Why Employ an INTJ Personality

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You should employ an INTJ personality if you have a desire to or an interest in restructuring the way you approach your business process or business model.

My sister was the first person in my life who understood that I was not pointing out errors to find fault. She utilized my gifts of pattern recognition and quality improvement to assist her in identifying hidden issues within her projects and what solutions would best fix the impending dilemma.

You should employ an INTJ if there are things about your approach or business process.

As a child, my parents made me an observant child who was always aware of what was going on and what could potentially happen.

This experience led to me being in my mother’s retail store, flea markets, church fairs, and fashion shows and conventions, understanding the process she was undertaking.

Being exposed to such complex supply chain processes, supplier negotiations, and crewing the car while she double parked in Canal St. for last minute items.

I’ve mentally optimized processes and workflows since I was ten, and have only refined those strategies and solutions since starting my businesses…

Moreover, I have refined my business leadership, facilitation, and communication skills while studying business management and analysis while at Berkeley College.

Any organization I align with has to leverage my skills, knowledge, and abilities for the relationship to be successful.

You should employ an INTJ Personality if your personal, religious, political, or superstitious beliefs DO NOT govern how you make business decisions.

Otherwise, my practice of objective thinking, critical analysis, and unbiased opinion will stifle us both.

I love business and have a continuous inner dialogue constantly running that is analyzing, optimizing, and searching for ways of increasing efficiency.

Working smarter, not harder.

You should employ an INTJ Personality type if you prefer the big-picture thinking of a decentralized management approach over the time consuming and human talent wasting centralized management approach.

Placing team members in positions that bolster their confidence while displaying their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities are crucial to employing an INTJ Personality type.

You should employ an INTJ personality type if you need an objective voice within your organization.

Where many employees and managers are looking to choose sides, an INTJ personality type is looking at the dynamics at play between both parties.

We see where both parties are coming from while providing both with missing data, information, or perspective that fuses the puzzle.

Whats Your Myers-Briggs Personality Test Type?

Do you find yourself you curious about what your Myers-Briggs Personality Test type is?

You can find out for free here.

The video below is a presentation by AN MBTI expert who takes you through the different personality types.

Take this 10-min Myers-Briggs Personality test to discover your personality type.

Jean Kummerow (TEDxGrinnellCollege) specializes in leadership and management growth and coaching. Her team building strategies have worked with a variety of for-profit, non-profit and government organizations.

Jean is a leadership coach and coordinates the coaching consultants for the Blandin Foundation’s Community Leadership Program, a curriculum strengthening leaders from Minnesota’s provincial societies.

I have taken the test before and my results showed that my personality type is an INTJ.

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INTJs are known as the “Strategist.”

INTJs are an intellectual temperament.

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An INTJ Personality in Social and Community Settings

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As an INTJ personality, my values of intellectual (170), professional (160), and physical (140) can aid me in future endeavors because they are strengths I have spent a lifetime developing. I was fortunate to realize at a young age that I did not want kids or a family of my own. Being disciplined and focused on goals has allowed me to fulfill this lifestyle still today. Refraining from marriage and kids has willed me to develop areas within myself that other men are not able to focus on.

Most men get married and rely on their wife for their emotional development. However, the lifestyle that I have lived as an adult has focused on emotional growth, uncovering the necessary intrinsic values to succeed professionally, and exploring modern science to bring out the fullest potential of my genetics.

I have a friend from Staten Island whom I served with, in the Marine Corps.  Recently, he sent me a picture of all four of his kids, with the question, “where are your kids”? I sent him four photos of the logos that represent the four businesses I’ve created over the past ten years. I told him those were my babies, and I do look at my companies as entities that will survive me, fifty plus years from today.

The social (80) and community (80) values I scored could improve by removing the mask and letting people communicate with the genuine self.

My struggles with social environments are not related to shyness or being timid. The obstacles that present themselves are that many people act with surface level learned behaviors, and are often not representing their “true” sentiments. They are reflecting their feelings in socially acceptable manners.

As an introvert (INTJ), I have discovered how not to act, what not to say, and what to avoid, to evade people viewing me in negative ways that I do not control. There is a subtle power in commanding the flow of information when in social situations, since the ‘benefit of the doubt’ goes to the first impression.

What is lacking in extroverted charisma is made up for with in-depth thought, professional curiosity, and a one on one connection that allows me to create trust between myself and another person. All of which, comes from accepting that I will be judged by others regardless of anything I can do or control.

