You may wonder how your personality supports your ability to get things done. In this article, I will elaborate on various preferences and the connection to Getting Things Done® (GTD®). This is a follow-up to my response to David’s post about GTD and Personality Types.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument (MBTI®) is a self-assessment which measures people’s behavioral preferences across four dimensions. Learn more from the creators of this instrument.
Let’s start with the fourth MBTI dimension which is our attitude toward the external world and how we orient ourselves to it. Judgers (Js) prefer structure and lists; Perceivers (Ps) prefer experience, flexibility, and options. Js like GTD because they like to plan, enjoy having lists, and finishing things. Ps do not like making lists as much as the Js do; they like having options available to them. GTD facilitates this very nicely because when making decisions on what to do, there are options available based on your energy level, time available, and context. [Read more →]