2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART E
Personality is influenced both by biological as well as environmental factors. It is a product of social interactions and many other factors like interests, attitudes, skills, physical and mental health and habitat. It is also observed that the same personality types can be traced in the similar groups or they tend to join the groups to which they are affiliated.
Keeping this in mind, it was assumed that the gender and employment status too would affect the personality or similar type of personalities would be found in the various categories of employment. Hence, the main aim of the research was to study the demographic characteristics like gender and employment in various personality types.
A sample of 142 was taken out of which 66 were females and 76 were males. The sample was further divided into employed and unemployed category that is 65 were employed and rest 77 were unemployed.
Meyers Briggs indicator was used to assess the personality characteristics. The tool indicates 16 personality types on the basis of the following criteria i.e. Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving, Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Judging.
The results show that the personality type i.e. ESTJ was found to be common in both employed and unemployed category. There was no gender wise difference in personality types that is the most prevalent personality in both males and females was found to be ESTJ i.e. Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging.