Workplace Weaknesses: 16 Flaws Each Personality Type May Unknowingly Show | 16Personalities (2023)

It’s tough to discuss the less lovely potentials of personality types – I don’t want anyone to feel bad about themselves or get defensive. Yet every personality type has some behavioral tendencies that could cause problems at work. That’s important, because how you perform and are perceived on the job affects your future. Of course, whether any such issues surface depends on the person – group likelihoods aren’t individual certainties. So, why have such a discussion?

Because objectively examining yourself can be a powerful step toward becoming a stronger, happier, more successful person. Nosce te ipsum. Know thyself. So, in the hope of sparking some useful self-awareness, let’s look at some troublesome (yet forgivably human) behaviors that are more likely for certain personality types. And while we’re at it, let’s also consider how each personality type can turn them around. Sometimes exercising wisdom in how you express your personality traits can help you get awesome results at work – and in life.

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Analyst Personality Types

Architect (INTJ): Smugness

Having a passion to understand everything but not necessarily the same zest for social interactions, Architects can signal a detached superiority that irritates coworkers. These personalities often seem to dismiss other people’s opinions and ideas out of hand, fueled by either confidence or defensiveness about their own views. They may verbally express doubt or just give an uncaring shrug. Smugness, even if it’s more perceived than heartfelt, can quickly overshadow an Architect’s positive qualities and turn people off.

Fortunately, Architects like nothing better than to put a good idea to work. When Architects actively apply their thoughts and opinions to the benefit of an organization or team, people may see their dedication to their own views as having merit. An opinionated person who gets good results can earn respect, even if they lack social grace (a workplace skill that’s still worth practicing).

Logician (INTP): Incomplete Ideas

Logician personalities love to dream up plans and processes, but they don’t always flesh them out properly before committing their enthusiasm or acting on their ideas. This can result in false starts, halting progress, or (embarrassingly) having others find the hidden flaws in their plans once they’ve been proposed or commenced. None of that tends to boost Logicians’ success. An incomplete idea, even a promising one, can make the most innovative person seem careless – not a great impression to give at work.

Logicians may not always be detail-oriented, but that depends on whether those details are assumed to be rote (and therefore avoided as boring) or seen as subuniverses to be explored and engaged. When they have the latter mindset, Logicians find that they’re quite adept at crafting the details of a plan – and that understanding minutiae can be as fascinating and exciting as the bigger picture. The mental reward that they get from venturing into theory can be found regardless of scale or subject.

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Commander (ENTJ): Being Domineering

Having a similar love of their own opinions as do Architects, these Extraverted personality types express it much more boldly, pushing their ideas as much as dismissing others’. That’s not always a bad thing, but among coworkers of diverse personality types, Commanders can come off as intellectual bullies. Whether it’s expressed with charisma or not, an overbearing attitude can make other people feel devalued, as if their voices don’t matter. They may stop engaging with Commanders as a result.

But as much as Commanders love to run with their ideas (or whatever they see as the best option), they also thrive on the spirited exchange of ideas. It helps them think, innovate, and refine their own opinions – and it’s just plain stimulating to their Extraverted minds. Given that, it’s in Commanders’ best interests to keep those channels of communication open by finding ways to encourage others to engage with them – even if it means moderating their own output a little.

Debater (ENTP): Argumentativeness

Debaters’ love of adversarial debate, whether serious or whimsical, can produce some scintillating conversations and amazing ideas. But in a typical workplace where much is routine, it can also slow progress down and bother other people. When every little decision or action is debated as though it’s a vigorous intellectual exercise, others may find it exhausting – and outright distracting from their productivity.

Debating is as natural for Debaters as breathing – it’s why we gave them that name. But in a workplace, these personalities discover that their talent for mental mayhem can be profitable as well as fun – when it’s aimed at the right targets. They do well when they save their arguments for high-value subjects where they can effect positive changes. Then, they’re seen more as trailblazers than mischief-makers.

Diplomat Personality Types

Advocate (INFJ): Sanctimoniousness

Having a desire to establish clarity in their hearts and minds, Advocates follow their own moral compasses to some distinct positions. They may intend to express those high-minded views helpfully and kindly, but when they differ with others (as they inevitably will), these personality types can easily come off as disapproving. No one likes to feel judged, and even the perception that Advocates are being critical can irritate coworkers.

