Stress, personality type and change in the hybrid workplace

Stress, personality type and change in the hybrid workplace

The Myers-Briggs Company shares data and upcoming research around how personality type impacts stress behaviors and the psychology of change

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6, 2022 — According to research, stress is increasing globally. However, what’s likely to stress someone out and what their behaviors are like under stress are different depending on their personality type.

Download this stress infographic from The Myers-Briggs Company to learn more.

Research shows type differences with hybrid work, office work and stress

Upcoming research from The Myers-Briggs Company on remote and hybrid working has found interesting relationships between personality type, stress and work arrangements.

“One of the many interesting things we discovered was among entirely remote workers and entirely office-based workers, those with preferences for Intuition (ENFJ, ENFP, ENTP, ENTJ, INTJ, INTP, INFJ, INFP) reported more stress than those with Sensing preferences (ESFJ, ESFP, ESTP, ESTJ, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP),” says John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership for The Myers-Briggs Company who conducted the research.

“But among hybrid workers, you don’t get this effect. This may be because people with an Intuitive preference enjoy the variety of hybrid work, so they report less stress. It’s one of the many fascinating findings in our research.”

Top stressor – constant change

For many, change can be incredibly stressful, especially when change is constant. And hybrid/remote work has made it harder to connect with colleagues, exasperating stress for many.

With a little insight into psychology and personality differences, people can get what they need to feel empowered during times of change and reduce their overall stress levels. To learn more, download the eBook about psychology, change and the hybrid workplace.

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Michael Burke
MSR Communications

Melissa Summer
The Myers-Briggs Company