Category Archives: Personality types

Is this why Introverts hate working in the office?

Forget free food, forget our preference for natural light:  what we workers want is not be interrupted all the time. The ability to focus on work without interruption is employees’ top priority, according to an Oxford Economics survey of 600 … Continue reading

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How to use Myers Briggs to help you influence people

Last year I took part in some research carried out by CPP into the way Myers Briggs preferences impact the way we influence and are influenced.  I’ve blogged before about various aspects of Myers Briggs, but until now never had … Continue reading

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Manager or Leader? Why most of us prefer Manager.

“A crucial difference between managers and leaders lies in the conceptions they hold, deep in their pysches, of chaos and order. Leaders tolerate chaos and lack of structure and are thus prepared to keep answers in suspense, avoiding premature closure … Continue reading

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When will the Extraverts ever learn?

Last week I had a meeting with the Head of Organisational Development in a large public sector organisation.  I’d never been to their smart Headquarters before, so my genial and outgoing host enthusiastically showed me around.  It wasn’t long before … Continue reading

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In defence of the Extraverts. (We have needs too, you know!)

A lot gets written by people like me (eg this article) about how we Extraverts need to appreciate the Introverts more. Susan Cain’s “Quiet.  The power of the introverted mind in a world that can’t stop talking“ is a  superb … Continue reading

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Plan space for your Creativity (and put a deadline on it!)

I know lots of people (you probably do too) who do not think of themselves as being at all creative.  Perhaps because they think of themselves as being too organised or structured to be good at it.  You can’t be … Continue reading

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