Advocates usually have a purposeful intent behind their thoughts and actions, and when that purpose is truly positive, it tends to show. Advocates can help prevent misunderstandings by verbalizing their good intentions, which makes it harder for others to fill in the blanks with any negative assumptions. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, and when those opinions are hopeful and accessible, they tend to appeal more than repel – even if they reflect a challenging moral standard.

Mediator (INFP): Being Indecisive

Many coworkers have no idea that when Mediators avoid expressing firm opinions (or hedge them right after doing so), it’s often partly because they’re trying to be considerate of the people around them. But from the outside, it can just look like indecisiveness. People have a harder time trusting someone who they don’t see as being committed to a course of action, and unreliability is a bad reputation to have at work – even if it’s undeserved.

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Luckily, even when they hesitate to commit verbally, Mediators are often sitting on a wave of enthusiasm. Just because they don’t always speak firmly doesn’t mean that they don’t have a direction in mind – they just don’t want to steamroll anyone else before proceeding. So their bright, active engagement with ideas often speaks more about their abilities than their words do – something that can bring them great success in the workplace.

Protagonist (ENFJ): Overconcern

Little matters more to these personality types at work than building rewarding relationships with others. But not everyone shares that sense of reward for deep engagement – something that Protagonists may interpret as a deficiency needing to be “fixed” (especially when dealing with Introverted personality types). Protagonists may ask for too much in terms of sincere emotional engagement, causing people to withdraw or even provoking friction.

Concern for coworkers’ well-being is an attractive quality, and common protocols of the workplace help Protagonists keep their deeper instincts focused in appropriate ways. Even so, not everyone has to share close bonds to work well together. Giving people some space and privacy can be an admirable form of stewardship that Protagonists can feel good about, appreciating respectful affability at work as much as intimacy.

Campaigner (ENFP): Boisterousness

Energy is good at work, but if it’s not directed productively, it can raise eyebrows or even irritate others. Campaigners have bright, curious imaginations, and if they spend too much energy trying to engage with (or discuss) everything that pops into their heads, they may not be able to accomplish the goals required for long-term success. Personable, clever energy only goes so far if it doesn’t produce the results that any given job demands.

Campaigners’ value of warm, supportive personal connections creates a great work resource for these personality types. Leaning on other people can help them keep their energy going in the right direction, whether it’s task-minded supervisors or more narrowly focused coworkers. Being part of a team means that Campaigners can benefit from the structure around them, helping them live up to their full potential while still letting them express their exuberance.

Sentinel Personality Types

Logistician (ISTJ): Rigidity

Logisticians thrive on perfecting systems, but this can sometimes make them inflexible or far too routine-dependent. When their sense of order breaks down, their performance may suffer without a familiar structure to support their momentum. This can also apply to their thinking, making it hard for them to accept new directives and procedures in a changing work environment.

In most cases, it merely takes a little time for Logisticians to adapt their minds and habits when the routines and parameters around them change. Leveraging their methodical natures can be the key to success. It isn’t always comfortable, but they can rebuild the reliable order that they love by patiently practicing new things until they become familiar. This goes a lot faster once they release their frustration and apply their logical minds to figuring out a new routine.

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Defender (ISFJ): Complacency

Defender personalities often settle into a job role and do it extremely well, yet they may not adequately project their desire or ambition outward. Often they think that merit alone will bring them the career advancement that they deserve, and sometimes they don’t want to be seen as demanding. (They may also become too comfortable where they are to seek something more.) But dedication and humility don’t necessarily get them noticed, and that can mean many missed opportunities.

Despite their gentle nature, Defenders tend to have firm visions for themselves and their futures – they prefer to walk a clear path and want what’s best for themselves, like anyone. When they fairly express those internal work goals to others – and dare to point out their abilities and accomplishments – they’re more likely to be noticed and make career progress. They don’t have to be demanding to be rewarded, but they do have to admit to themselves that they both want and deserve something more – and make it known.

Executive (ESTJ): Being Autocratic

Like Logisticians, Executives tend to favor established practices and routines. But as Extraverts, they can be much more forward about seeking to impose them on the people around them. Even if their position doesn’t include authority over others, these personalities can be exacting with their opinions and expectations, insisting that rules be followed without question. That can have a dampening effect on creativity and morale – and can also annoy their coworkers.

Doing things the right way brings Executives a sense of pride, and when these personalities decide to set an example rather than display a controlling or critical stance, they often find that they get more traction. Effective procedures that serve a good purpose can be made more appealing through practical demonstration than force. And it’s likely more affirming when people gravitate toward Executives’ preferred ways of their own accord rather than merely complying with them.

