Four Points Career Goal Guide For All (MBTI) Myers Briggs Personality Types
Hello everyone! Today we are going to discuss how any MBTI type “should” set his/her career goals.
You perhaps have heard about Dan Pink’s Three Pillars of Performance:
Where he talks about these key terms in motivating people:
Sure! That sounds like a good plan for motivating employees for higher performance, but let me re-purpose this plan for setting a career goal. And that plan includes-
Each one of us might prioritize these 4 points in a different order. But the intention is to eventually (if not simultaneously) reach all these aspects in our careers.
Jungian Cognitive function order for all types:
Primary (talent)> Secondary (growth) > Tertiary >Inferior
Now, you have to take these four main functions of each personality type and somehow use them to fit into the 4 point model. How you do it, it is entirely up to you. This is how I envision the model, where the intuitive functions lead to autonomy, thinking functions lead to mastery, feelings to (positive) impact and sensing to recognition:
Ni (Perspective) and Ne (Exploration) —> Autonomy
Ti (Accuracy) and Te (Effectiveness) —> Mastery
Fi (Authenticity) and Fe (Harmony) —> Impact
Si (Memory) and Se (Sensation) —>Recognition
*Perspective (Ni) generates insightful vision and exploration of ideas (Ne) leads to innovation. Thus, if you are capable of seeing the future and innovate new ways- you are capable to lead. That’s why, a leader is independent or autonomous.
*Accuracy (Ti) is important for critical analysis of theory and data. Effectiveness (Te) is important for process efficiency. If you can do anything with accuracy and efficiency, you have reached the mastery level.
*Authenticity (Fi) is pivotal in bringing quality and setting standard guidelines. Harmony (Fe) is vital for the greater goods of the people and societies. If you can add value to yourselves or others through high quality product or service, or if you can bring harmony, compassion and kindness in others lives then you are positively making an impact.
*Memory (Si) helps categorizing and sensation (Se) helps experiencing life through real data at the present moments. So you gain good reputations by keeping a track record of great professional achievements. You also experience life through materialistic means such as money, property and good health etc.
For better understanding of each function, watch this video:
Bookmark this article as I am going to use this model to write personal life goal plans for each MBTI types.
The first part is already out:
Four Points Career Goal Guide for INTJ Personality Type
An INTJ’s Perspective: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 1)
Science or Pseudoscience: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 2)