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Running Head: PERSONALITYPersonality and MotivationKelly MoriartyMGT 300 - 5 principles of managementColorado State University - Global CampusProfessor Cindy AtchleyJul 27, 20171
Personality and MotivationPersonality and MotivationPersonalities of individual employees can have a direct impact on their performance in the work place. Personalities have the power to effect an employee’s efficiency, their relationships with other employees, and their overall style of fulfilling their role. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a credible, widely recognized and regularly utilized personality test that assesses four major psychological components of a person. By analyzing the personality test results of an employee from work, one can gain better perspectives on how to better motivatethem. This will shed light on the different available motivation theories, and which ones are the most appropriate depending on the specific personalities being assessed. The MBTI results for anemployee’s personality increases motivation understanding as well as how to best manage peoplebased on their personality traits.The Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorThe MBTI is a popular way for people to learn about their specific personality type or the personalities of their friends, family, and coworkers. The test is simple and easy to complete and is available online. The questions contained in the test are multiple choice and ask questions regarding four major psychological functions. These four functions include sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking (Johnson, 1992). At the end of the test, there will be a combination of four letters offered as the results. There are a total of 16 combinations of the four available letters, meaning that according to this assessment, there are 16 personality types (Johnson, 1992).