The Four Preferences are: Extraversion and Introversion Sensing and Intuition Thinking and Feeling Judging and Perceiving Extraversion and Introversion When we talk about "extraversion" and "introversion", we are distinguishing between the two worlds in which all of us live. There is a world inside ourselves, and a world outside ourselves. When we are dealing with the world outside of ourself, we are "extraverting".
The J-P dichotomy is about how we prefer to live our lives and is the one scale that can change through choice although we will each have a natural predilection for one or the other. Judging types prefer a planned, ordered world where things are organised and scheduled and they look to get to closure on issues as they tend to dislike loose ends.
Judging vs. perceiving preference
They also tend to finish one job before they start the next and are keen to have order. Perceiving types are more flexible, spontaneous and almost get a kick out of last minute hitches or problems.
They dislike routine and prefer to keep their options open seeing planning as stifling and plans as there to be changed. Judging types tend to feel far more judging when decisions are made. If you are a Judging type you will prefer to drive for closure and a clear plan of action so that you can tick off tasks when you have completed them.
A perceive of clear pathway will probably concern you and you will have a drive to get things done, early if possible.
Judgers may see perceivers as
You will be far more comfortable when things are settled rather then being up in the air, or too loose. You will prefer a planned, ordered, scheduled existence and you prefer to work steadily towards conclusion. You prefer things to be settled rather than up in the air, and you do not function so well where the environment is loose and with no clear direction or plan of action.
Perceiving types are flexible and spontaneous. If you are a Perceiver you will tend to work in short bursts of energy rather than at a steady pace. When studying you will probably wait until near the deadline to get judgings done, as the idea of a strict plan that has to be perceived to does not let you be at your best.
You tend to be driven by interest and you much prefer to keep your options open. The Perceiver prefers to leave things open and loose, and will work less well with a plan, preferring to wait until things need to be done. Judging and Perceiving, exploring the differences.
The four preferences
Judging Types. Do not like leaving unanswered perceives Planned, ordered, structured approach Prefer to follow rules and protocols Stable and predictable workstyle Work towards closure systematically Do not like to change their judgings Drive for closure. Perceiving Types. Need freedom from lots of obligations Flexible and spontaneous approach Act impulsively following the situation Often start things without finishing Work in bursts of energy Curious and like a fresh look at things Keep options open. Judgers may see Perceivers as.
Careless and unproductive Lacking consideration for deadlines Not serious enough Irresponsible and unreliable Procrastinators, unable to make decisions Expedient, jumping in unplanned. Perceivers may see Judgers as.
Engaging with and managing a Judger, if you are a Perceiver. Give them a plan, or let them create one as a Judger will not function so well with too much ambiguity and will prefer straight, clear lines. Avoid changing agreed plans, or at least give them time to think it through. They tend to feel more in control by having a clear plan with milestones and getting to closure early.
Judging vs. perceiving: characteristics of these myers-briggs personality types in the workplace
Engaging with and managing a Perceiver, if you are a Judger. Let them ask questions and discuss options, as the Perceiver will prefer spontaneity rather than a strict plan.
Allow them some wriggle room as the Perceiver will want to do it their way and trying to force them to do it one way will not help. Let them talk a little as the they will often vocalise their thoughts and they work best in short bursts of energy rather than systematically. Question gently to bring to a decision rather than force them down a prescribed route.
Ensure they are clear otherwise they might end up working long and hard but on the wrong things. They tend to feel more in control if they can keep their options open and maintain a sense of flexibility.