Everyone uses each of the preferences to some degree. Our type is made up of those we prefer.
YOU are the one to decide what type you truly are. Your results on the MBTI suggest your probable type based on the choices you made when you answered the questions; however, only you know your true preferences.
Type does not explain everything. The human personality is much too complex.
Theoretical Perspective – An Interpersonal / Situational Theory
Dependable Deliberate Amiable STEADINESS Persistent (-PACE) Good listener Kind ( a passive response in a hostile situation. Attempts to maintain status quo until hostility is over in order to avoid insecurity) Influential Persuasive Friendly INFLUENCE Verbal (+PEOPLE) Communicative Positive ( an active, positive posture designed to move away from an unfriendly situation towards a more friendly and favourable state by using persuasion thus avoiding rejection) Compliance Careful Systematic Precise COMPLIANCE Accurate (+POLICY) Perfectionist Logical ( a cautious undecided response to an antagonistic environment. Designed to negate the degree of antagonism and thus avoid trouble or conflict ) Assertive Driving Competitive Forceful DOMINANCE Inquisitive (+POWER ) Direct Self-starter ( an active positive posture in hostile or unfriendly environment Confronts in order to overcome and in doing so avoid failure ) active behaviours passive behaviours
Once you have completed scoring the Profile you will be studying three graphs (reverse side of Profile form)
Graph ( I ) ‘HOW OTHER SEE YOU’
This graph indicates how the individual feels he / she is expected to behave in order to be successful. ( The mask ) If the pattern is too close to the centre line, the person is uncertain as to how to behave. (This could mean that he or she is new to the job, has too much responsibility or is uncertain as to what is expected. )
This graph should not be considered when a profile is being used for hiring a new employee. It is only used for present employees or for personal counselling.
This graph indicates how a person behaves under pressure or even in a personal environment. It indicates limitations and should be recognized but underplayed in the evaluation. Used for constructive suggestions.
GRAPH ( III ) ‘HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF’
This graph is the most accurate as it indicates the person’s self image. It will give you an idea if the person can communicate, how to make decision, and if they are self-starters. If this person is close to the centre line, the person probably was finding it difficult to complete the Profile. He or she could have tried to read into it or could be going through a change of values.
The system highlights potential development opportunities and so increases the probability of job satisfaction; this, in turn, tends to increase productivity.
Reports from the system describe strengths and weakness in relation to a role and therefore identify job compatibility. It also provides an opportunity to discuss frustrations or pressures felt by the candidate.
In encouraging & motivating
Thomas PPA provides a person with the opportunity to understand both themselves and others and to identify how best to modify their own behaviour in order to strengthen relationships and improve communications.
(Derr – 1986) Five diverse internal career orientations :
V - Getting Ahead
These are people who are primarily interested to grow vertically and also much faster compared to their peers;
W - Getting Secure
these are people who are motivated primarily by a sense of a job security and a life long organizational identity;
X - Getting Free
These are people who value autonomy most, which they are not ready to give up under any circumstances;
Z - Getting High
The objective here is getting challenging and exciting work, staying at the cutting edge;
Y - Getting Balanced
Career, self development and relationship with others.
CAREER ANCHOR FOR CAREER MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS
According to Schein (1996), the metaphor of ‘Anchor’ signifies that stability will be achieved in one’s career if he / she is in an organizational environment that provides an opportunity to realize the components of his / her career anchor.