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Impact of Personality on Work

 

 

Personality is one of the most important characteristics of a person when doing a job. of course, different types of personalities are suited for different jobs. Not every personality will react the same way in a certain situation. It is extremely important to recognize the traits and qualities of an employee and to assign them duties for which they are best suited for. This will result in increased productivity and job satisfaction.

 

Introvert Extrovert Dilemma:

Outgoing people or extroverts are better suited for jobs which require large amounts of interaction with people such customer service. They have a natural advantage with this type of job since they have always been great with communication and socializing. These people can also improve the motivation levels of other employees by being energetic and happy.

However, they may not necessarily flourish in a job behind closed doors. For example, Information Technology is one such area where the skills and knowledge of the person is prioritized more over his socializing skills. These types of jobs do not require much interaction with other employees. People who are introverted and of a quiet nature may find these jobs more appealing as compared to the ones which require socializing as it may seem too daunting to them.

 

Motivation:

This is an interesting topic. What motivates people to come out of their homes to their offices? What is the driving force behind their choice of the respective profession? Some people are only concerned about money, hence they are more likely to work harder if they are promised a raise or a bonus. Some people want recognition with their peers. hence they will be more dedicated to their tasks if they are acknowledged openly in front of others. Some people are only about self motivation. They are just do their jobs for the sake of doing it. their own personal satisfaction is enough for them. Hence we need to learn on how these differences in personality types can be utilized for the maximum output.

 

Work ethics:

People who tend to prioritize their jobs usually display high levels of work ethics. On the other hand, there are some people who would while away the hours and time doing nothing of practical value. They would often turn in their assignments late or just in time. People with weak work ethics tend to require more management to keep them focused on their work while people with strong work ethics require minimum supervision.

 

Detail Oriented:

Some people are planners. They think about the possible future prospects and position of the company in the long run. How to attain those prospects and what plans and strategies need to be implemented in to achieve that goal. They can come up with broad plans designed to keep the company moving forward. They can also come up new initiatives to solve problems. However they are not always equipped to properly execute those plans.

For execution of plans, the detail oriented people are required. What the people mentioned above (planners) lack in is compensated for their attention to details. They might face difficulty in following a direction or deviating from a pre-established path. But if you give them a task, they will see to it that it is done with perfection. Too often than not, these people are highly organized and keep excellent records. Both of these types of people are necessary for a company to perform well and they are remarkably suited to compensate for each other’s weaknesses.

 

Mind vs. Heart:

There are people who have a scientific approach for almost everything in life. They are always about logic. If the logic is sound enough, then the answer must be right regardless of what others think. Sometimes they can become cold and insensitive to other’s feelings but most of them do have strong analytical powers and they always look for hard, irrefutable facts.

And then there are people who are the opposites of these logisticians. They are receptive towards the feelings of others and act accordingly to them. While the analysts try to solve problems as if they are far away from it, these people want to become a part of it. The analysts considers these people to be biased, subjective and illogical while on the other hand, those people consider analysts to be cold and unfeeling. While both of these personality groups are important for an organization to run, there can often be a clash of ideas which may even cause problems and disruptions to the work environment.

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