What Motivates People to Come to Work Each Morning?

What makes you get up and go to work in the morning? Are you in it for the money and the eye-grabbing resume entry? Or have you invested your heart into this job because it makes you so happy? Perhaps this seems like a loaded question? Well, that’s because it is—and the answer to what drives you to go to work every day is different for everyone. While one person might be motivated by productivity, for another person, the idea of focusing on the bottom line instead of personally meaningful projects is nothing short of horrifying. 

Hiring? How To Attract ENTJ Candidates For Leadership Roles

ENTJs are typically goal-driven and ambitious, making them ideal candidates for a range of leadership roles. They are strategic leaders whose assertive and outgoing nature allows them to excel at motivating a team. Truity’s Personality Type and Career Achievement Study indicates that ENTJs are more likely to be found in leadership positions than other personality types, with the highest average number of employees reporting to them.

Does Personality Type Have any Effect on Career Growth?

Obviously, your personality type has affected your career. For many, it determined what that career would be. It’s common knowledge that most ENTJs prefer to find success by taking on leadership roles and helping to organize projects, whereas an introverted perceiver may be less interested in that type of role. 

But how, specifically, once you land that job you got by taking account of your personality, does it change where you go on the corporate ladder?

An Introvert’s Guide to Thriving with an Extraverted Boss

As an Introvert, do you find it challenging to share your ideas or thoughts with your boss or team? Have you ever wished that there was an app or guide to help Introverts navigate a relationship with an extraverted boss?

There’s an ebb and flow to navigating a relationship with your boss.  However, work has the potential to become more complicated when the boss has an opposite style from yours.  

I learned this the hard way. 

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP

Tips for Dealing with Founder’s Syndrome

In the last article, we talked about what Startup Founder’s Syndrome is, its symptoms, how it adversely affects a company and which personality types are most at risk of developing it.

Now let’s take a look at the steps that can be taken to deal with a sufferer of startup founder’s syndrome.

Are You Suffering From Startup Founder's Syndrome?

The path of a startup founder is a difficult one. Part commander, pioneer, and obsessive artist, a founder needs to wear many hats to make his/her vision come true. 

A founder needs to have a combination of stubbornness, charisma, resourcefulness, and single-minded focus to overcome the many difficulties that come with starting a new enterprise.

But once the business becomes well established and it’s ready to grow, a surprisingly common illness strikes. The very same personality traits that helped the founder get the business going start to become an issue. 

Drowning in Career Options? What To Do When You Just Can’t Choose

So you're bored at work and planning your next move. You've taken a personality test, read up on the type of careers that are perfectly aligned to work style, and made a list of all the different options. You may have spent a fair chunk of time researching those options, matching them up to your strengths, interests, passions and hobbies, and a few have really captured your interest. In fact, you're currently having a love affair with so many different career paths that you just can't pin down a single option to go after.

Guardians and The Communication Conundrum: How SJ Personalities Can Make a Bigger Impact at Work

Professional communication is vital in the business world. Sensing-Judging types -- the SJs of the 16-type personality system -- are adept at communicating important information clearly and concisely, and use it as a tool to move tasks along or educate others.  Analyzing the overall goals of projects, we are quick to spot and fill in any gaps in information and use it to make sound, quick decisions.