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    Default Mbti types in YOUR workplace/job role

    Hi -

    I thought it might be interesting if people would describe the job they have/their role, and then describe their best-guesses as to the mbti types of their fellow team-members/colleagues. It would also be really interesting if you know the type of your manager/hiring person, as I think the one who hires is the one who 'forges' the overall type/temperament of their team, and depending on the hiring manager, they may have different 'goals' as to how best to structure their team.

    I think it would also be interesting as it might unravel prejudices on different types' abilities; on the other hand, there may also be notable patterns in certain jobs.

    For me:

    I am a business systems analayst. We do primarily systems testing - it goes way beyond simple user acceptance testing. I'm part of a team of 11, and the team leader has been in the position long enough to hire EVERYONE on the team -- this in itself is rather unique, and I think it's evident in how well our team gets along. All of us interact really well with each other. Great teamwork, although out of all, the male IxTP needs the most 'nudging' and is probably the most antisocial, until you get him to a happy hour. :-)

    Leader: INFP
    Team members:

    INFJ - 2 - myself, and a male
    ISFJ - 1 - female
    ESxP -1- male (I have a strong suspicion he's ESFP - just tries to cover up the 'F' side since he's male)
    IxTP - 2 - one male, one female
    ESFJ - 2 - both female
    ExxJ - 1 - female (I'm just not at all sure about this one; I don't talk much to her)
    ISTJ - 1 - female

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    Teacher - I would imagine that most of my colleagues would test as xSTJ/xSFJ/xNFJ.

    "Boss"/ my principal - ENTP. Wildly funny; yet pensive and serious when necessary

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    I work on a software development team developing electronic toll collection systems (data collection, pricing, and auditing as well as report generation).

    Me: Documentation Specialist / Tech Artist / Report Dev

    Project Leader: Male INTJ
    Database Dev: Male ISTJ
    Interface/Main Software Dev: Male ISFP
    Technical Writer: Female INFP
    Tester/QA: Male IxTJ (prior tester - male ExTx)
    Three roving programmers:
    - Male ISTP
    - Male ENTP
    - Male IxTP
    Dept Head (my boss' boss): Male ISTJ
    Three other Project leads:
    - Female IxFJ (she recently was laid off)
    - Female ESTJ
    - Female ISFJ (she reminds me of Ivy a bit in maturity level)
    Acquisitions Contact: Female ESFJ
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    This is for a web marketing company... we primarily develop web applications for small to medium-sized businesses.

    Company owner/sales - male ENTJ
    HR/people person/sales - male ENFJ
    (the above two are the main decision makers in the hiring process)

    Lead Designer - ENFJ
    Designer - male INFP
    Designer - female ENFP
    Designer - male INFJ (he hasn't worked here long for me to know for sure)
    Designer - male ISFP (not sure on this one)

    Lead programmer - male INTJ
    programmer - male INFP
    programmer - male INFP

    SEO specialist - female ISTJ

    Sales person - female ENFJ

    Former employees:
    programmer - male ENFP
    sales person - male ESTP

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Great teamwork, although out of all, the male IxTP needs the most 'nudging' and is probably the most antisocial, until you get him to a happy hour. :-)
    I wouldn't be so antisocial if you weren't "nudging" me all of the time!

    Actually, I am very satisfied in my current position and often meet deadlines before some of the J's, or help them finish up after missing a deadline. :eek: I was the "victim" of quite a bit of nudging in previous jobs where the work and approach seemed pointless and inefficient though.

    Software Development Team
    Leader: male EnFJ (? took MBTI but only remembers F function)
    male ESFJ (Keirsey) consultant/application architect
    male ESTJ (?) developer/database admin
    male ENTJ (Keirsey) developer/project manager
    female ISTJ (Keirsey) developer
    female ISTJ (?) developer
    female ESTJ (new, not tested) tech writer/tester/project manager
    male INTJ (?) developer/application architect
    male INTP (MBTI + Keirsey) me, developer

    As part of a leader-sanctioned group development effort, I sent a link to the Keirsey test to everyone on the team. The leader views personality typing as a valuable organizational development tool. Those indicated with (?) either didn't take the test or didn't want to report their results.

