The Myers-Briggs Personality Types

The Myers-Briggs Personality Types

Eugene Kaluzniacky (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-198-8.ch001
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Abstract

Just over seven years ago, I was on a flight home from the United States. Seated next to me was an IS professional coming to give training sessions on project management software that had recently been purchased by our local hydro-electric utility. Her training included an undergraduate degree in Business (IS major) and a Master’s degree in Management Science. When I asked her if this educational background was adequate for her current job, she replied, almost immediately, that one area that was never covered in her studies was that she “would have to work with such different personalities.” At that point, she had no idea of my occupation, specific interest in IT personalities, or the fact that three days later I would giving a workshop on personality types in IS work to a convention of IS professionals.

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