Being a black (INTJ) man in America, I learned from a young age that stereotypes and perceptions matter. There were many social situations I found myself in where I was the only person of color in attendance, and those scenarios taught me to accept that people will judge you.

A stranger’s prejudgment provides the opportunity to leverage their judgment to my advantage if it is not resisted or viewed as an offense. Whether it is through impressing them, turning their former perception into stark contrast, or being able to define who I am as a man against any of the men they have previously known, I will have an opportunity to make an impact.

One of the tools I have implemented into leading others in social or communal settings is by allowing people to have their previous experiences. Many people have been witness to, or a victim of, something they feel is a violation or offense against them, and they create mental barriers to protect themselves from future harm. Often that shield of protection includes blanketing an entire race or demographic of people, purely by an arbitrary association to the past.

As a leader (INTJ), when people are permitted to honor those feelings and experiences, it can create an opening for new learning and diverse associations. The respect that a leader can gain from their followers as a result of this is profound and will be the strategy I continue to improve within or leverage social situations.

Big Five Personality Traits (INTJ Personality)

The Communication Styles of an Objective Leader

Table of Contents

  1. Communication Style Summary
  2. Communication
  3. Feedback and Coaching
  4. Conflict Styles

INTJ Personality

Big Five Personality Traits:

Communication Summary: INTJ Personality

As a leader, I chose an objective communication style because it allows me to be straight-forward. It is not about whether a subordinate or colleague ends up loving or hating me as a leader, what matters is that people tend to respect another person when that person is straight-forward with them. Based on my Big Five Personality test scores (high in conscientiousness, self-efficacy, and assertiveness; while low in trust, altruism, and emotionality), the specific things I can do to improve my communication, feedback, coaching, and conflict management style, will lead to me being a more persuasive leader.

The Marine Corps introduced me to the art of communications. I took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test which determined that I would be best suited to a be communicator after I fulfilled my duty as a marine expert rifleman. Communications in the Marines Corps reinforced two things that my parents had already instilled in me. The first was to think before you speak (or communicate).  If you know what needs to be transmitted, and have thought about the best way to deliver it, you will have a higher degree of success in conveying your message. The second thing the Marine Corps reinforced was to know whom you are communicating with and orient your message accordingly.

Being a communicator in the service forced me to interact simultaneously in complex and simplistic ways. We expressed silently in the immediate vicinity utilizing hand gestures, pre-conceived symbols, and items in the external environment, while also using cryptographic materials to communicate via satellite and radio frequencies. When I transitioned to the civilian world and took on corporate sales, I immediately relied on an ability to patiently gather a consumer’s information, as much information about them as needed, to provide the exact communication that would sell a person on a disposable expense (something they may or may not need).

The entire idea behind sales is gathering information about your consumer and organizing that information in a way that appeals to what they desire most. These repetitious, habitual career skills have morphed into a collaborative, participative management style that utilizes my greatest strength as a leader, conscientiousness.

Big Five Personality Traits: INTJ Personality

Communication Style

Conscientiousness as a communication strength actively represents the convictions and underlying values revealed through my life experience. I then apply this information to situations I face at the moment, to see the big picture. Over the past 21 years, I’ve used this understanding of myself to communicate efficiently and productively as an introvert, which I will exemplify in three different ways.

The most evident example is returning to school, seeking higher education at Berkeley College. In high school, my GPA was just above a 2.5 at its peak. When I left the Marine Corps and went to Full Sail University, my GPA was a 2.8 at its height. Fourteen years later, my GPA is a 3.8, based on my ability to reference the silver linings learned from life experiences and apply them to collegiate academic standards.

The significant difference being that I have had real-world, life experience that I use to process diverse curriculum related theories. How this relates to my communication style is that it makes me an avid listener who collaborates well. While I  see multiple perspectives and patterns from past experiences, I further excel by implementing outside opinion; someone else’s subjective professional experience, or objective wisdom to bolster my overall strategy.

This approach leads to team members or individuals who feel like they have participated and had an impact on the whole project. Experience also allows me to initiate a goal utilizing someone else’s strategy or blueprint while using intuition to steer or course correct the direction of the project when things go unplanned.

