The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assesses people on the way they perceive the world and make decisions. It offers insight into the way people think and behave. Here’s how your MBTI type could be an indicator whether work from home might really work for you.
Introversion (I) vs. extraversion (E)
People who like to work alone, think through the problem and have a detailing oriented work usually find loud places or interactive environment disruptive. Such people tend towards introversion and are the ideal workers to work from home.
Extraverted individuals tend to feel isolated without interaction and face time with people. They draw energy from their surroundings and from being in between people. Working from home may damper their productivity.
Intuition (N) vs. sensing (S)
People with intuitive tendency tend to look at boarder picture and wider perspective. They need big ideas and do not need minute details or directions. This case also fits the league of ideal workers well.
Sensing personalities need details to build a big picture. They need specific instructions and tend to ask lot of questions. These people work better in a group or an office where they can constantly get information.
Thinking (T) vs. feeling (F)
The thinking people look for clarity and brevity. Hence once they discuss the work, structure, expectation and layout, they can self start and deliver from remote work location
Feelers are the personalities which need to make constant connection with people. They need to have free conversations and need the comfort of emotions and sub texts, handshakes and reinforcements, all of which may be missing in a work from home set up.
Judging (J) vs. perceiving (P)
People who tend toward judging want closure in their work. They find it easier to work from home because they can naturally focus on getting their tasks done. This may be counter effective as the judger tends to make a hasty decision with incomplete information because his focus is towards resolving the matter as soon as possible.
Perceivers tend to spread out their tasks. They usually take frequent breaks in between work, and are OK to work for longer hours. These people tend to get distracted with surrounds easily. Hence they may not find themselves working from home too often.