Life requires coordination, and work follows suit. Life and work require coordinating a variety of bodies and organizations expressing a myriad of opinions and beliefs. Coordinating is a difficult thing, to say the least! Having Coordinator personalities in life and work can make things run smoothly, efficiently, and correctly.
Coordinators are Carl Jung’s Introverted Sensing type. Coordinators are dependent on others but rely on their strong value system to do their jobs well. Coordinators are known for being diplomatic and sincere as well as for their intuition in business and their personal lives.
Coordinators have the best of two worlds when it comes to personality type- they are analytical while being sensitive to others and cautious without being withholding. Individuals with Coordinating personalities are sincere and diplomatic which makes them ideal as leaders and coworkers.
In their everyday work, Coordinators want all the information before making a decision. They do have the ability to remain objective, however, which is a valuable skill to have. They have high expectations for themselves and are highly motivated by their internal desire to succeed. Coordinators can be seen as critical by others, but don’t always say what they are thinking or feeling. Coordinators work well in environments where they feel supported and encouraged by those around them.
Coordinators work best when surrounded by a few like-minded people whom they rely on for advice and encouragement. Coordinators may find it difficult to break out of this circle of trusted co-workers and friends as it takes them some time to trust new people. These individuals can be instrumental in helping Coordinators become more comfortable starting new jobs or tasks that may frustrate them.
Assisting a Coordinator
Coordinators can be helped in many ways, in addition to being helpful to those around them. Coordinators like to work in minimally stressful environments and don’t do well with chaos, interpersonal or otherwise. Coordinators can be assisted in their jobs by knowing why they are doing a task in addition to knowing how to do it.
Coordinators influence others using facts, data, logic, and systematic methodology. Unfortunately, they often don’t add their personal opinions to these facts, which can make them seem clinical or overly analytical. Coordinators can be supported by those around them by increasing personal and professional confidence, clarifying job specifications, giving sincere appreciation, creating a non-stressful environment, and by having a systematic manager or team leader as a guide.
Coordinators are loyal, organized, and hardworking because of their internal drive and motivations. They tend to worry about what might happen and procrastinate on beginning projects because of a fear of failure. Coordinators should learn to trust their instincts and voice their opinions, especially when it matters the most.
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