categorized by a mere test. I'd say my personality is a little more complex)


This I agree with. One list I saw had both my current profession as well as where I wanted to go in the future. This was a list I saw right after I took the test, so I was thinking "wow, that test was pointless".
However, if you go past the career choices and read about the personality, some things made a lot of sense - I felt like - finally someone who understands me...LOL.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 08:48
ENTP

Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is ENTP.
Entrepreneur
Investment banker
Venture capitalist
Outplacement consultant
Management / marketing consultant
Copywriter
Radio/TV talk show host
Political manager
Real estate developer
Actor
Strategic planner
University / college president
Motivational speaker
Internet marketer
Advertising creative director

Was interested in all the MBTI/socionics things in Fall-Winter 2006. That made me think about what I want to do. I came to those results by analyzing various approaches, analyzing what stands behind each letter, analyzing my behaviour. So, the classification showed rather obviously that I have to take an MBA to get the work to which I have good fit :)

To say more... people are different, all the classifications are the try to somehow distribute people into analyzable groups just to increase our own safety through the "understanding" of other people. But behaviour of the people is influenced by many factors in our life: language, parents, friends, teachers, mentors, situations, their solutions and lessons learned, etc. All of these create a rather huge variety of how a person can behave in a certain situation.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 10:03
I agree with you R.E.D.

And if you read the book, it says that everyone does "not" fit perfectly into a type.

What I thought was great about the test and the studies behind it was that it helped me to understand other personality types. I learned how to approach them better and get what I wanted out of them. For instance...there is a woman I work with who is very quiet and stand-offish. Another coworker on our team was furious with how this quiet woman handled issues that influenced us all and was ready to tell her off.

I just don't believe that people are mean for no reason at all. Its always a misunderstanding or something going on in their world. Anyhow...I found the womans personality type and found out that she doesn't try to upset us on purpose, and that she was actually an interesting person with lots to say. I let the coworker who was furious read about her own personality and the quiet womans personlity to show that they were different, one was not patient and very emotional, the other was very patient and layed back and does not let things get to her. The furious coworker came to her senses and realized that she may be looking into the situation too deep, and tried other ways to build a more productive relationship between the two. They now get along much better and the furious one has my book right now and plans to use it to understand her mate also.

I think this will be a great tool for those who do not work well in groups when they enter the MBA program. While at Baruch last week, they told me they use personality types(all different) to create first yr groups, and the second yrs can pick there own groups. Students on the panel said it was a better experience with the 1st yr groups the staff created because when they worked with their friends, there was more slacking off and emotions involved.

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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 10:24
Nitty wrote:
I agree with you R.E.D.

And if you read the book, it says that all people to do fit perfectly into a type.

What I thought was great about the test and the studies behind it was that it helped me to understand other personality types. I learned how to approach them better and get what I wanted out of them. For instance...there is a woman I work with who is very quiet and stand-offish. Another coworker on our team was furious with how this quiet woman handled issues that influenced us all and was ready to tell her off.

I just don't believe that people are mean for no reason at all. Its always a misunderstanding or something going on in their world. Anyhow...I found the womans personality type and found out that she doesn't try to upset us on purpose, and that she was actually an interesting person with lots to say. I let the coworker who was furious read about her own personality and the quiet womans personlity to show that they were different, one was not patient and very emotional, the other was very patient and layed back and does not let things get to her. The furious coworker came to her senses and realized that she may be looking into the situation too deep, and tried other ways to build a more productive relationship between the two. They now get along much better and the furious one has my book right now and plans to use it to understand her mate also.

I think this will be a great tool for those who do not work well in groups when they enter the MBA program. While at Baruch last week, they told me they use personality types(all different) to create first yr groups, and the second yrs can pick there own groups. Students on the panel said it was a better experience with the 1st yr groups the staff created because when they worked with their friends, there was more slacking off and emotions involved.


