I have a lot of issues with the Leaders vs Loners article. In a quick Google search of military leaders studies show both Introverted & Extroverted leaders play a critical part in leading in military situations. The Military is generally considered a high energy, dynamic environment and one would expect MBTI Es to be the dominate type.Federal employees work in many environments, crisis, policy, high stress and not so high stress. To broad brush federal leaders and say they all need to be MBTI extrovert to be good leaders tells me the author did not do much research.It seems to be the season to bash feds, we don’t work hard enough, we are too soft, too slow, too old, too young, not smart enough and just want to get by for 30 years to retire. I have 28 years in the Army and 26 years in the federal government, I have seen brilliant people and real duds in both. I suspect there is a similar pattern in the private sector. There is a need to change many things in government, but to say all leaders need to be MBTI E**J is exactly the issue MBTI tries to stop. We need all kinds of people to balance the workforce. Like Charles, I count myself as one of those who stick it out because I believe we can make a difference and push the envelope in government and make life in America a better place. (BTW – I am an INTP – an introvert with an opinion and a Leader of soldiers and federal employees)
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