    As an interesting commentary on how we all get along and function as a team, our group scored higher than any other group in an organization-wide survey of self-reported efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction. We were also awarded two regional awards (by external organizations) last year recognizing our innovative accomplishments. I attribute our effectiveness as a team to the fact that everyone is committed to cooperation, collaboration, and is well-balanced individually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    Actually, I am very satisfied in my current position and often meet deadlines before some of the J's, or help them finish up after missing a deadline. :eek: I was the "victim" of quite a bit of nudging in previous jobs where the work and approach seemed pointless and inefficient though.
    Oh, it's not a slight on my IxTP coworker at all, and actually I'm not one who does the 'nudging' so much. I have a feeling we both think similarly about the whole 'process' - it's just we behave differently in it. I've just observed other coworkers 'nudging' him, and it was more of an observational comment on my part - he's one who tends to 'stick out' in terms of team dynamics and interactions.

    As far as jobs go, mine is pretty good, and I enjoy many aspects of it. But, it fulfills my more practical side; certainly not my passions/ideals. So for now, it's good. I need to work out my long range vision. ;-)

    Outside of my immediate team we work with many other areas - service, tech/programmers, system administrators on a lesser scale, and then actuarials, accounting people....the whole gambit. But I'm confining my typing to 'just' my immediate team who have the same job duties as I.

    Keep the lists coming!!!

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    I'm a technical writer on a web development team.

    My boss: xNTP Webmaster. She's brilliant at what she does, a great leader, and her strategy when dealing with other departments is phenomenal. She has high diplomacy skills, which made me wonder if she might be an NF, but it's more of a strategic diplomacy, a developed skill. Our team meetings are these incredibly stimulating brainstorming sessions with bouts of hilarity. I totally want to be her when I grow up.

    My team-mates:

    ESTP CSS developer. He's fun and keeps us light. He's always tinkering with the site. Very capable.

    ENTP Technical Writer. He's great to bounce around ideas with.

    ISFJ Graphic Designer. I get along with her because I get along with everyone, and I respect her talent.

    We have another CSS developer on the team too, but he hasn't been around long enough for me to type him.

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    I work in a team of IT consultants. There is a General Manager, 4 consultant managers, 6 consultants, 1 team assistant and 1 analyst.

    We've spoken about MBTI as a team a few times. Those that have a * beside their type have taken a test, and self validated the results. The others I have guessed based on my interactions and experience with them.

    General Manager - ENTJ*

    Team Assistant - ESFJ*

    Consultant Manger 1 - ENFP* (my manager)
    Consultant - INTP* (me)
    Consultant - INTJ*
    Analyst - ESFJ*

    Consultant Manger 2 - ENTP
    Consultant - INTP*
    Consultant - ISFJ

    Consultant Manager 3 - ESTJ
    Consultant - ISTJ
    Consultant - ESFJ

    Consultant Manger 4 - INFP

    I don't have much to do with the ESFJ analyst in my team, but I love working with my INTJ peer and my ENFP manager.

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    It's a videogame-content based website, such as NGI or Gamespot.

    General Manager/Owner: ENTJ
    Middle managaers: ENTJ/ESFP/ESTP/ESTJ
    Translations managers: ENTJ (me)/ESTJ

    I get along best with the ESFP middle manager. We both like to keep things light while trying to do our best working a lot. I respect the other two ENTJs, we generally like each other's decisions and are on the same "wavelenght".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    General Manager/Owner: ENTJ
    Middle managaers: ENTJ/ESFP/ESTP/ESTJ
    Translations managers: ENTJ (me)/ESTJ
    7 Extroverts working together without a single Introvert - and on a website no less? How about that.

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