It is ironic that my strength in self-efficacy furthers my ability to be an avid listener. I need as much information from each person I communicate with, to decide if my skills, knowledge, and abilities would provide them with their desired result or outcome.

Listening to the various ideas, complaints, concerns, aspirations, goals, and inventions of the individuals working on my team allows me to intuitively connect all of these ideas into one strategic plan to address contingencies and negative implications. Many of the best ideas I have formulated for myself are through taking the message communicated to me, and making that system or process effectively serve my purpose.

The setbacks and roadblocks I vehemently listen in on, provide the frequently asked questions my inner thoughts peruse to form the path of least resistance to profit or success. Having an intuitive mind allows me to listen to their choice of words and symbolism while envisioning the ideas or messages communicated to me. This process is more beneficial if it is being described by someone who is a sensor or feeler, rather than a thinker because someone who is a feeler, takes the emotions and feelings of others into account.

Their ideas are more inclined than mine to be humane and mindful of human rights, which allows me to listen and create a plan that synthesizes the efficiency of being objective when making decisions. It also adds to my lower spectrum of emotionality, while empowering my strengths.

Finally, I excel as a listener because I strive to remain objective at all times. While I will stay firm in my convictions and have plenty of reasoning and logic behind my decisions, I am always open to ideas that I can conceptualize as more efficient than my own. Achieving the objective or making the most profit will always remain more important to me than my name being behind the reason we succeed or profit.

If multiple team members provide valid, proven ideas that would positively impact a project, they all will have a sense of cooperation and inclusivity since synthesizing external information is a strength of mine. They could all have vastly different ideas, and I will see the differences and similarities, allowing me to combine them into unique and innovative applications.

Big Five Personality Test Feedback & Coaching: INTJ Personality

When it comes to the big five personality traits feedback and coaching, because I have a high need for success and focus solely on my achievement, I tend to be concerned with my agenda more than others. If I view someone as having character traits that I know lead to optimal performance, I often focus my energy and efforts with them, ignoring those that would need more nurturing.

This habit is due to having high self-discipline, which allows me to will-power my way towards anything I genuinely desire for myself. Moreover, I am willing to assist others who show they too are self-regulated and able to stay the course towards their goals. My challenge as a leader is to become more open to the feedback of others who dwell outside of the value system I use to lead myself and others like me. They too need help in growing or achieving success.

While I understand there is more than one way to do something, I still struggle with wanting to lead others who have a tendency to make decisions I know will lead to failure. Following the line between letting a subordinate learn from their actions versus restructuring the faulty mindset I know, matters more than any individual or combined effort.

For this reason, I focus on empowering and providing feedback where I can see an individual’s effort or idea leading them to the more significant result or outcome. I coach my team, peers, and colleagues with an intuitiveness that is based on their proven performance and projected potential. I remain cautious when coaching others because while I have learned from failure and have the patience to let someone figure things out for themselves, not everyone has the same will-power not to give up. Moreover, I have realized the inherent inefficiency of time that mounts, letting others ‘figure things out’ for themselves.

INTJ Personality Conflict Styles

The Marine Corps taught me that no one path or plan achieves a mission. If the lowest ranking marine has intel that would save lives or accomplish a task more efficiently, I have to hear that individual. That individual being ignored can lead to a death on the battlefield or a conflict in the corporate sector.

Therefore when it comes time to collaborate, as a manager or leader, I know it will be the fusion of everyone’s ideas, efficiently organized and prioritized to address specific points in the process when chaos ensues. One by one, I can fuse together the many plans, ideas, and contributions I have listened intently to, placing them where they make the most strategic sense.

When it comes to conflict, I have a method of high surgency. I am motivated and inspired to represent myself if treated inequitably. Anger has never been trouble for me when dealing with conflict. I have used an accommodating and genuinely interested style to extract information and the best ideas from people, while also seeking to understand their motives and intentions.

Being high on conscientiousness allows me to see multiple perspectives and a wide array of solutions, that have little to no relation to my feelings about the subject matter or persons involved. My curiosity for people in the work environment lies in my aspiration to understand how they can best contribute to accomplishing objectives for the organization.

5 Traits of The Big Five Personality Test

5 Traits of The Big Five Personality Test

This semester at Berkeley College (NYC) I took the big five personality test assessment. The test highlighted strengths and weaknesses I can improve to become a more effective leader.

You can see and read about my test results here.

personalityThe Big Five Personality Traits of Effective Leadership. Also known as the five factor model (FFM).