Consul (ESFJ): Gossiping

A focus on social relationships and an overtly specific set of personal views can give Consuls a lot to say – especially about other people and their actions. These personality types may invest more energy and time than most others in discussing workplace social politics. At the very least, this can reduce productivity, or worse, foster adversarial attitudes. Team cohesion is valuable, and it can’t be formed around the views of just a few individuals.

Nothing makes Consuls happier than when they can create harmony among people, and when they prioritize that goal over their own opinions and perceptions, they can easily create an inclusive social environment in the workplace. They may naturally seek a central position in that world, but when they also accept that everything can’t be the way they want, they tend to find rewarding mutual acceptance with those around them.

Explorer Personality Types

Virtuoso (ISTP): Unsociability

These personality types can be comfortable without much investment in social niceties, but to others in the workplace, that kind of emotional independence can be off-putting. People want to feel needed, and Virtuosos’ casual sense of detachment can send the message that other people are optional at best. These personalities are unlikely to put great effort into being personable, and unless they make up for that in other ways, this may hurt their career advancement.

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That said, many Virtuosos do make up for their blunt social disinterest with other abilities, and even a socially disinterested attitude can be a cooperative, amiable one. When they don’t hold or broadcast any real negativity, these personalities can find their place at work, even if they end up being known as independent and detached. Ultimately, the quality of their work will make them valuable to a team or organization.

Adventurer (ISFP): Scattered Attention

Focusing on finishing one thing properly before another thing catches their attention is a struggle for Adventurers, and their warm, gentle nature isn’t always enough to compensate for that at work. Depending on the job, there may be hard limits and deadlines that demand attention, making open-minded curiosity a liability to their performance. Over time, this can result in a sense of personal failure or even poor reviews.

Despite their often changing interests, Adventurers enjoy a hands-on approach to whatever captures their focus, which can help them follow through. That tangible, real-world engagement can help keep them on task because they won’t find it as easy to move in a new direction as they might with mental engagements. A new idea may occur, but the physical realities of the current task ask that it be continued, helping Adventurers reach goals as well as seek new ones.

Entrepreneur (ESTP): Abrasiveness

Entrepreneurs are free-minded thinkers who like to act spontaneously, and they have little regard for those who would hamper them with rules and restrictions. When they’re bold about saying and doing what they want – which they often are – others may take it as brashness or even rudeness. Anyone not equipped to handle these personalities’ rough-and-ready style may be rubbed the wrong way, resulting in workplace conflict.

Even with an audacious style of thought and speech, there’s a difference between acting against people and acting with them. When Entrepreneurs take care to keep the common goals and interests of coworkers in mind, they can balance people’s reactions. It’s kind of like a calculated transaction that buys them leeway. And if their actions are truly productive and beneficial, there’s a limit to how much Entrepreneurs should restrain their manner – although tact is always a good thing at work.

Entertainer (ESFP): Social Distraction

Maintaining happy relationships with coworkers is certainly a good thing, but Entertainers may enjoy socializing at work a little too much for their own good, in many cases. Their love of social interaction can interfere with productivity, and that can harm their careers even if they are well-liked otherwise. Obviously, work is work, and some degree of focused technical effort is required to succeed in many workplaces.

When you have a talent, it’s sometimes good to follow it into a career path that makes the most of it. For Entertainers, seeking job positions with a lot of social contact can be a career boost. That could be anything from a managerial position that tasks them with motivating a team to a sales position where they can meet and befriend many new people. It may also be possible to seek a more people-focused set of duties within an existing professional role.

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Let’s be honest – any personality type may show many of the above behaviors and benefit from a little self-examination. (I know I can relate to several of them.) But given their traits, those are some good places for each type to start looking. (Hint, hint.) Heck, why not be brave and let us know in the comments below which of the above applies to you? No shame here, just a bunch of people trying to be their best selves.

And if something about your personality isn’t working well for your career, keep in mind that you probably don’t have to be something you’re not in order to improve the situation. Chances are you can tweak your natural expression slightly to get a better result. You may have a few personality-related tendencies holding you back, but your traits also hold the key to success – if that wasn’t true, you wouldn’t have come this far, so props on that.

