For this course, I am having a difficult time creating an artifact and reflection, since we have touched on several important topics during these past few weeks. With that be said, I feel that this course provided the most opportunities to assess our individual personalities than compared to other courses. The topics that were covered in the modules have allowed me to gain a positive perspective on how individuals contribute to organizational culture and behavior.
The first part of my Artifact is the MBTI assessment developed by Carl Jung. According to this assessment my personality rates as an INTJ (Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, 2014). I included this assessment in my artifact because it is a snapshot of what I am experience at work right now. I get passed up for different opportunities and promotions within my office because I fail at marketing my abilities to my colleagues. On top of this, I have not been getting along with my supervisor. I have come to the conclusion that my supervisor and I have two different perspectives on situations and there is not much of a common ground for the two of to build upon (Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, 2014).
As an INTJ I have high standards and to a lesser extent I impose those high standards on other people, like my supervisor. According to my assessment, others might view me as aloof and reserved, which makes it hard to understand my insights. At the same time, I blame the misunderstanding on the other person, instead of evaluating my own communications. This might have something to do with the constant differences between me and my supervisor (Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, 2014).
I know there are going to be certain adjustments that I will need to make in order to advance, but I want to be careful about the ones I make because I do not want to compromise who I am as an individual. I have to give in and make small talk with people in the office, so that they know I care about them. I still find it difficult to work with my boss because I feel like she either does not listen or does not integrate changes that are needed. It is difficult to put in the effort in our working relationship when I feel like she does not acknowledge those communications.
Organizations use the MBTI assessment to help employees help employees understand the different viewpoints of others within their organization and to promote team building (Nelson & Quick, 2013). Through this exercise I understand the areas of weakness that I need to develop. My impassive nature confuses others, so I need work on communicating my insights so that I can be understood. I recognize that one of my problems with my supervisor is that I do not understand her decisions and perspective. As an INTJ, I yearn for things to make sense and when I do not understand someone’s opinion I have a tendency to disregard it. If I want to be promoted, I need to work on my confidence and communication skills (Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, 2014).