 

The Big Five personality traits, also known as the five factor model (FFM), is a model based on …. of professions, individuals were asked to take a personality test and have two evaluations completed by directly supervised subordinates.
1. Surgency

Surgency is comprised of high energy, extraversion, and dominance.

Dominance is an important trait for leaders to have to be effective and successful. Dominance shows that successful leaders assert themselves and want to be managed, while still having the drive to lead.

Extraversion is not an absolute. We all as humans fluctuate between moments of being introverted or extroverted.

When a leader is acting in an outgoing fashion, looking to meet and engage with new people, while remaining open and willing to being assertive or confronting others.

Introverts are more analytical, observant and reserved in leadership roles. Many online forums and discussion boards have referenced introverts as shy or timid. For the big five personality test, introvert references someone who excels within themselves, versus externally.

High energy with ambition.

Many leaders are naturally influential. Leaders with high energy are infectious. They have the ability to channel their energy into productive and to achieve goals.

2. Agreeableness

Agreeableness is based on sociability, sensitivity, and emotional intelligence.

Sociability and sensitivity reference people who will seek out enjoyable social interactions. Those who are friendly, easy to talk to, and courteous would be scored high on the big five test.

The sensitivity aspect is understanding group members as individuals. Even though a majority of people in a department are black or Muslim, they are not all the same. This insensitivity can derail a leader or organization.

According to the Big Five Personality Test results, Emotional Intelligence is the ability to work well with others utilizing the following:

  1. Self-awareness: Emotions and how they affect one’s personal life
  2. Social awareness: The ability to understand others
  3. Self-management: Controlling all of those inner impulses, rants, fits, and bouts of anger that surface emotionally.
  4. Relationship-management: While working well with other, displaying an ability to harmonize self-awareness, social awareness, and self-management.

3. Adjustment

Adjustment includes traits of emotional stability and self-confidence.

Emotional stability is one’s ability to consistently remain in control of their emotions. There will be those who perform well under pressure and those that respond abysmally. How emotionally stable a leader is can be referenced in how they manage their emotional stability.

Self-confidence is one’s effort to control the continuum from strong to weak. Those moments of error as a leader and how they own up to their mistakes, take ownership and move forward. Having an accurate reference point for our own weaknesses and strengths allow us to continually improve.

4. Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is comprised of the traits dependability and integrity.

This was one of my three strongest traits, referenced in my big five personality test results.

Dependability is how a leader, manager, or employee balances being responsible/dependable or irresponsible/undependable. There are life and professional factors that an individual makes decisions within at all times.

Conscientiousness is how someone can have a continuum where they show up on time, get the job done, and execute quality work over and over again.

Integrity is being honest and ethical. Ones decision not to be can be a shortcut to how trustworthy an individual is. To be successful and profitable, leaders need integrity.

5. Openness

Openness includes characteristics of flexibility, intelligence and internal locusts of control.

Flexibility is one’s ability to adjust to the chaos and different situations within a workplace or life. People who are not flexible will struggle to succeed or adjust to change.

Intelligence is someone’s ability to think strategically, critically, to solve problems and make decisions.

Locus of Control is the inner mentality that an individual relies on as an internal compass. It is the inner beliefs that take control over one’s life destiny.

Externalizers believe they have no control of their lives beyond what they are fated to.

Internalizers believe that they have control over their fate, life, and destiny. They understand how their day to day behavior leads to their long-term performance.

Take the Big Five Personality Test or the Myers Briggs Personality Test.

Citations

Sheldon, K. M., Ryan, R. M., Rawsthorne, L. J., & Ilardi, B. (1997). Trait self and true self: Cross-role variation in the Big-Five personality traits and its relations with psychological authenticity and subjective well-being. Journal of personality and social psychology73(6), 1380.

6 Important Factors of Business Leadership Skills

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Business Leadership

These are the fundamental business leadership skills that most leaders use to successfully lead an organization.

The primary purpose of business leadership is to influence someone towards doing what they may or may not want to do.

Technical Business Leadership Skills

Technical leadership skills refer to a leaders experience and education proving them a 100% understanding of what their employees are doing. They need to know as much about a job or task they are having someone else execute. The focus of technical leadership is to ensure the job is being conducted in an efficient, accurate, and quality manner.