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Workplace Weaknesses: 16 Flaws Each Personality Type May Unknowingly Show | 16Personalities? ›

The Most Common Mistype – The INFJ

They trust symbols, value strategy, and see everything from many perspectives. They are abstract and trust impressions over details. INFJs tend to test as perceivers because their dominant function, intuition, is a perceiving function.

What is the most mistyped personality type? ›

The Most Common Mistype – The INFJ

They trust symbols, value strategy, and see everything from many perspectives. They are abstract and trust impressions over details. INFJs tend to test as perceivers because their dominant function, intuition, is a perceiving function.

What are the 4 categories that Myers & Briggs 16 personality types falls under? ›

The four categories are introversion/extraversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perceiving. According to the MBTI, each person is said to have one preferred quality from each category, producing 16 unique types.

What is the rarest 16 personality type? ›

The rarest of the 16 personality types is considered to be INFJ - this combination is only found in one to two percent of the population. Here we are dealing with introverts who think analytically but make decisions based on feelings and values - and ultimately act in a structured and planned manner.

What are some examples of weaknesses in the workplace? ›

Examples of weaknesses on the job
  • Inexperience with specific software or a non-essential skill.
  • Tendency to take on too much responsibility.
  • Nervousness about public speaking.
  • Hesitancy about delegating tasks.
  • Discomfort taking big risks.
  • Impatience with bureaucracies.
Mar 10, 2023

What are weaknesses examples? ›

Examples of Weaknesses.
  • Self-criticism.
  • Shyness.
  • Lack of knowledge of particular software.
  • Public speaking.
  • Taking criticism.
  • Lack of experience.
  • Inability to delegate.
  • Lack of confidence.

What is the 3 rarest personality type? ›

The top 5 rarest personality types ranked
  • INFJ.
  • INTJ.
  • ENTJ.
  • ENFJ.
  • ENTP.
Sep 28, 2021

What is the darkest personality type? ›

Psychologists have identified three traits that make up the sinister-sounding "Dark Triad": narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

What is the most unstable personality type? ›

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), is a personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of intense and unstable interpersonal relationships, distorted sense of self, and strong emotional reactions.

What are the 16 factors of personality? ›

Cattell (1957) identified 16 factors or dimensions of personality: warmth, reasoning, emotional stability, dominance, liveliness, rule-consciousness, social boldness, sensitivity, vigilance, abstractedness, privateness, apprehension, openness to change, self-reliance, perfectionism, and tension ([link]).

What does the 16 personality test best reveal? ›

Each of the 16 personalities discussed reveals a great deal about the individual. It reveals their assets, such as their prowess in solving issues. It reveals their flaws, such as their lack of patience. It also helps you learn about their goals and determine whether they align with your business.

What is the best personality type for a manager? ›

Empathetic and Understanding

Social perceptiveness is one of the most important personality traits of successful managers, according to the Occupational Information Network, or ONET. Effective leaders naturally want to help, coach, and nurture their employees.

Which is the most likable of the 16 personalities? ›

ESFJ. Those who are extroverted, sensing, feeling, and judging are among some of the most likable people, Sameera Sullivan, matchmaker and relationship expert, tells Best Life. They can be identified by their "warm disposition and big hearts," she says.

What are the 2 rarest personality types? ›

The Rarest to Most Common Myers-Briggs® Types
  • The ENTJ – The Rarest MBTI Type. ...
  • The ENFJ – The Second Rarest MBTI Type. ...
  • The INFJ – The Third Rarest MBTI Type. ...
  • The INTJ – Fourth Rarest MBTI Type. ...
  • The ENTP – 4.3% of the National Sample. ...
  • The INTP – 4.8% of the National Sample. ...
  • The ESFJ – 5.7% of the National Sample.
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What is the rarest female 16 personality? ›

Advocates (INFJs) may be the rarest personality type of all, but they certainly leave their mark on the world. Idealistic and principled, they aren't content to coast through life – they want to stand up and make a difference.

What is your greatest weakness in the workplace? ›

Answer “what is your greatest weakness” by choosing a skill that is not essential to the job you're applying to and by stressing exactly how you're practically addressing your weakness. Some skills that you can use as weaknesses include impatience, multitasking, self-criticism, and procrastination.

