I've been running a little experiment at work (outlined in the two blog posts below) and have decided that my tactics are doomed to failure:
INTJ Analysis: Influencing Group Behavior
INTJ Analysis: Influencing Group Behavior - Part 2
Now that I've reached my conclusion I have this nagging feeling like I'm still missing something. What exactly happened here? Why the rapid, heated responses? The change I made was very small (swapping paper towels that catch dripping water with a container that catches the dripping water) but the response was quick and decisive.
I'm becoming convinced that NT and SJ personalities are fundamentally at odds with one another in their goals, behaviors and expectations... much more so than I would have thought.
This is my new work environment and there is a LOT of change planned in the next few years. I have had concerns about how I could work in this type of environment for a long period of time... but if I could understand a little better how to rally them for change perhaps it would make our communications easier?
Any feedback or advise on how to best work as an NT in a workplace heavily dominated by SJ personalities would be greatly appreciated.