One of the best things about working for Creative 7 Designs is our amazing team. Each member is genuinely kind, thoughtful, and always up for an Augie’s coffee run. And I’m convinced there are no better people with whom to spend the 9 to 5. Basically, while we write and design and answer phone calls, we get to do it alongside people we can call friends. It’s amazing! And I believe it’s important too
Wherever you work, you likely spend a lot of time there, in constant interaction with your fellow employees. So, for your own well being, it’s necessary that you all get along. And though I won the lottery of co-workers, I believe some degree of friendship can be accomplished no matter the people with whom you share an office.
Friendship requires some sort of understanding of one another. It demands empathy, sharing, and compassion. And in the midst of our differences, it is most helpful to realize from where someone came and how they operate. If done wholeheartedly, we can find a way to get along with almost anyone. It just might take a bit of work. The good news though: there’s a great tool with which you can start.
You may have heard of the Myers Briggs personality test. It is a process of assessing, describing, and understanding different kinds of personalities that aims to enhance our interactions with one another. That’s why an office, made up of people from all walks of life, is a setting that might especially benefit from Myers Briggs. Let’s take a look at the five (of 16) most common personality types described by this assessment and how each function in a work environment. We’ve also paired each personality type with a Star Wars character for reference and as an ode to our love for the trilogy.
A Myers Briggs personality is made up of four letters. And each type is made up of one of two options for four categories. These categories are:
- I/E: Introverted or extroverted
- S/N: Sensing or intuition
- T/F: Thinking or feeling
- J/P: Judging or perceiving
5 Most Common Types
These personality types and each popular assessment are far from perfect. You may find that you do not identify with each trait of your assigned type. But that’s okay! People and personalities are quite complex. So do not be confined or limited in your introspective understanding by such rigid personality definitions. Instead, use these as a tool. They can help you understand yourself and how you think and perceive the world. And just as importantly, it can help you comprehend the ways that others operate. Doing so just might enhance your relationships. That’s because as we understand one another, we can better relate, and even form friendships. And friendships make life rich and meaningful. So, make the time you spend at work count and get to know those with whom you share an office. You may even make a new friend.