What are top 3 weaknesses? ›

Sample responses to “What are your weaknesses?”
  1. Self-criticism. I can be quite critical of myself, which can lead to negative self-talk and eventual burnout. ...
  2. Fear of public speaking. I am a naturally shy person. ...
  3. Procrastination. ...
  4. Issues with delegating tasks. ...
  5. Lack of experience with skill or software.
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What are your top 3 greatest weaknesses? ›

List of Example Weaknesses:
  • Competitive.
  • Lack of confidence.
  • Unable to multi-task / Multi-tasking too much.
  • Taking criticism too personally.
  • Time management.
  • Poor writing skills.
  • Lack of computer skills.
  • Taking on too many projects at once.

What are your top 5 strengths and weaknesses? ›

It is important to include personality strengths and weaknesses as it is one of the aspects that show how you handle things and different situations:
  • 5 Personality Strengths You Should Know. Brave. Confident. Idealistic. ...
  • 5 Personality Weaknesses You Should Know. Being too honest. Hard time letting go of tasks until finished.

Is Overthinking a weakness? ›

Is Overthinking a Weakness? Overthinking can be viewed as both a strength and a weakness; it is, therefore, not a strong answer to give when asked about your weaknesses at interview. What is this? In some respects, someone that overthinks can be perceived to be unsure of themselves and their decision-making.

What is the rarest female personality type? ›

“INTJ is the rarest personality type for women.” In fact, at about 0.5 percent of the population, INTJ women might be the rarest of any gender/type combination (perhaps only rivaled by INFJ men).

What is the least intelligent personality type? ›

ESFP. ESFPs are typically the least intelligent personality type from an intellectual perspective.

What is the most common female personality type? ›

Overall, the most common personality type is ISFJ

This type occurs in 14% of the population. It is also the most common personality type among women. ISFJ stands for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging.

What is the most intimidating personality type? ›

Thanks to their blunt and serious mannerisms, INTJs are also one of the personality types most likely to be branded intimidating. Unlike charismatic ENTJs, INTJs tend to be reserved and distant.

What is a dark empath? ›

Dark empathy is characterized by emotional distance disguised as charm and understanding. It is usually motivated by personal gain. Dark empathy is related to the dark triad personality traits. The dark triad refers to the malevolent personality types of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.

What are the strongest personality types? ›

Of all the personality types, the ENFJ is often perceived as being the strongest "people person." They can forge friendships with all personality types, even with more introverted or reticent individuals.

Which personality type is prone to mental illness? ›

Some personality types that are prone to mental health conditions include isolated introverts, overachievers, dramatists, day dreamers, worry warts, and perfectionists. People with these personalities are at risk of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other mental disorders.

Which personality type is manipulative? ›

Deceitfulness and exceptional manipulative abilities are the most common traits among antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. It is the major feature found in the dark triad personality traits, particularly Machiavellianism.

What personality type was Jesus? ›

If the conclusions I've drawn are correct, Jesus had preferences for INFJ or perhaps INTJ, INFP or INTP. This might explain why he stood out so much from the crowd, aside from the fact that, for those who believe in him, he was the son of God.

What happens to personality over a lifetime? ›

And while personality traits are relatively stable over time, they can and often do gradually change across the life span. What's more, those changes are usually for the better. Many studies, including some of my own, show that most adults become more agreeable, conscientious and emotionally resilient as they age.

What are the 4 factors that shape personality? ›

There are 4 major determinants of personality which include the physical environment, heredity, experiences and culture.

What affects your personality? ›

Your life experiences, your education, and the many other things that make you unique shape your personality more than anything else. Your genes and your parents also play a role, with your genes having more of an effect than the parenting styles of your mom and dad.

What personality type always has to be right? ›

ESTJs have a tendency to think they are always right and that their moral compass is objective, absolute and universal.

Which personality test breaks down the personality into five traits? ›

The Five Factor Model breaks personality down into five components: Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Openness, and Stress Tolerance. Personality tests that are based on this model measure where an individual lies on the spectrum of each of the five traits.

Which 16 personality type is the most successful? ›

ENTJ. The winner for the most successful personality type is definitely ENTJ.

What personality types do employers look for? ›

Businesses today prioritize soft skills more than ever. They look for candidates who are dependable, curious, positive, flexible, and effective communicators who work well under pressure, to name a few top characteristics.

What personality are most leaders? ›

If you want to be an effective leader, you need to be kind, thoughtful, creative, an effective communicator, self-aware, have integrity and empathy, engaged, passionate, ethical, and accountable.

What personality type is Big Boss? ›

Naked Snake – INTJ. Also known as Big Boss, Naked Snake is a complicated character to pin down when it comes to his personality type. He has a paradoxical nature where he is an idealist but also a cynic. However, that is a staple of an INTJ personality.

