SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Type A, B, or C


Type A, B, or C

Author
Message
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)SSC Guru (61K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Points: 61653 Visits: 19099
Comments posted to this topic are about the item Type A, B, or C

Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwest
Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
My Blog: www.voiceofthedba.com
Peter Tuffin
Peter Tuffin
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 2 Visits: 9
Hello Steve - quite an interesting article.

However, some nitty gritty from an INTJ (who is not supposed to be interested in detail, so I suppose I should also qualify my INTJ assertion with a "usually"). The Myers-Briggs (not Broggs) classification doesn't refer anywhere to a type of ITSJ, which you sometimes are - it is ISTJ. So maybe sometimes you are an "N" and not interested in detail, only the bigger picture.

Wink
majorbloodnock
majorbloodnock
UDP Broadcaster
UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)UDP Broadcaster (1.4K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1437 Visits: 3062
And this is one of the reasons I tend to distrust some psychological techniques.

Certainly there can be defining characteristics to someone, but shoehorning people into compartments to try to define them is, by its very nature, dangerous. You've shown this by describing how Type A and Type B categories don't do a good job of describing a particular person, but the article seems to suggest this is a mistake in the bounds of the compartment rather than the process of pigeonholing overall.

A bit of trivia for you; it wasn't until the 19th Century that there was such a thing as a homosexual. Before that time, homosexual acts certainly existed, but it was only at this point that society decided to start defining people according to their sexual preferences. A person (who, to a greater or lesser extent indulged in homosexual acts) suddenly became a homosexual. Now look at how polarised society has become as a result.

Semper in excretia, sumus solum profundum variat
Andrew Watson-478275
Andrew Watson-478275
SSCommitted
SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1757 Visits: 2699
We did something similar to this at work. What I found useful wasn't so much how it classified me (probably equivalent to an ISTJ - no surprise there), but the ancillary information about how to deal with other types of people.

After everyone was classified (and the results published within the team), it gave advice on how one type of person could modify their communication style when communicating with another type; how differences in personalities and styles could lead to misunderstandings, allowing everyone to be on the lookout for these.
matt austin
matt austin
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)Forum Newbie (9 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 9 Visits: 110
Myers Briggs is one of the best things my wife and I ever did for our marriage. It really help us understand each other.
Dave23
Dave23
SSC-Addicted
SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)SSC-Addicted (411 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 411 Visits: 1806
Andrew Watson (2/26/2008)
We did something similar to this at work. What I found useful wasn't so much how it classified me (probably equivalent to an ISTJ - no surprise there), but the ancillary information about how to deal with other types of people.

After everyone was classified (and the results published within the team), it gave advice on how one type of person could modify their communication style when communicating with another type; how differences in personalities and styles could lead to misunderstandings, allowing everyone to be on the lookout for these.


We do that where I work too. Everyone takes the TTI assessment as part of the application process, and everyone's results are available to everyone else. I found the results to be incredibly accurate in my case. We also meet with a leadership training coach to analyze our results, which I found to be very useful, even though I was highly skeptical going into it.

Drive and ambition have always been tough for me. I love being good at what I do, but work is only one aspect of my life. I'm lucky to work somewhere now that stresses life balance as part of their core values. It's a welcome change from some of the situations that I've found myself in previously.
Ralph Hightower
Ralph Hightower
Mr or Mrs. 500
Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 531 Visits: 1110
The readers of SQL ServerCentral work in a binary world, so why have just refer to three types when we can use a nice round binary number of sixteen.

petertuffin and Andrew Watson mentioned about the Myers-Briggs Personality Types.

There are 16 different personality types in the Myers-Briggs classification of Personality Types with one choice from each of the categories below being the strongest:
Attitudes: Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
Information Gathering: Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
Decision Making: Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
Lifestyle: Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

ISTJ | ISFJ | INFJ | INTJ
ISTP | ISFP | INFP | INTP
ESTP | ESFP | ENFP | ENTP
ESTJ | ESFJ | ENFJ | ENTJ

Below are some resources to look at for more information about Myers-Briggs and there are online personality tests available; just google "Myers-Briggs personality test".
http://www.myersbriggs.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator
An online personality test:
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

s/
INTP
Ralph Hightower
Ralph Hightower
Mr or Mrs. 500
Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)Mr or Mrs. 500 (531 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 531 Visits: 1110
D Smith (2/26/2008)

We do that where I work too. Everyone takes the TTI assessment as part of the application process, and everyone's results are available to everyone else. I found the results to be incredibly accurate in my case. We also meet with a leadership training coach to analyze our results, which I found to be very useful, even though I was highly skeptical going into it.

Drive and ambition have always been tough for me. I love being good at what I do, but work is only one aspect of my life. I'm lucky to work somewhere now that stresses life balance as part of their core values. It's a welcome change from some of the situations that I've found myself in previously.


One of the things stressed about the TTI is that is should not be used to make a hiring decision. There is no "right type", each has strengths and flaws.
Sarah Dutkiewicz
Sarah Dutkiewicz
SSC Veteran
SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)SSC Veteran (234 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 234 Visits: 263
I definitely agree that it's important to understand just how you are so that you can work with it. When I served on an editorial board in college, we had to take the Meyers-Briggs test just so that we knew what kind of personalities we were working with. It was definitely an eye-opener, but it made us a solid team as well, knowing how to play off of each other.

For those curious, I'm a borderline INTJ/INFJ.
David Jackson
David Jackson
SSChasing Mays
SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)SSChasing Mays (629 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 629 Visits: 1905
From a page on my site.

Personality Tests
I’m a sucker for these, which no doubt says something about my personality type, (Gullible?), so here are the results of a couple I did recently:

I'm ENTP/ESTP apparently....

Dave J


http://glossopian.co.uk/
"I don't know what I don't know."
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search