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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 famous personality test that determines a person’s personality type. By analyzing the personality test results of an employee from work, one can gain better perspectives on how to better motivate them. 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 an employee’s personality increases motivation understanding as well as how to best manage people based on their personality traits.The Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorThe MBTI is one of the most widely used personality tests available today. The test asks questions to evaluate four specific psychological functions; sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking (Johnson, 1992). Depending on how an individual answers the questions, a combinationof four letters will be offered as their result. There is a total of 16 different combinations of letter outcomes for the MBTI (Johnson, 1992). The letter combinations will describe whether a person is more extroverted or introverted. Additionally, it will describe if they make decisions based off of sensation or intuition, and thinking or feeling. Lastly, it will show if they enjoy living through