Conceptual Leadership Skills

Conceptual leadership skills are where a leader hones their problem-solving skills. It is through developing conceptual leadership skills that will allow a manager to make decisions, gather appropriate data, peruse options to finally choose an objective to act upon.

Human Communication Skills

COmmunication skills access a leaders ability to read, write, and articulate themselves. Non-verbal communication becomes important since people and employees are always observing and making judgments. The leader who can accept this ongoing scrutiny and use it to influence others will find it works to their advantage when sending their message to their employees.

Motivational “Inspirational” Skills

A leader’s motivational skills will display their ability to inspire themselves and their employees. Knowing what gets you up early allows you to be the self-aware leader who gets to know and understand each individual employee and what motivates or inspires them. Knowing how to motivate someone else does not have to be a guessing game. Asking questions, being curious, and truly caring about those who are under the command of a leader will allow them to motivate people in active and passive ways.

Emotional Leadership Skills

The emotional intelligence of a leader is paramount. A leader who is aware of their own feelings and the feelings of others will always have the advantage. Understanding a group or individual emotionally prevents or mitigates drops in performance and morale of a leaders employees.

A leader with low emotional intelligence will compare and contrast irrelevant abstract ideas and concepts.

A leader with high emotional intelligence will control their emotions when angry or upset, while also exhibiting an ability to control the feelings or emotions of others.

Destructive Emotions in Business

Anger is the worst professional emotion to express because it shows that you cannot control your emotions.

Crying is acceptable in the workplace but comes with the professional stigma because crying is perceived as a weakness.  If someone is crying, as a leader, let them cry before trying to speak with them. They will not hear you due to being emotionally charged. Reproach them once they have calmed down.

When you are overwhelmed or emotionally charged as a leader, pause, then re-evaluate.

 

Myers Briggs Personality Test

Myers Briggs Personality Test

Four years ago I took the Myers Briggs personality test at PersonalityHacker.com and discovered I was an INTJ.

The four letters INTJ meaning, (I)Introverted, (N) Intuitive (T) Thinking (J) Judging.

The way that my brain processes information is called a cognitive function.

  • (Ni) Introverted Intuition
  • (Te) Extraverted Thinking
  • (Fi) Introverted Feeling
  • (Se) Extroverted Sensing

My purpose was to take a free personality test that would provide insight into the inner workings of my introverted world, then use that information to better myself.

I’m a lover of self-help. I love learning.

I love developing the inner child and helping him mature.

The test took less than 10 minutes, and my results have been life-changing.

Many times people say things similar and it makes me cringe.

I’ve taken the test, received my results, and four years later I hold firm to my convictions.

The way that I have been able to leverage having a better understanding of myself has been profound.

This post is the first official blog post on DaniyelBingham.com,

but I wanted to share a resource that I know will benefit you all, as I start to post on this blog.

Find out how to get your personality test results for free below.

Who: The Myers Briggs personality type indicator instrument developed in the 1940’s by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Myers.

What: Their goal was to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. Many including, including myself, have used their system to get a better understanding of the way we interpret and process the world.

How: The mother and daughter duo developed a personality indicator, that took the insights of type theory, and made it pragmatic for everyday life. The result was 16 distinctive personality types that result from the brains cognitive function.

Show me an example:

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instruments are listed here display what is known as a “type table.”

For a free description of your MBTI type,

Click here to take the Myers Briggs Personality Test Free.

 

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In other news, I did that Myers Briggs personality test and turned out I’m an INFP.

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My brother & I just took the Myers Briggs personality test (he got ENFP, I got INFJ!) and now I’m wondering …

 

Hello world! I have INTJ Personality Type.

Hello, world!

Welcome to DaniyelBingham.com.

I have INTJ Personality Type.

Click here to take a free personality test

and see how your personality compares with others.

This is the first post by Daniyel Bingham.

I chose not to Edit or delete it.

I just decided to start writing!

This blog will be about all things relative.

Primarily my INTJ personality type (find out yours).

My love for business, fitness, $$, and being introverted.

Poems I wrote 20 years ago.

Songs I wrote 10 years ago.

Business plans I’m currently EXECUTING!

Back to that personality type indicator jargon.

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I am an INTJ. I will dig into how to make my understanding of my brains cognitive function work for me in relationships, career, and life.

I will document the 40+ mentality and journey here.

Take this test if you do not know your personality type.

Then come back and comment with your type!