You're right, Nitty, but this is too scientific-based :) Definitely, there should be some way to learn all the facets of a person's behaviour, not just grouped only or feel them. To look further, what caused that women think that she could upset others? There could be something in her previous experience that she mistakingly extrapolates to all other people. This is more from psychology and curing people... an interesting way is to create understanding by yourself, asking many why-s in many applications and situations to a particular person...

Anyways, could be interesting to ask, as far as in this thread people are interested in psychology and behaviour, how do you work with people who are strong "Black and White"? I dealt twice with this kind of person and it was extremely difficult. They choose some point of view, put at it label "The only right way to do things" and almost never change their mind. They do not accept any argument that interferes with their point of view. They just skip it or say that it's of zero applicability.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 10:33
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And if you read the book, it says that all people to do fit perfectly into a type.

Would doubt a bit about perfect fit into a certain type. kryzak is a good example of multi-type person :)

I guess that person's behaviour in a situation depends on the environment and what this person learned previously... And those first experiences could be based on dispositions towards some type.

Besides, the full scale includes also elements of this disposition. For example, if you are choosing between N (intuitive) and T (thinking/logical) you could be more inclined to behave intuitively than logically, meaning that out of 10 situations in 6 you behave according to your intuition and in 4 - logically. But, then, what actually makes you to behave in such a contrast type in those situations?
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 11:04
LMAO, that could be me sometimes. Those type of people you must find out how to be friend them so they can trust you. I usually go ahead and show visual examples if I need to work with someone like that, and I always provide candy or snacks during our meetings (it works, it relaxes high stressed people).

I am a visual person who only accepts things if I can see it. It must be on paper or I am not giving in. I need facts and figures. But people usually get to me by giving me small talk (not always work talk), and giving me little gifts. I know your like what the %^&*, but its something about it. They know how to distract me and sneak in a change lol.

I work with one of the most successful fashion brands in US, and when I have meetings with the head person and I want to suggest a change, I make sure the room is comfortable, bring drinks (water, oj, coffee) and hard candy (warm favors like vanilla, cream, carmel, etc.) are available (they are serious diet types, so no donuts) I also have tons of visuals to explain my thoughts. I have charts and prices ready to pull out if needed. Then I end the conversation on a personal convo note.

Last meeting we talked about American Idol for about an hr, no lie, normally I would be upset that we are wasting time, but I learned that small talk works with some people. My last job, I hated it because those that moved up didnt work hard, they just talked football, and crap with the CEO. He just liked there company and would have them present at meetings and join him on his private jet to go city to city to meet with potential clients. It sucks but you must learn to play the game. Learn about other personality and you will learn how to get what you want out of people.

Try these audiobook- Interesting Reads while you commute:

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office : 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (This book helped me walk away from design and get into brand management- I was scared to quit lol)

Say the Magic Words: How to Get What You Want from the People Who Have What You Need

Get Anyone to Do Anything
(This book helped me to get my licensees to make changes, and communicate with emotional designers)
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 18:04
ESTJ

Business executive
Military officer
Chief Information Officer
Sports merchandise sales
Paralegal
Real estate agent
Budget analyst
Administrator: health care
Database manager
Corporate financial attorney
Pharmacist
Credit counselor
Insurance agent
Teacher: trade, industrial, technical
Property manager

Interesting...Hopefully Business Exec is in my future.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 20:11
Sorry RED, I meant to say everyone does "not" fit into a type perfectly.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 21:48
Nitty wrote:
Sorry RED, I meant to say everyone does "not" fit into a type perfectly.

Aha :) For the present time I see typing as a good instrument to "tune up" in an environment where you do not have much time.
Found somewhere level of players in chess:
Amateurs/beginners - forecast only one step forward
Candidates into master of sports - calculate combinations
Masters of sports - evaluate their contestor as a person and his weaker/stronger areas that cause game flow
Grand masters - focus on the board but keep in mind their own winning combinations. They push contestor to move pieces into a winning combination. And they just play their combination.
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Re: What's Your Personality Type? Is there a MBA Type?? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2008, 15:01
ENTJ -

Famous people with same personality type:

Oprah Winfrey
Michael Jordan

That's all I need to hear. . .LOL -
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