In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
You’ll never have all the information you need to make a decision.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Did you know our style, preferences, and personality impact how we make decisions? One example is how our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) impacts our decision-making process.

Those that are Type E (Extraversion) are more likely to: 

  • Want to talk it through first
  • Respond in an energetic way
  • Start with external data
  • Crave breadth
  • Consider impact on environment first
  • Share thoughts and feelings freely

Those that are Type I (Introversion) are more likely to:

  • Want to think it through first
  • Respond in a measured way
  • Start with internal data
  • Crave depth
  • Consider impact on self-first
  • Share thoughts and feelings carefully

Those that are Type J (Judging) are more likely to: 

  • Want a decision now
  • Expect to make progress
  • Invite closure
  • Demonstrate commitment to the agreed upon solution
  • Feel discomfort until a decision is made
  • Desire certainty

Those that are Type P (Perceiving) are more likely to:

  • Want to postpone making a decision
  • Expect time to process
  • Invite new information
  • Stay open to changing the solution
  • Feel discomfort rejecting decision options
  • Desire flexibility

What’s your comfort level with decision making? Do you think your “type” is a factor? Let us know!

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
— Maimonides