Systems Thinking and Personality Types LO22544

Carol Sager (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:19:48 -0400

Replying to LO22525 --


Thanks for the references. If you have more information on this, I would
appreciate it. I might also add that these "so-called" personality tests
were never meant to be used to "categorize" people into particular jobs.

People do have preferential ways of meeting their own needs. I think it is
important to recognize this so that we don't get mired in the "If only
THEY thought like ME" syndrome. Other thoughts?

Gavin Ritz wrote:

> That is Ashby's law of Requisite variety, to be able to respond in
> appropriate ways to your environment. Behavioral responses have very
> little to do with personality. I know of no personality traits that one
> can generalise about and say that those make good or bad managers. Also
> look at Jaques' book on Executive Leadership. His book is all about what
> you saying.

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