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I have to answer the questions below in 250 words each. I had to place 4 individuals in a group and determine their 4 Personality Type Letters by having them complete the short Cognitive Style Inventory© at Each group member completed the Cognitive Style Inventory and provided me with their 4 Personality Type Letters as follows:

Group Member#1 - ENFJ
Group member#2 - INTP
Group Member#3 - ISTJ
Group Member#4 - ENTP

Based on Engleberg and Wynn's (2007) description of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in chapter 11 and the 4 Personality Type Letters which I have been reading, I don't fully understand these questions below:

1)Discuss incentives/motivators for each team member's personality type above.

2)Design two incentives/motivators created specifically for your group's dynamics.

Be sure to reference text readings to support your reasoning.


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Let's take a closer look. Be sure to read your chapters, which are referred to in this response.


1) Discuss incentives/motivators for each team member's personality type above.

The following information is taken from ch.11, p. 300-301. It is just a matter of sorting the information relevant to each of the letters for each member. Perhaps, reading it first will be helpful. Also see the chart of strategies on p. 302, which matches your members' personality type with motivation strategies based on Jung's theory. In this response, any direct quotes are enclosed in quotation marks and the chapter is cited at the end of the paragraphs with the page number.

1. Group Member#1 - ENFJ

For this member, you use a combination of motivators for extrovert, intuitive, feeling and judging personality traits. You can motivate this extrovert by providing them, along with all group members, with the "meeting agendas well in advance." Being an extrovert, this member "may need time to collect information that supports" her or his "already formed ideas." (ch11, p. 300).

To motivate this intuitive member, she or he will remain motivated if her or his creative and big-picture ideas are given serious consideration by other group members. During a discussion, there will be both sensors and intuitives, so it is about balance. First give the sensors "uninterrupted time to share relevant information" and then, "let the intuitives "loose" to use that information as a springboard for new ideas or innovative solutions." In the group, this member is a feeler, so "should be given time to discuss personal perspectives, but also reminded that disagreements can help a group reach good, people-focused decisions." As a judger, this member will take her or his "responsibility seriously and will get a job done." You ...