If our preferences clash, tensions and conflict can arise.
Personality as a system
Some psychologists choose to describe personality as a 'system'.
Mayer (2015) goes further and situates this system in the midst of other systems:
- the brain,
- the setting,
- the situation and
- social groups, and
These systems are
- internal (personality and the brain),
- external (the situation and the setting), and
- team-specific (culture and social norms).
You can control your internal systems, but there are external and team-specific systems that are beyond your control.
Models for describing Personality types
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
the Five-Factor Model (FFM)