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    I'm not sure whether or not this has been posted but it might help us understand some things better.

     
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    This is great. Thanks Fly.
     
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    INFJ On A Team

    The following is adapted from Linda V. Berens, Linda K. Ernst and Melissa Smith, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams (Telos Publications, 2005) *Used with permission.


    How INFJs Build Relationships
    For them, team relationships are about supporting human potential. They often show a talent for developing and guiding people, so putting them in a coaching role on the team benefits all. It is often painful, however, when they offer insights or advice and teammates choose not to take it. Others may see them as either more outgoing or more critical than they are. They often come to team relationships with pre-established expectations but are willing to change if met with new information or new teammates. They quickly pick up on insincerity and withdraw if someone on the team is superficial or obviously doesn’t care.


    How INFJs Deal with Conflict
    They typically don’t like conflict but won’t avoid it if it can improve relationships or lead to growth. Therefore, they are likely catalysts for airing team issues within the group. When conflict occurs, they first withdraw to sort it out, then seek to have a conversation where the conflict can be addressed. They realize the importance of keeping their emotions in check and not saying things that can damage relationships.


    To Forge Better Relationships with INFJs…
    Provide a team environment that focuses on people and their needs. Try to create an open, honest, and sincere relationship with them and help them create that kind of relationship with others on the team. Give them genuine, meaningful feedback, which does not always have to be positive, to let them know you are aware of their contributions. Most of all, frame the work of the team as having a meaningful purpose that goes beyond everyday routine.


    [​IMG]How INFJs Approach Doing Work
    They have a tendency to spend a fair amount of up-front reflection time to mentally get a sense of where the project and the team are going so will likely disengage from the group momentarily. They want a course of action or reference points to help team members know when they are on track. They see the value in defining roles so tasks can get done and matching the right team members with the tasks to accomplish the vision. Once underway, they are quite likely to be very time and task focused unless the team gets derailed or people clearly need attending to in order to be productive.


    How INFJs Make Decisions
    They tend to make decisions rather quickly if new information matches the vision. If it doesn’t, they will want time to integrate the information into their vision and adjust the vision or reject the information. They might be prone to inaction when they get overwhelmed with the physical realities of a situation or when they have no idea of what the next step should be.


    How INFJs Respond to Change
    When a change doesn’t match their vision of what is going to happen, they must trust that others are really looking out for the good of the people. This will help them adjust their vision, especially if accompanied by a good argument with a strong rationale and with new insights and evidence.

    Source: http://www.bestfittype.com/infjonateam.html

    this was mostly true for me..
     
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    oops, i was late...
     
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    Y'know, working in teams is a frequent occurrence for me now and I'm analysing myself in every project I'm doing.

    One major thing with me is that if I am not emotionally invested in what I am doing- you can just forget about. As my field is an exclusively creative one, it's incredibly important for me to feel that what we're doing not only serves my values of what I believe to be an worthwhile endeavour but for it to have personal value. If it doesn't have that, or the team is not interested in such involvement, I will tune out completely. Although I will support the decisions, in order to get what needs to done, completed, I will be internally apathetic.
     
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    The bold is quite true on me, I recognize that a lot of those are things that I worked to develop. The section on how INFJ's work is definitely not true of me. I can see that section of the J where I lack.
     
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    Yup, that's me in a team alright. I can actually get quite demanding at times, but I resist this temptation, as I hate feeling like a slave driver. I will only become more firm and directive with people when we are on a strict timeline or no progress is being made. Mostly because those are huge pet-peeves of mine, I will start to freak out.

    That being said, I HATE working in teams/groups, and I will avoid them like the plauge. Once I get going with them, I usually get used to it, but without fail there is a huge resistance to it at first. I am very much a solitary worker; I won't even work in study groups.
     
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    Yup, I agree..I tend to avoid any sort of group work, I tend to perform a lot better when working independently.
     
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    INFJ On A Team

    The following is adapted from Linda V. Berens, Linda K. Ernst and Melissa Smith, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams (Telos Publications, 2005) *Used with permission.



    How INFJs Build Relationships
    For them, team relationships are about supporting human potential. They often show a talent for developing and guiding people, so putting them in a coaching role on the team benefits all. It is often painful, however, when they offer insights or advice and teammates choose not to take it. Others may see them as either more outgoing or more critical than they are. They often come to team relationships with pre-established expectations but are willing to change if met with new information or new teammates. They quickly pick up on insincerity and withdraw if someone on the team is superficial or obviously doesn’t care.

    How INFJs Deal with Conflict
    They typically don’t like conflict but won’t avoid it if it can improve relationships or lead to growth. Therefore, they are likely catalysts for airing team issues within the group. When conflict occurs, they first withdraw to sort it out, then seek to have a conversation where the conflict can be addressed. They realize the importance of keeping their emotions in check and not saying things that can damage relationships.


    To Forge Better Relationships with INFJs…
    Provide a team environment that focuses on people and their needs. Try to create an open, honest, and sincere relationship with them and help them create that kind of relationship with others on the team. Give them genuine, meaningful feedback, which does not always have to be positive, to let them know you are aware of their contributions. Most of all, frame the work of the team as having a meaningful purpose that goes beyond everyday routine.


    [​IMG]How INFJs Approach Doing Work
    They have a tendency to spend a fair amount of up-front reflection time to mentally get a sense of where the project and the team are going so will likely disengage from the group momentarily. They want a course of action or reference points to help team members know when they are on track. They see the value in defining roles so tasks can get done and matching the right team members with the tasks to accomplish the vision. Once underway, they are quite likely to be very time and task focused unless the team gets derailed or people clearly need attending to in order to be productive.


    How INFJs Make Decisions
    They tend to make decisions rather quickly if new information matches the vision. If it doesn’t, they will want time to integrate the information into their vision and adjust the vision or reject the information. They might be prone to inaction when they get overwhelmed with the physical realities of a situation or when they have no idea of what the next step should be.


    How INFJs Respond to Change
    When a change doesn’t match their vision of what is going to happen, they must trust that others are really looking out for the good of the people. This will help them adjust their vision, especially if accompanied by a good argument with a strong rationale and with new insights and evidence.

    Source: http://www.bestfittype.com/infjonateam.html

    I will also explore the INFP description to see how it compares to this.
     
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    yeah i know what you mean, i get demanding in groups too, when working in groups, i usually choose to be the group leader because i want to make sure everything is done right because i don't trust that they'll get it done right otherwise, its not arrogance, don't get me wrong, i just like leading and making sure its done right, but when i am the leader, i don't force anything on anyone, i just like to make sure everyone is doing what they should be doing.

    i like working in groups when everyone is cooperative, when people are clearly slacking off in the group or just don't want to cooperate, that's when i get annoyed. i don't like studying in groups either unless its with children or something because i'm in charge, but i'm referring to like group projects and things like that.
     
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    I also hate working in teams. I have noticed that I have to adopt the J type of approach in most team environments unless there are some other ambitious drivers. If I have to adopt to J I am pretty miserable, if I am in a team that has all members pull their fair share, or at least has a good driver, I make sure everyone is comfortable.
     
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    you're welcome :)
     
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    i understand what you mean, i also need to feel emotionally invested, when i'm not, i don't have enough motivation at times and i sort of need to force myself to not be apathetic about it
     
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