Whether managing staff, managing your boss, or spending time with friends or family, communication is the bridge to accomplishing whatever it is you set out to do. Each personality type tends to deliver a message based on their preference type and takes in information in the same way.
This is easily demonstrated if you have more than one child and ask them both to do something. Very likely you will get a different reaction and result from each of them. Not to say they all would not get it done, but each would go about the request differently.
This is also true in the workplace. Presenting an idea or requesting something may result in push back from some people because it conflicts with their preferences or they may need more time to think about it and not be prepared to jump in at that moment. Others may leap at the idea and get very excited.
Knowledge of personality type is very useful when communicating with anyone. Recognizing how the message should be delivered to effectively reach the recipient can reduce conflict and increase the ability to reach common ground. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is an excellent assessment to gain understanding of personality type and preferences. More information on the MBTI® and other services can be found on our website www.lrassess.com