Personality Traits and the Workplace


We all want to be the best employee we can be, right? Of course we do. Each of us also brings a variety of skills to the positions we currently hold. Beyond skills though, being successful in our current and future positions at Green River requires an understanding of oneself. Don’t worry, I’m not about to ask you to hold hands with the person next to you and begin chanting. That’s for another blog post.


This post is dedicated to gaining a better understanding of one’s own personality traits. Why is this important (you ask)? Well, these traits play an important role in the way we operate, interact, and engage with those around us. An understanding of traits is important for both individual and team success. Whether we prefer to think critically before making decisions, enjoy the thrill in taking a leap of faith, or consider forming a cross-campus committee to tackle an issue…chances are your traits (even unconsciously) are driving those decisions. Other factors of course also play into decisions, such as environment, past experience, and personal goals.


Below are four possible pairs of personality traits, popularized by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:

  • Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E)
  • Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
  • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

Free, Online Personality Test

Enough mumbo-jumbo already. It’s time to take a quick, free online test to determine our own personality traits! Remember, this is just the first step to understanding who we are, why we do things the way we do, and what this means in the workplace.

Take the 16 Personalities test now!


On-Campus Resources

Did you know that on-campus resources are also available for anyone interested? Our own Josh Staffieri, Education & Career Planner in the Welcome Center, provides in-depth professional career assessment? While online tests, like the one above are quick and easy to take, Josh excels at personalized consultations related to industry evaluations like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest. If interested, simply contact Josh for additional details or start by viewing the linked Professional Career Assessments PDF flyer.

Lastly, thanks for your help Josh in answering our own questions related to personality traits and assessment tools! We look forward to exploring these in more detail with you, through a personalized consultation.


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