The Relations among Individual and Organization by Method of the Myers- Briggs Personality Indicator

Alić, Amel (2010) The Relations among Individual and Organization by Method of the Myers- Briggs Personality Indicator. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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Personality type is a concept which, in the field of research of the organizational culture, could be related to the Briggs & Myers model of personality development. Briggs and Myers were the authors of the world’s most extensive database of the MBTI or the Myers-Briggs personality type indicators. Today, the appliance of the MBTI model is supported by the observation of typological code for 16 types of personalities, while dichotomy of these four preferences results in 16 types of personality that form the base of the Myers model and the MBTI indicator. Based on the observation of a typological code for 16 personality types and by permutation of dichotomies of these four preferences, 16 personality types which form the base of the Myer’s model and the MBTI indicator were defined. Nowadays, it is well-known, that dominance of personality types among individuals, as well as among personality types of organizations, could vary from culture to culture. On the basis of these researches it was confirmed that specific quality of a culture and characteristics of the climate in which the culture has been developing (specific beliefs, system of values and patterns of behavior) determine the way in which the organizational culture will develop and the directions which it will follow. They also define the relations between an individual and an organization, among individuals, especially in the sense of defining freedoms, rights and power relations. The aim of this research is to investigate the possibility of appliance of the MBTI personality indicators, to both, individuals and school organizations. Using the results of this widespread and cross-culturally applied indicator, it is possible to establish a unique profile of schools and individuals employed there. It is also possible to establish characteristic strengths and weaknesses, work environment, communication styles, management types, and by recognizing a dominant profile, it is possible to influence the improvement of the work quality of an individual and of the whole school organization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality type, organization personality type, organizational culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:14
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:19

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