Which personality type overthinks the most? ›

INFP and INFJ: The Overthinkers

We start off with INFPs and INFJs: two Introverted personalities that often experience bouts of anxiety. When it comes to these types, their anxiety can stem from an inclination to overthinking.

What is the kindest personality type? ›

ESFJ. Those who are extroverted, sensing, feeling, and judging are often identified as one of the kindest types by experts. "ESFJs have extroverted feeling as a dominant cognitive function," Gonzalez-Berrios says. "This makes them rule by their hearts.

Which personality type loves the deepest? ›

ESFJs and ENFJs are the most loving personality types. They are outgoing, compassionate, and emotional people who love to express their feelings. They often show their love through physical affection, words of affirmation, and acts of service.

What personality type is hard to read? ›

ISTP - Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, And Perceiving

People with the ISTP personality type are often described as hard to read.

What is the mystic personality type? ›

Nicknamed “The Mystic,” the INFJ is one of the rarest types in the Myers-Briggs® system. These types are known for their keen insights, warm empathy, and profound insight into human potential.

What is the second rarest personality type female? ›

The second most rare Myers-Briggs personality type is ENTJ

However you have a little more company if you're a man with ENTJ preferences, as they make up 2.7% of the population while women with ENTJ preferences only account for 0.9% of the population.

What personality type is most attractive to girls? ›

People who are extroverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving are likely to catch your eye, experts say. These people are fun and adventurous, and that spirit will lure you in and keep you wanting more.

Do 16 personality types change? ›

According to most personality type theories, the individual's type is inborn and does not change. However, individuals can develop traits and habits that differ or even directly contradict the description of their type.

What is the rarest personality type for men? ›

INFJ men are the rarest personality type in males, making up around 0.5% of the population.

What are the big 3 negative personality traits? ›

Psychologists have identified three traits that make up the sinister-sounding "Dark Triad": narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

What are personality weaknesses? ›

Personal weaknesses: These are your unique challenges or the things you know you struggle with. For example, I know that I am not very assertive and I have a hard time standing up for myself. These personal weaknesses are something I have to continually work on.

What are the weaknesses of Type A personality? ›

  • You feel the need to take on a lot of projects at once which can increase stress.
  • You react with hostility and irritation when someone questions your work.
  • You neglect your mental health to achieve your goals.
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What is the weakest personality trait? ›

Being critical and judgmental. Being critical and judgmental of others is one of the most harmful negative personality traits. When we are critical and judgmental, we make others feel bad about themselves and damage our relationships with them.

What are negative Type B personality traits? ›

One issue that people with the type B personality may face is a tendency to take an overly relaxed attitude toward their health. Because they can often be so laid back, they might not be as diligent about maintaining healthy behaviors or staying on top of regular health checkups.

What is the big 5 personality trait neuroticism? ›

Neuroticism, one of the Big 5 personality traits, is typically defined as a tendency toward anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and other negative feelings. All personality traits, including neuroticism, exist on a spectrum—some people are just much more neurotic than others.

What are 5 of your weaknesses? ›

Sample responses to “What are your weaknesses?”
  • Self-criticism. I can be quite critical of myself, which can lead to negative self-talk and eventual burnout. ...
  • Fear of public speaking. I am a naturally shy person. ...
  • Procrastination. ...
  • Issues with delegating tasks. ...
  • Lack of experience with skill or software.
Jun 16, 2023

What are greatest weaknesses? ›

Some skills that you can use as weaknesses include impatience, multitasking, self-criticism, and procrastination. An authentic answer goes a long way. That's why the best solution is to identify your real weaknesses and take proactive measures to address them.

What are Type 7 personality strengths and weaknesses? ›

Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go.

What is a Type 8 personality weakness? ›

Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable.

What are Type 6 personality strengths and weaknesses? ›

Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious.

What are the 7 most difficult personality types? ›

The study then describes the seven traits that can be used to determine if someone is difficult: callousness, grandiosity, aggressiveness, suspicion, manipulativeness, dominance and risk-taking.

What is the most unusual personality type? ›

INFJ is the rarest personality type across the population, occurring in just 2% of the population. It is also the rarest personality type among men. INFJ stands for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging. This unique combination is hard to find in most people.

What is the most difficult personality? ›

The short answer: INFJ (Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judgment) is the most complex Myers-Briggs Personality Type.


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