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Simply state your boss or bosses type, your type, and explain how they coincide, your relationship, how you view them, ect.
Be sure you know your boss's type by accurate observation or otherwise and are not just guessing please.

I've recently changed jobs but I'll talk about both bosses.
My last manager was an INTJ. You don't often find INTJs in retail, but I convinced him to take a test and sure enough he is INTJ.

I'm INFP, so we weren't best buddies so to speak, but we did get along surprisingly well. (Maybe partly because my feeling and percieving preferences are the weakest.) I somewhat admire INTJs so I was very interested to find out he was one. Of course my feelings were frequently hurt when I did something wrong, because he wasn't likely to approach it sensitively. Although he was very considerate of feelings, more so than an average INTJ and I noticed he always made an effort to say things the right way and not get too upset when something wasn't done as what he thought to be correct.

My new boss, as the owner of a liquor store deli, is an ISFJ. I haven't typed her, but every sign points to this type. She tend to hold her thoughts back (so much that I actually had a difficult time being trained because she was never direct in what she wanted me to do), she speaks under her breath, she doesn't always feel the need to say goodbye when she leaves.

And let's be honest, SJ types are the easiest to spot, being that they have a need to control their environment. The same could be said for INTJs, but they control a bit differently than and SJ would. They are more concerned with precise and accurate facts, rather than the action going on around them.

I don't have many issues with her. Then again, I've only been working there about two months. The only problem is she keeps calling me Kristy. My name's not Kristy... I'd guess that has much to do with her Si.:laughing:

The biggest issues I have with both of these bosses is they want to control everything. I suppose that is a natural and essential trait for anyone in managment, but they need to know when to step down and let me figure things out myself as this is the way I learn best.

So let's have it! What are your experiences at work like in relation to type?
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Seriously. No one knows their boss's type or has any work related MBTI stories? How incredibly sad.

What Every Extroverted Employee Should Know About Introverts:
like quiet for concentration
care about their work and workplace
may have trouble communicating
may know more than they reveal
may seem quiet and aloof
need to be asked for their opinions and ideas (won't simply supply them)
like to work on long complex problems, and have good attention to detail
need to understand exactly why they are doing something
dislike intrusions and interruptions
need to think and reflect before speaking and acting
work alone contentedly
may be reluctant to delegate
prefer to stay in office or cubicle rather than socialize
do not like to draw attention to themselves
work well with little supervision
may have trouble remembering names and faces

What Every Introvert Employee Should Know About Extroverts:
network well and socialize with co-workers
keep trap of the company grapevine
respond quickly to requests and spring into action without much advance thinking
enjoy phone calls and see interruptions as welcome diversions
become impatient and bored when the work is slow or repetitive
develop ideas through interaction and discussion
are good at marketing themselves
like to physically move around a lot, prefer to be out and about
speak while they are thinking
have excellent verbal skills, enjoy verbal jousting, ask many questions
like to be part of the majority opinion and feel isolated without management support
appreciate and enjoy attention
are attracted to other extroverts
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