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When Personalities Clash

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The author notes that it would have been nice if other people had an instruction kit, some
description of their personality to guide those interacting with them (Sills, 2006). The author
narrates how one engineering firm adopted this policy, where employees wore nametags
alongside their Myers-Briggs personality types. This coding helped employees to understand one
another and thus worked more smoothly since each one understood the other’s needs and
preferences. The author uses this story to highlight the frustration and struggles that occur in the
workplace considering that most workplaces have individuals from nearly all the personality
types (Sills, 2006). Individual personality types are unavoidable in the public spaces and one has
to know how to handle individuals from varying personality categories. The author argues that
no matter one’s personality type, an individual presents himself or herself as a person, a self that
needs to be handled humanely and cautiously. Sills (2006) notes that other’s personality types
could make them a constant source of one’s stresses, something that is always constant at the
workplace unlike other sources of stress and challenges at the workplace.
The author indicates that although work stress and professionalism might create a bond
that unites employees at a workplace, the varying personality types at the workplace eventually
leads to conflicts, what she refers to as personality conflicts. Sills (2006) notes that personality
types might also determine one’s position or job type at the workplace. She notes of the boss
who is always the emotional, confident, intuitive, action-oriented, and demanding type. Such
individuals might also be worried when opportunities are missed, as well as full of gratitude
when targets are achieved. On the contrary, the planner nuts might be more fact driven,
controlled, and with high faith in data and thus do not invest in personal feelings (Sills, 2006).
They might be keen when implementing project design, policies, as well as approach to

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Running head: WHEN PERSONALITIES CLASH When Personalities Clash Student’s name: Institutional affiliation: 1 WHEN PERSONALITIES CLASH 2 When Personalities Clash The author notes that it would have been nice if other people had an instruction kit, some description of their personality to guide those interacting with them (Sills, 2006). The author narrates how one engineering firm adopted this policy, where employees wore nametags alongside their Myers-Briggs personality types. This coding helped employees to understand one another and thus worked more smoothly since each one understood the other’s needs and preferences. The author uses this story to highlight the frustration and struggles that occur in the workplace considering that most workplaces have individuals from nearly all the personality types (Sills, 2006). Individual personality types are unavoidable in the public spaces and one has to know how to handle individuals from varying personality categories. The author argues that no matter one’s personality type, an individual presents himself or herself as a person, a self that needs to be handled humanely and cautiously. Sills (2006) notes that other’s personality types could make them a constant source of one’s stresses, something that is always constant at the workplace unlike other sources of stress and challenges at the workplace. The author indicates that although work stress and professionalism might create a bond that unites employees at a workp ...
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