WORK STYLE THEMES
The following section of the report discusses
Hercules Rockafella's results on the Jung Type Indicator in terms of five
different work style themes.
Hercules Rockafella's natural introversion combined
with his balance between 'Thinking' and 'Feeling' suggests that although
relationships at work may hold some importance to him at the personal
level, he would not value too high a level of contact with others at work.
He is likely to be seen as a reasonably friendly person who is often quite
considerate though not especially sociable, preferring to spend quite a
lot of his time working by himself rather than with others.
On the whole, he will enjoy working by himself
more than working with others on a group task. However, when he does have
to work with others, he will try to co-operate and will take a fairly
constructive attitude rather than being especially critical. If he does
disagree with others, he may not feel particularly inclined to say so
unless it is on an issue that he considers to be important. When he does
speak his mind, he will do so with a reasonable amount of tact and
discretion and will try to take peoples' sensitivities into consideration
Hercules Rockafella's preferred style of management
will be to have relatively little day-to-day contact with his subordinates
but at the same time to impose a reasonable amount of structure on how
they do their work. He will tend not to involve himself at a practical
level in their work, preferring rather to offer them a framework for what
they have to do in advance and then expecting them to stay within this
framework as far as possible.
His approach to project planning will be to set
out the main details of what is to be done, but leaving a certain amount
open to be decided at the time. He will provide deadlines for task
completion where appropriate and will want his subordinates to keep him
informed of progress. During the project, he will prefer to leave his
subordinates alone for much of the time to get on with the task by
themselves, but will still remain available for consultation should any
On the whole, Hercules Rockafella will want to see a
balance between formality and informality in his relationships with his
subordinates. On the one hand, he will expect them to show at least some
regard for his position as their manager and will expect a reasonable
degree of conscientiousness from them, but on the other hand he will want
them to feel that status should not get in the way of an effective working
relationship and so will therefore encourage his subordinates to be
reasonably informal with him.
He will want to see innovation and a forward
looking orientation from his subordinates but will also emphasise to them
the importance of a firm foundation of traditional skills and approaches.
At the same time, he will also discourage either extreme adherence to
traditional methods or overly radical ideas which do not have at least
some basis in terms of current realities.
In general, Hercules Rockafella will try to strike a
balance between firmness on the one hand and sensitivity on the other. If
he feels an individual's work is not up to standard, then he will be
prepared to raise it with them and will be prepared to be reasonably
direct about it, but he will also want to understand the individual's
perspective as well and will want to know if particular personal or work
circumstances may be contributing to the observed poor performance.
He will be concerned about harmony within the
team but will not see this as essential if the team are already performing
up to standard. He will want to see that individuals are able to
co-operate effectively with one another and are able to work together as
colleagues and, if this is not so, then he may be prepared to raise it as
an issue for discussion.
Hercules Rockafella's equal tendencies towards both
'thinking' and 'feeling' suggests that his thinking style will show a good
balance between analysis and subjectivity. Furthermore, since he shows
more or less equal inclinations towards both 'sensing' and 'intuition', he
will also achieve a balance between creativity and pragmatism in his
thinking. On the whole therefore, he should be able to work reasonably
effectively with theoretical and conceptual systems which may be of
relevance in his work. He should also be able to be innovative and
creative when necessary, yet still maintain his thinking within the bounds
of what is practical and of relevance to current realities.
Hercules Rockafella's reasonably strong tendency
towards introversion suggests that his thinking will tend to be somewhat
internalised in nature. He will need to have a fair amount of time to
himself in order to develop his ideas and will only occasionally feel it
to be of value to discuss his ideas with others in order to help him shape
his own thinking. On the whole, he will far prefer to communicate his
ideas in writing rather than presenting them only in oral form to his
DECISIONS AND ACTIONS
On the whole, Hercules Rockafella will want to take a
reasonable amount of time before making a decision in order to ensure that
the issues have been considered with sufficient care and that there has
been at least some consultation with others who may have useful opinions
or information to contribute. He will enjoy devoting this time to careful
reflection on his own part and will prefer to see his role somewhat more
as that of the 'decision-maker' than the 'action-taker'.
He will feel it important to gain a global
picture of the situation before making a decision but will also want to
make sure that he has paid attention to the specific details. In any
decision he takes, he will try to achieve a balance between consideration
of the longer-term needs of the organisation and the more immediate and
pressing needs of the situation.
DEPENDABILITY AND STRUCTURE
Hercules Rockafella's responses to the JTI suggest
that he will show a degree of independence of mind but will still show a
regard for basic organisational values. He is likely to fit in quite well
with traditional, hierarchical organisational structures and will feel a
reasonable sense of duty to do what is asked of him. Being fairly well
structured and organised in his approach and acknowledging the importance
of well proven methods, he should be seen as a fairly dependable employee
who will make efforts to achieve both his own goals and those of the
organisation, though not without the occasional demonstration of a more
Hercules Rockafella's special strengths will lie in
the combination of his conceptual, theoretical and critical thinking
abilities with his determination to achieve the goals he sets out for
Possible Self-Development Areas
The following are areas which may possibly be
of value for Hercules Rockafella to look into in relation to his future
self-development. Since the JTI assesses only a person's preferences
rather than their actual skills or behaviour, it may be that Hercules
has already developed his capabilities in some of the areas mentioned
He may need to externalise his
thoughts rather more and to communicate his ideas to others more directly
and on a more frequent basis.
He may need to shift the balance
from merely thinking about issues to the taking of positive and direct
He may need to use discussion
with others rather more as a way of opening himself to ideas which differ
from his own.
JTI Type Categories
A person's JTI profile can often be
categorised within one of the 16 basic JTI 'types'. A description of each
of these 16 types is provided on the booklet "Jung Type Indicator: The
Sixteen Types" or on the website: www.jungtype.com.
Hercules Rockafella's scores on the JTI place him
within the type category INTJ.
End of report.