Assessment of High Performing Teachers: The Role of Personality Traits
Keywords:Personality traits, Personality assessment, Primary and secondary level teachers, Teachers, Private sector, MBTI test
The majority of the successful organizations of the world are using personality assessment tests like Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for recruitment and selection (R&S), and to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their high performing employees. MBTI research divides humans into 16 categories and also proposes that those having specific personality traits can adopt the teaching profession, as it suits their personality. Employers in Pakistan hardly use any personality assessment tools for recruitment and selection, and still rely on more conservative methods like ‘interviews’.